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Nice relaxing day

Saturday, September 22, 2012

We didn't go to the lake today. It was cloudy, and hazy in areas, so I didn't think it would make for good pictures. I did get some pics of my favorite birds in our backyard.
I bought a finch Thistle seed sock, and DH hung it for me in the garden area. I knew most of the Sunflower seeds had been eaten. I didn't want to lose these precious birds. They seem to be enjoying the Thistle seed. There were 2 Finches on the sock. The bird in the back was to busy eating to pose for me. Not once did it peep his head around. The other Finch would grab a seed, look at me, grab a seed. Therefore, some of the pics are a bit fuzzy. It just didn't stay still lol.










The curious Dove was watching


One of my Angel statues.


Off in the distance I saw another Hot Air Balloon


Henley the Hero




Last of the Sunflowers








Have a good Sunday!

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  • FUTUREHOPE49
    emoticon photos! Love the birds, very beautiful!
    Henley is a real pin up! Would love to have those photos on my wall! Very handsome dog!
    I love your angel! beautiful! And the sunflowers are so bright and pretty! I missed mine this year. I must grow them next year!
    2703 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    I LOVE Henley's face....you just want to grab his ears and give him a great big smooch! emoticon
    2707 days ago
  • RONALANA
    I love your finch pictures - and Henley is quite the charmer! I see you are a lover of the outdoors! I enjoyed visiting your blog!
    2710 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3468195
    I keep missing these great blogs. Beautiful pictures, I am going to have to put up more bird feeders. The Finches are so pretty. Absolutely love Henley.
    I keep trying but the crows won't stay put for a picture. Hope everything is going well, have a great evening. emoticon emoticon
    2710 days ago
  • SPLASHDOG1
    Henley the big love bug! Want to kiss him right on the nose!
    2710 days ago
  • MARLINDA5
    aww Henley looks so handsome.

    Love the pictures of the finches - how cute.

    Your sunflowers as always are so pretty -

    have a good day :) emoticon
    2711 days ago
  • KLAD_COCKERS
    I love hot air balloons! If you ever get the chance to go up in one, do it! It's totally awesome.

    Handsome Henley . . . I just wanna give him a big kiss!
    2711 days ago
  • GOOZLEBEAR
    Love all the photos but Henley the Hero is my favorite!!!! Glad you had such a great day. Wishing you a successful week ahead!

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    2711 days ago
  • OLDERDANDRT
    Oh, those pretty finches! I keep niger feeders for them year round, but they prefer, it seems, the black oil sunflower seeds that I put out for the Cardinals and other assorted feathered friends! They let the niger rot in their tubes! Ugh! The doves will sometimes just take over the feeders b/c they like the sunflower seeds, too! Nobody told them that they are supposed to be ground feeders! Like the Jays!! hehe They get in the feeders now and again, too!! I'll be tickled pink when the starlings, grackles and cow birds move on out of our town. I think they may have already as I haven't seen them lately!
    Hero Henley is such a big love!!! Showed these pics to my DS and he's in love!!!
    Nice angle statue! I can't seem to keep a gazing ball! They lose their color! Like the paint melts right off! Yours is so pretty!
    Nice balloon! You must have some real die-hard balloonists in your general area! Nice!
    We're still struggling with our bathroom re-build, so any day is only relaxing in spurts as we try to chill out between spurts of work! hehe Planning a nice relaxing walk around the block before it gets dark this evening.
    Have a super rest of the day!!! emoticon

    2712 days ago
  • VONBLACKBIRD
    They had a hot air balloon show near us this past week..nice..just would lvoe to ride one though..We feed our finches and other birds black oil sunflower seeds all winter..Hubby made me a nice feeder from a mason jar..and have it outside my studio window to watch. I don't like feeding them duirng the summer or fall and will start back feeding them in December..they have enough grass and thistlle seed wild right now..Our golden finches are so many that they drive off the redbirds and purple finches..chickadees, wrens etc...they are fiesty little things..Can't wait for the junkas to return..Bluebirds have gone now and still seeing just a few humming birds.
    Love our photos as usual.
    2712 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6307291
    Hungry little fellas, aren't they? Good pics. You must keep a camera ready at all times to get these shots.
    2712 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13099273
    Good Morning Jeanne - Wonderful to see while I was drinking my coffee this am - my hidden pleasure - The Balloon - not something you see everyday. Hugs - LIL Racer emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    Those birds are precious, but not as darling as Henley The Hero!
    2712 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8643915
    Beautiful picture of Henley! Sunflowers still look perky. Love the blog as always!! emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • WINE4GIRL
    We had tons of finches around this summer, but they are all gone now. Love the shots of Henley! What a face!
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    2712 days ago
  • MARTHA-ANN
    Lovely photos Jeanne, I think your thistle seed is what we call niger seed...very tiny black seeds...the birds love them!
    Have a good Sunday!
    2712 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/23/2012 4:00:51 AM
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Love the photos!! Gorgeous finch! Cute Henley! Just want to hug his neck!! Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? I think they are so cool, but think it may scare me too much, with my fear of heights! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10172547
    Cool sock! I love our finch Flocker - the birds are so fun to watch.
    2712 days ago
  • EVWINGS
    As always beautiful photos. I love the balloon and the sunflowers. Henely is such a handsome guy!! Your angel is lovely, too. That dove is so neat watching the other birds.
    2712 days ago
  • JAMER123
    I love the little finches. I haven't had thistle out for a couple yrs. and miss them coming around. They used to winter with us and I am sure they would again if I had food out and we were there. Thanks for the pictures!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • MADAMES
    I love the photos of the finches....aren..'t they beautiful creatures? Henley has such a distinguished face with such wise eyes! The sunflowers are just gorgeous with the sun behind them! Beautiful images ....thank you for sharing.
    2712 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    Henley the Hero always makes my day.The more photos of Henley the better !!!!
    2712 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    Your pictures are great as usual. Sunflowers are so cheery!
    2712 days ago
  • PONYFARMER
    Is Henly a Red Tick Hound. He is beautiful. I too love the yellow finches and now that my sunflower's are all dried up, I see less of them. I would hang a sock but we have rats bc of the horses and grain. Horses don't completly digest some grain like corn, so it attracts rats. I don't want anymore here than I already have.

    As always love your photos.
    2712 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    Thanks once again for sharing your bird visitors with us! emoticon
    2712 days ago
  • AJB121299
    great photos
    2712 days ago
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