Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day


A holiday with meaning.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sunny Sunday


Catching some rays! Fence finial Turkey Vulture.
Hope you too have an enjoyable Sunday.

Brazen Buck

We have a new deer.

It's this young buck.

He is pretty brazen and strolls right up onto the patio and comes and looks in the kitchen door! 

Not you!

You wouldn't do that!

You might though.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Morning Songs

Design - "Little Birds Calendar - Robin - February"
Designer - The Little Stitcher
FAbric - 32 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 11 April 2018
Completed - 14 April 2018

A European Robin

An American Robin

Thursday morning I got a solo serenade!

From this guy.

A male Northern House Wren. 

He sang...

...and sang...

...and sang.

Sang his little heart out.

I was most pleased to enjoy this soloist.

It was a great concert!


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Birds on Branches

Design - "Little Birds Calendar" - "Eastern Bluebird"
Designer - The Little Stitcher
Fabric - 32 count Vintage Mocha linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 18 May 2018
Completed - 21 May 2018


Here's a celebration of birds on branches.

Male Evening Grosbeak

Male and female

Oodles of American Goldfinches

All stacked up

Lesser Goldfinches

Back to American Goldfinches

Male, female, male, female

Male Anna's Hummingbird

Nesting Continues

Design - "Wren"
Chart - "Prairie Birds"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Fabric - 32 count Wichelt Ocean Kiss linen
Started - 19 August 2018
Completed - 26 August 2018


So just when I think I've 'collected' all the species possible in my yard and property...

Pow! I see and ID a new Yard Bird. 
This is a Northern House Wren. 

The photos were taken looking through a metal fence, so are blurry.

But I was thrilled to watch the House Wren as it carefully gathered nesting material. 

Little tiny Douglas fir twigs seemed to suit.

And off it goes.  It also took some of the organic cotton from my nesting ball.

Also hard at work with nest construction was this female Rufous Hummingbird.

Busy, busy, busy birds.