Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dusk....

... my favorite time of the day to sit down and relax in the back yard (it's really too soon to call it a garden... soo many things still to be done! But it's getting there!)


The birds are very active at dusk. This little wren, on top of the girls' old swingset, has some straw in her beak and has been busy building a nest. (You may have to enlarge the photo to even see her! Wrens are just so sweet, and what lovely, loud singing voices they have for such tiny ittle birds!)


A mourning dove landed on top of the birdhouse before flying down to one of the birdbaths in the backyard. Poor birdhouse. It was a cheapy from The Christmas Tree Shop within the last year or two. You get what you pay for, that's for sure. I'll see if I can spruce it up and get a few more years out of it before it warps and falls apart completely...


And here are my first shots of the female hummer that arrived yesterday. She definitely likes the feeder down by the patio, which is where I was sitting.


Here she is on another trip to the feeder, as it was getting darker. Of course that's when the mosquitos started coming out. Are there any parts of the U.S. that do not have mosquitos? I think that's where I would like to retire some day!


On my way back to the house I spotted one of our Chips. It was very unusual to see him that late in the evening. They're usually in bed a good hour before sundown; or at least they're not coming around for peanuts during our last hour in the yard so I assume they're bedded down for the night.


So I tossed Chip a few peanuts before heading in for the night. We're working on a project that I'll share with you soon, hence the pile of lumber in front of the shed. I think Chip is going to miss it when it's gone. He was enjoying being king of the mountain!
It's POURING buckets here right now, and tomorrow is supposed to be off-and-on showers, so I'm not sure how soon this project will be completed, but I'll share it with you soon I hope!Wishing you all a lovely week!
Donna

5 comments:

Ann said...

You have lovely homes for all your birds. I especially like the humming bird. We finally had some last year. They are so facinating to me. Your hanging baskets look beautiful. Anxious to see your new project.

Southern Lady said...

It looks like your garden is a wonderful place to be in the evening. That is my favorite time of the day, too. My husband and I like to sit outside and listen to the birds. It is very relaxing. Carla

Claudia said...

I never get tired of seeing or hearing the birdies! And your little chipmunk is so cute.

xo
Claudia

CIELO said...

Such pretty gardens and deck... no wonder it's your refuge....

Cielo

Chatelaine said...

Love your new blog header. That chippy is so sweet! You have always have wonderful photos of the chipmunks.