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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Observations


Red-winged Blackbird
Edging their way into my bird feeder in backyard.
There is not just one, an entire flock try to sit on the feeder together.
I don't remember seeing them come here before.


A friend gave me some clippings from a plant of hers.
"String of Hearts"
I rooted it in water, then planted it in this small pot.
Finally it is starting to take off.
The leaves are amazing with their heart shaped leaves.






9 comments:

Ellie said...

Those are quite striking looking birds aren't they?
I love your plant in the blue pot :)

Sandra said...

i bought a beautiful string of hearts, already full grown and it lived about a month. i love them, but i do kill plants.

TexWisGirl said...

i wonder if the blackbirds are migrating. they'll be coming here for the winter.

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Jane
I loved your Bodega Bay post. My mom is 87 and still gets around wonderfully, but she is slowing down, I can sense it. I'll send you cards and letters when you get old, but that is a long way off. I think of getting older too - I have no children and I'm not close to my brother's kids. I just couldn't lead a normal life and now here I am, thinking of growing old all alone!
I haven't heard a red-wing around here in a long while, I bet they've taken off for the south. I hear them more often than I see them. They're usually sitting on fence posts or telephone wires along roadsides when I'm riding my bike.
Thanks for stopping by to visit me, I love that you do that. I haven't been spending much time on the computer but I have been making jellies and relishes. I love canning, it's one of my favorite activities. It's wonderful to open a jar of relish from the past summer's garden when it's freezing outside. I occasionally post to my blog but not as often as I once did, so thanks for noticing when I do, and saying hello.
Have a fun week Jane.

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know there was red winged black birds - they are beautiful!

Here I Am/Carrie said...

You just made me realize my redwinged blackbirds haven't been around for awhile. I don't recall them leaving before. But then they may be out gleaning berries where they can. I started feeding sunflowers again a week ago. So hopefully they will be back soon. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Jane,
beautiful pictures of birds and flowers! I like your original way of composing.
You know shoot!
A hug from Brazil, good weekend

momto8blog said...

gorgeous photos!! the birds look confused. love the brilliant red.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Angela said...

I love these! My grandmother used to tell me that the red winged blackbirds arrival means spring is near! I think of her every time I see them.