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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Northern Nature Can Be Fun, Too.

Every year I mourn leaving the larger-than-life Florida animals and flowers. Then, once I am back North, there are always wonderful surprises.

One of my daughters left a ceramic bird seed dish and seed when she visited my house while I was gone. It isn't high-tech, but looked cute on the railing of my back porch/deck. The birds took right to the new feeder in spite of its close proximity to the house and my doorwall. First the common sparrows and doves then the following photo!

Last year my brother and sister-in-law gave me a finch feeder and thistle seed like they use. I finally got a pair of yellow finches along with some purple or red house finches and some sparrows who really TRIED to reach the seed by hanging upside down. They are nowhere near the acrobats that the Goldfinches are.

This year there have been more Goldfinches! I am delighted.

The birds aren't the only early spring visitors.

Of course, I have been scrapbooking the photos!


MKBashlor said...

I love the squirrel pics! lol

lezbag said...

Your reply ended up in my bulk mail folder last week. did you get my response? leslie/lezbag

Leslie said...

Oh I just love this! I'm having a lovely time catching up on your blog. :)

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