Life on my patio…

Birds are the most accomplished aeronauts the world has ever seen. They fly high and low, at great speed, and very slowly. And always with extraordinary precision and control.  David Attenborough The elegant pair! The most friendly male Red Cardinal! Finally it's partner has overcome fear... Not sure if this is a finch... very fidgety to... Continue Reading →

A closer look…

All in my backyard and during walks, in the lockdown period! Never actually ventured into closeups until lockdown times... I don't have a macro lens either! Just made the best of available resources... Nature is our friend - trees, squirrels, grass, fields, meadows, oceans - without people. Hike. Walk. Stroll. Bike. Swim. Be in a... Continue Reading →

Bugs, bees, birds n brats!

  Nature is our friend - trees, squirrels, grass, fields, meadows, oceans - without people. Hike. Walk. Stroll. Bike. Swim. Be in a still place and feel eternity. Have a great time. Just feel it. - Frederick Lenz I've been strictly following the above quote! Of late the carona crisis seems to be under control in Ontario.... Continue Reading →

Pecking forever…

Posted for BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – WOODPECKERS   I had a pair of woodpeckers visiting me in early spring. This is the best capture I could get as they are generally perched very high up on the trees... I failed to entice them to my feeders! The woodpecker says -  Find your own rhythm... Continue Reading →

Caged or free…

Time to liberate yourself from the shackles in your mind... “The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” - Aung San Suu Kyi  This pretty queen - the female Red Cardinal is a rare visitor to my patio. Generally hangs out on the trees nearby waiting for food,... Continue Reading →

That tastes just perfect!

Inspired by Becky's - Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter or Umami... “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”- Virginia Woolf Don't count calories - eat to your heart's content at least on weekends 😂🤗 Have a great weekend! Posted for SQUAREPERSPECTIVES - 18 and RDP SATURDAY: MOUTHWATERING  

All things bright n beautiful…

Posted for July colors and letters - sunflower yellow   All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all. Each little flow’r that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings. The purple-headed mountains, The river... Continue Reading →

Family…

I love to see the values of family in nature! The inborn sense of caring, sharing, bonding and togetherness... I often see these birds move together in pairs, at times carrying food for their partners or young ones... Last week I saw a family of raccoons play in my backyard. This was late in the... Continue Reading →

New visitors…

Finches at our feeders! A pair of golden finch regularly visit me of late... According to Mr Google - The presence of the goldfinch signifies abundance and prosperity. It symbolizes the importance of positivity and optimism, and the value of happiness, joy, and simplicity in your life. For now I'm happy with this piece of info...... Continue Reading →

Yay! It’s a Blue Jay…

    I'm lucky to have these beautiful, blue birds in my backyard. They keep singing almost the whole day, in their not so melodious voice but I'm okay with it. They stealthily come to my patio to feed on the roasted sunflower seeds. Below is one exceptional day when they were literally noisy by... Continue Reading →

Backyard visitors…

who kept me company during covid times!   “To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” – Andri Cauldwell Have a great day! Posted for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Close ups or macros

Only visitors keeping me company…

during covid times! These feathered friends in my backyard have made my life interesting during lockdown times... I wake up to their call and have seen them hang around on my patio till almost 10 in the night, as long as there is some daylight... Have a great day! Posted for The Cosmic Photo Challenge -... Continue Reading →

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