Friday, October 21, 2011

Bees and Birds

I worked on Chessie's "Quaker Bee Sampler" a bit.  Made some progress on the lower-case alphabet.

Whenever I curse the thuggish nature of the wild mullein in the front flowerbed, I must remind myself... 

...that they provide a most excellent habitat for our many woodpeckers.

Including this most vibrant fellow...

...a male Red Breasted Sapsucker!

So I should just continue to be industrious in my weeding and keep the mullein numbers under control.  Then I can enjoy the avian visitors who perch on the mullen and eat the seeds.

Still decorating...

With the four cat residing at Clos du Bois, it's only fitting to have a Cat Halloween decoration.

Living in the country we don't get any Trick or Treaters, but we decorate as though we might!

9 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A beautiful bird - lovely colours.

Penny said...

I think woodpeckers are my favorite bird. I've never seen any around my house, but my mother gets the Downy and Red-bellied woodpeckers at her house. I love your blog header and all of your Halloween decorations. :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Mindi said...

The Quaker Bee sampler is looking really cute. I can't believe the coloring on that woodpecker, I've never seen one so bright.

Mouse said...

ooo its looking lovely .. and that woodpecker is stunning ... and cute decorations :) love mouse xxxx

Nancy said...

Just to get to see those woodpeckers is enough reason to leave the mullins!

Carol said...

What an amazing woodpecker, Beth--you are so lucky to spot so many birds and other wild things on a daily basis!

Ranae said...

The Bee Quaker is looking great.
I just love your photo's

Siobhan said...

Nice progress on your Quaker piece, Beth! Love the decorating. I haven't put up a thing and don't know if I will. I feel almost as if I've transitioned into Christmas mode since I need to get working on ornaments. Love the bird photos, as always!

trillium said...

This will be my first time giving out treats as a city dweller. I'm admit I'm already sampling them.