We had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends , the weather has been wonderful all though a bit chilly at times in the evenings and early mornings but pleasant .
I have been puttering in the yard and gardens getting things tidied up and cleaning and putting the water features away so they don't freeze when the hard frost hits and could ruin the little pumps , we still have water out there for our birdies and critters .
I went around the yard and gardens with my little red wagon which we call Ruby and collected my little statues from my gardens , washed them off dried them and put them to bed for the season .
I think I need to re paint these little guys next year they are looking a little weathered .
Whilst some plants and flowers are all done my rose of Sharon's which are new to the gardens as of this summer from clippings are getting big and decided to bloom for me . I am glad the drought through the summer didn't have an affect on them .
I have lots of English daises who love the cooler weather popping up every where now and since I have had them for two years they have spread like wild fire all over , we love them as they will bloom in a mild winter like they did last year funny to have outdoor flowers in bloom in the snow but we liked it very much .
I saw these Blue jay feathers sitting on the blocks we have in the back , hope the blue jay is ok maybe he just molted a few for new ones .
The bees are still out and about collecting nectar from what wild flowers there are left in the fields .
Miggs has been busy watching the yard keeping an eye on things for me .
As I sat outside this morning having my cuppa tea as the sun was rising and I watching the birdies I heard a faint towhee towhee I thought wait a minute I have never heard that bird here before . So in my jammies no doubt I grabbed my camera and followed the sound . To my surprise I was able to capture this stranger to our area as he was feasting on the berries in the brush in the field beside our house .
At first I was trying to figure out what he was but I just kept taking his photo as I was delighted to see him here .
I watched him snacking on the berries deep in the brush ,not really knowing what breed he is as I have never seen him here so I took lots of photos and dashed in to look on my bird search website , Well what ya know he is an Eastern Towhee never had one of them here before hope he hangs around for a while I do enjoy his sound and seeing a new bird about . I love living on the migration path as each year brings new birds to our area .
Our Eastern Blue birds are about as well playing in the trees on the wires and on our roof .
This little guy stopped to take a peek at us sitting on our patio lol !
Also our Juncos are back now to as are our chipping Sparrows and other breeds . I do like migration time and the fall for all the birds we see and get stopping over and maybe staying .
The leaves are falling more each day and some have completely changed the colours of the trees are looking more vibrant with each passing day . The sun is still warm and breezes are cool . I am almost finished my garden clean up , well … I would of already been done if I didn't stop to take loads of photos but I just cant help myself there is so much out there to photograph .
Until next time .