Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring In The Yard

 
The yard is always a busy place in the spring. A few visitors and things growing.
 
 Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak
 
Female Red-winged Blackbird (with a Grackle in the background)
 
The Grackle
 
Canadian Columbine (Aquilegia Canadensis)
 
"Winky Double Dark Blue-White" Columbine (Aquilegia Vulgaris)

And of course, a black squirrel.
 
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35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Grosbeaks are one of my favorite birds. I wish they stayed here all summer. The columbine is beautiful. The Black squirrel is a cutie. Great post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Pretty and busy it makes me smile. Wonderful shots. Hope you are well. HUGS B

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful nature shots ~ floral, furry friends and feathered friends ~ delightful!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

TexWisGirl said...

such crisp, clear and beautiful shots! thanks, karen...

Debbie said...

your bird images are always the best!! i was thinking about you today, missing you...isn't that funny!!

the purple bloom was my favorite!!!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

The black squirrel is very dashing, I think but the Grosbeaks are a big favorite of mine so they made me smile. Thanks for the great pix!...:)JP

Elephant's Child said...

Love your visitors - and have a huge weakness for Grannie's Bonnets. I don't have either of those though...

Photo Cache said...

Busy spring indeed. I have never seen the double columbine before.

Worth a Thousand Words

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy! I feel like "ask and ye shall receive" -- I was really wanting an update on those wonderful black squirrels. And I got one and the beautiful double columbine (I didn't even know there was such a thing) is an added bonus.

Envious of the wonderful rose-breasted grosbeak -- I would so love to add this to my birds. Have never seen one. He is wonderful.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pictures Karen!

Lady Fi said...

What pretty shots.

colleen said...

What beautiful models. And the shots are so crystal clear.

Jim said...

Good shots.

Jim said...

Cute shot.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a great variety of visitors and so colorful, too! The flowers are just fantastic to see!

David Gascoigne said...

As usual, Karen, your pictures are as crisp and clear as an icicle. If you are in The KW area let me know and I should be able to find Bobolinks for you.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos,

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Such lovely visiters, and flowers in your garden, and superb clarity in your shots. A wonderful post.

Lea said...


A beautiful series of photos!

Electra said...

Beautiful Beautiful photos!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have such beauty in your backyard, Karen. And you've captured it all so well. Well done, ma'am!

Rambling Woods said...

You take such good care of the wildlife Karen...Michelle

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love the male grosbeak. He is colored so pretty. Beautiful columbine. I've never seen a black squirrel. Great pics.

Valerie said...

That male Grosbeak is a picture of "sartorial elegance"! Thanks for sharing your feathered friends, Karen.

Denise inVA said...

Brilliant photos Karen, great to see your post :)

Nora said...

Wonderful bird photos and all the flowers also. I like the Grosbeaks. We just made a feeder exactly like that! Great shots, so close up. How do you get that close I wonder.

Anu said...

Wonderful photos!

wolfe said...

Hello,
I've just discovered your blog and find it amazing!
The pictures are so beautiful!
Have a nice day

Les... said...

excellent pics of the birds, flowers and of couse the squirrel! *S*

well done !!

Liz said...

So many gorgeous birds and creatures!

Bob Bushell said...

Stunning photos of all. Thanks Karen.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely nature shots.

Marie C said...

Awesome flowers and visitors! I especially loved that red-winged blackbird female. Such crisp clarity and color with all your shots!

RedPat said...

Your yard is a busy place!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those grosbeaks look like they are smiling :) and I love the black squirrel!!