Looking out

The male cardinal is looking out for the female who was eating.

I often catch the males guarding the females. Around here I think its from the hawks who love easy prey.

I have found most the birds around here like the open feeders.

I have one closed feeder the titmouse, sparrows and woodpeckers like its a house type with plexiglass.

I have 12 bird feeders spread across our yard area which is one acre. I generally feed a few times a week and the rest of the time they are on their own. We have lots of plants and trees that produce bird friendly berries or fruit.

Nature gives us the presence of her beauty and requires so little from us. Appreciate the little things because their beauty is all around us.

The mulberry bandits

Once you hear the song of the cedar waxwing you know they are back.

They are here for one reason and one reason only that is to eat the mulberries right off the tree. They fly in groups of 20 – 30 and go to town all the while wearing their mask and filling up on berries.

We have 4 of the purple mulberry trees and one white tree but the purple are so much better. The largest purple tree is our biggest producer and I was hoping to make some jelly this year.

I think they are beautiful birds and I love to hear them but we really enjoyed picking the mulberries last year with the grandkids. They would run for the trees the minute they drove up so they could eat some berries.

Purple stained hands and lips and lots of giggles to go around. These are the moments that make life so precious.

Meet Honey

Honey is an 8 week old miniature Dachshund that our daughter added to their family of dogs. As you can tell she is a blonde.

Little Lady and The Tramp have welcomed her to the Weenie Dog Family and she and Little Lady play chase and wrestle while Tramp tracks whatever critters have crossed the paths of their yard. He gets on a trail and gets distracted.

She came over to play in the clover in the pasture it was a hoot to watch her she would disappear because the clover was taller than her. Then she would come out soaking wet from the morning dew. Hopping through the clover like a rabbit she was all worn out by the time she was done and went and took a nap.

I am sure there will be more photo sessions of Miss Honey coming soon.

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