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Monday, February 15, 2010

GGBD and Birds..

My gardens are showing some new growth and setting some buds..as far as actual blooms-- this is about it.
Thank you Carol over at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com for hosting this monthly meme.
Last day to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count....





Today I am Thankful that the children have a day off of school....

Happy Presidents Day!

40 comments:

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Nice pictures! At least you can say you had some outdoor blooms. There really isn't much going on right now here. I would have nothing if it weren't for the indoor plants!

Gail said...

Ditto what Dave said~We are now covered with ice and it's dangerous out there! Love your garden photos~happy Bloom Day, gail

Susie said...

Well at least you got some great color from those beautiful birdies.

Dar said...

You captured some awesome bird shots...love the one of the nuthatch...nice. I call for the first strawberry...nuttin' better n' fresh......
BlessYa

Caroline said...

Love your bird shots! I've been trying all weekend without much luck. Happy GBBD!

Lois said...

You got some cute bird pictures Darla! I was sick all weekend so I wasn't able to do much of anything.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wonderful bird photos. I have never seen a pine warbler in my area.
Marnie

tina said...

We've had six snow days here so far and to make up for them the school system decided to have school today. Guess what? It snowed! Ha! No school here either. It's nice having him at home. I bet you'll have fun too!

Dorothy said...

Nice to see something blooming!! Great variety of bird pictures!

Happy Monday!

Amy said...

What great photos of the birds. Strawberry plants are one of my favorites. I think the strawberries are just a bonus. I like the foliage and cute little blooms. :)

imac said...

Are you the only Mum thats thankfull for the kids having a day Off School.

Love your flower post.

Rose said...

Great to see some REAL outdoor blooms right now, Darla! Those pretty pink blossoms certainly are cheery. Thanks, too, for the reminder on the Bird Count--we've had a new blanket of snow, so they should be out in full force for me to count today. I'm not very good at identifying too many species, but it's interesting to see that I have many of the same birds that you do in Florida.

Anna flowergardengirl™ said...

I'm glad you put the name of the birds on the pictures cause I need to learn them. Love all your pictures and you've been so good to drop by my blog and encourage me lately...I've needed it.

So just a few blooms? It's a pretty one. I only have a few pansies. We've had so much snow and rain that I'm almost 2 months behind working on Copper Top.

Self Sagacity said...

Hi Darla, Those are great pictures. Thanks for the visit. Your blog is very pretty.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla! I bet you'll be having more blooms very soon. Sooner than I will, anyway. Your birds are just as pretty as flowers, though. I bet you enjoy them.

Hang in there, spring is on its way! Even though the waiting is hard, and I am very tired of snow and cold temps, I like this time of year better than November, when I know it's going to be a long time before I'm able to get back out in the garden. Are your temps getting more seasonably normal?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla! I bet you'll be having more blooms very soon. Sooner than I will, anyway. Your birds are just as pretty as flowers, though. I bet you enjoy them.

Hang in there, spring is on its way! Even though the waiting is hard, and I am very tired of snow and cold temps, I like this time of year better than November, when I know it's going to be a long time before I'm able to get back out in the garden. Are your temps getting more seasonably normal?

Bangchik said...

Beautiful pictures..., wonder why that white breasted nuthatch has its beak pointing upwards... ~bangchik

bennie and patsy said...

It is snowing here today, but some things are peeping up out of the ground.
Patsy

Noelle said...

Hello Darla,

I love your little strawberry blossom. It reminds me of driving by the huge strawberry fields in California when I was a child.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Strawberry flowers already!
Your bird pictures are great. For the first three days of our count it poured rain, so my pictures haven't been too great. Today the sky is blue and the birds are singing.

Becca's Dirt said...

OOoohh Darla - what a beautiful Dianthus. Soon we'll all be showing off our goods. Beautiful birds.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I had to laugh at your strawberry blossom. At first I thought it was some kind of exotic protea with that cone in the middle. Nice shot!

My fingers are crossed that your Floridian weather will return soon.

Grace Peterson said...

BTW, Congrats on the header win!! It's an amazing shot.

RainGardener said...

I love the cute bird pictures you get. I miss having them here but they are starting to come back now.
Hey Darla I just did my anniversary drawing and you won the Columbine. email me at karrorama@gmail.com with your address and I'll get that sent to you.
Congratulations!

sweet bay said...

Lovely Dianthus. Lovely bird shots too!

Martha's Menagerie said...

Can't believe you have those beautiful blooms with the weather we've been having here in Florida - ick! See you Wednesday for the header challenge :-)

Julie said...

I had a nice day with my grandkids who were also off from school! Beautiful photos!!!
Julie

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Darla and thank you for the lovely images! A strawberry bloom? Can't even dream about it yet!

Teresa said...

I love to watch the birds in my yard, but I never knew what most of them were. As always, your photos are beautiful. And thanks for the birdie lesson!

Twisted Fencepost said...

No new growth around here....YET.
But it's coming.
Sorry you didn't have any snow.
Our area didn't get a day off from school. It was used as a make-up day from snow a couple of weeks back.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Well it's good to see strawberry and dianthus buds/blooms, regardless of whether that is 'all' or not! Any and all are welcome! I've never seen a Pine Warbler before...it's precious. I will post my bird count soon...had a wonderful turn out for it. Happy Bloom Day;-)

Rhonda Carrier said...

Keep counting those birds. thanks for the photos.

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