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Thursday, April 19, 2012

It Is To Be A Beautiful Day


Woke up this morning with the sun shining and temps already at 10 degrees or 50 F .The birds are singing and chatting away . Yesterday evening Papa cut the grass and today I am going to do the trimming . Miggy and I are going to go for our walk soon come home and enjoy this lovely weather and maybe take photos if I see or find something that catches my eye. I try to have my camera with me all the time cause ya just never know when a photo opportunity will arise !


               Isn't he cute ! This little guy is a Chipping Sparrow !


    Half of our centre garden bloomed , the other half I will plant some of my flowers I get from my favourite garden centre !


        Our huge 150 year old tree. This photo doesn't do its hugeness justice . it is a beautiful tree when all the leaves have opened and provides wonderful shade on those hot summer days !


         This young Clay-coloured Sparrow seems quite interested in our Wrens house !


                                                         Miggy being Miggy lol !

                                      Until next time hope you all have good day !

                                           Country Gal


Laura said...

I absolutely love the tree picture!
My mother-in-law is having trouble with sparrows taking over bluebird houses and read that if you drill a 2 1/2" hole in the top of the house, the sparrows will leave because they don't like the hole, but the bluebirds don't mind. Don't know if that's the case with wrens. Wrens are my favorite. I love their pretty singing first thing in the morning!

Faye Henry said...

What a beautiful tree, Elaine.. All your pics are lovely.. We had a very heavy frost last night..
Have a blessed day..

Ms. ~K said...

What an amazing tree!
Thank you and Miggy for sharing your beautiful day!

Honest Abe said...

I noted the comment Laura (above) made with respect to sparrows taking over the blue bird houses and am reminded that we are actually messing with the lives of all birds when we provide bird houses and feeders. In the wild, the birds have to pick and choose their nests or houses and are always on the lookout for suitable houses and who finds it first gets it. So the sparrow is a lot more aggressive, like starlings, and have survived for hundreds of years, now, in this country by making themselves at home. The house is there and there are many more sparrows than blue birds so I am not surprised that the sparrows got the house.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What an awesome tree, I can only imagine it's magnificence once it is fully-leafed.
Those little sparrows are the busiest bodies, and yes I'm sure she's thinking about taking that Wren's nest for herself :)
Sweet Miggy, always the happy girl :)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful photos and I hope the upcoming weekend is just as wonderful for you!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your garden is lovely and your tree is amazing!! I always love old trees, and can't help but think about the stories they could tell!!

I hope you and Miggy have had a good day!!

Denise said...

Oh what a lovely post, and super photos. Thanks so much and have a great weekend. Is Miggy smiling? That looks like a smile to me.

Lois Evensen said...

That tree is gorgeous. We had a huge oak that finally died and we had to have removed. We counted about 150 rings in it.

Red said...

That is one humungous tree! Now , what kind is it? For sure we don't have those here.