Sunday, May 8, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 5/8/11

What a bright, and beautiful Mother's Day!  The sun is shining and it's going to get into the mid 60s today.  A perfect day for gardening, and that is what I intend to do, just as soon as it gets a little bit warmer.

There have been a lot of visitors this week.  Many of them have come in pairs.  This is the Mallard duck pair that comes faithfully, every day.
A Mourning Dove pair
And the Canada goose pair, who spend every day eating and lounging at the spa.
Mr. Tom Turkey, however, has given up on his courting, and now comes by himself.  He's got to be tired and hungry after all those weeks of strutting and showing off.
And, I solved the mystery this week, of why my bird bath has been losing water so rapidly.  The culprit?  Mr. Canada goose.



It's just the right height, I guess.

Have a very Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

21 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh dear, I had to laugh at the goose poking his head over the bird bath, so determined.
Yes, everything is looking lovely your way, and what a variety of visitors you have, so exciting.
Happy Mother's Day to you too !
~Jo

texwisgirl said...

look how GREEN things are! wonderful! the goose made me gasp and then laugh out loud! priceless!

Judith said...

How lovely and green it is! I love the photographs.

Samantha said...

The goose made me laugh out loud!

Upupaepops said...

Oh you can feel the bright sun shine

I LOVE the second cut throat goose picture


The Tom likely lost a lot of weight. These birds usually drop a ton during the season

Still have my fingers crossed for teen-aged gobblers before long

I hope you have a nice day in the sun. Look for the early sign of those Hellborine for me.

Gary said...

What a fun post!! Glad you're back!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Madi and Mom said...

YAY!! We are so happy to be looking out your rear window again!! It looks like every little bird was thrilled to see you out and about too,
PS...since you are getting back into the groove of blogging just a heads up, we have a special post tomorrow...if you have time drop by. Thank you ahead of time
Hugs Madi and Mom

Janet said...

As usual a wonderful cross section of visitors to your garden Louise I`am envious !

Jim said...

Louise, you could start charging these critters admission! lol

Great photos and they are so regular with their visits.

Canyon Girl said...

I was so happy to see a comment of yours on my post of today. I think I've been a bit worried or at least wondered. I'm struggling to stay afloat amidst a bunch of emotions about getting injured again. Hearing from old friends helps a lot.--Inger

Woodswalker said...

That goose guzzler photo sure made me laugh! How lovely and green your yard looks. My grass is growing tall already, but I'm very reluctant to cut it because it is full of flowering violets.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise! It was so nice to hear from you today! It's also great to see a post too--I love your Sunday posts and seeing whose visiting you! The goose has given me a pretty good grin!! :-D

I hope you've had an enjoyable day!

Terry said...

It is always so good to hear from you, Louise. Your yard looks beautiful. Can't wait to see that goose swimming in your birdbath!

Tammy said...

It's amazing the variety of wildlife you have in your backyard. Who needs t.v. with that parade in your backyard? Thanks for sharing.
Tammy

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful visitors you had!

Sheri said...

Louise, that second photo of the goose dipping into the water is absolutely priceless! LOL! Glad you're back and I look forward to garden news.

sophie...^5 said...

The wildlife sure enjoy your offerings...the treats and water features. Lovely greening happening and the sun is so important...we need sun here...too much rain!

Jim said...

Just 'checking in' Louise! Hope things are well with you.
Jim

Tammy said...

Hi Louise,
Just hoping everything is okay out your way. I miss seeing your posts and hope you are well.
Tammy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise!! I know you are busy, but I just wanted to stop by and let you know that yesterday when I was at Wegmans, I thought of you--No reason really, but I'm thinking of you again today and thought I'd just let you know that!!

I hope all is well with you!!

John Gray said...

what a change from those snow bound pictures of a few months ago!