Monday, July 12, 2010

Premium Blend {for my feathered friends}

Lots of little critters are enjoying our yard.
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Like this lil' sweetheart
{She's saying, when is she refilling the feeder? I'll just pick on this sunflower seed while I'm waiting}
I love the little chickadees.
Don't you?


We've also enjoyed the mourning doves, blue jays, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds, sparrows and wrens.
What a delight they are to us!
...as are these sweet surpises...

This is the finch's
Premium Blend
They  L O V E  it!

Premium blend for me would be this
{Stash gift basket + my favorite mug}
 ~
Meanwhile
Here was a fun visitor last night...just outside our garage door.
I took this picture for Diana... perhaps it's a long lost relative of

Dearest Family and Friends,
I hope you have a wonderful week
Let's keep our eyes and ears open to the loveliness of nature.
What Sweet Gifts!
and
...I accept with humble gratitude...

17 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I have been gone so long that everyone has new headers and the blogs look different! I just read through this entire page of your posts...the berry trifle looks wonderful, seagulls make me smile (unless they dive down and grab my sandwich) and I enjoyed seeing all the birds in your yard. I blinked somewhere and summer arrived and I almost missed it! It is good to be back.

Julie Harward said...

I love the chickadees too...they are just so sweet! Thanks for sharing them all~:D

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I drink my coffee exactly the same, or better yet my latte. Your mug is ADORABLE!
Will enJOY nature this week and every week. We have had tons of rain today, makes the grass so brightly green! Hope to see some new flowers popped tomorrow morning. Must be off to bed now ;) It's 23hrs00. Lots of love for a JOY-filled Monday, sweet Maria xxx

Barb said...

Oh, my goodness - wait until Di sees this! You'll have to build a Toad Inn for sure. They must know they're receiving lots of publicity. Soon the Toads will begin their own Blogs!

myletterstoemily said...

dear maria,

i love your sweet little birds, especially
the chickadees.

the only toads i like are from "frog and
toad!"

you are so right about the mission field
being in our backyard, too.

blessings,
lea

It's me said...

You see my lovely nature post today??? ...i love the nature very much..............God makes beautiful things..........love Ria....

Wanda..... said...

Do you find that the birds tend to let you know if the bird feeder is empty? Here...they flutter back and forth from the feeder to the porch!
A toad for you and a toad for Di...maybe your toad is a Ms.Toad, Maria!

Rosie said...

Oh Maria,
Yes this little chickadee is most charming...I too LOVE birds...your feeder is delightful. I think I must scout out a cute little feeder and put it at my back door...this I will surely do and send you a wee snappie
.....have a good evening...love Rosie

koralee said...

Sweet gifts indeed...all we need to do it keep our eyes open to the wonders of this beautiful world. Looks like you are doing just that my friend and being blessed in doing so!!!
Spent the day creating and time with my girls..now that is a blessing.
Happy Tues. my friend. xo

Diana said...

Oh your toad is so cute Maria! I think we are lucky to have them!
My favorite bird in my yard is this mocking bird, every evening he sings like crazy and he just gives me so much joy in his song!
I will have to try that Chai White tea. I love Chai tea but haven't tried the white.
Love Di ♥

Teresa said...

Well Hello There Mr. Frog!
I am loving all of your feathered friends Maria!
Don't you just adore sipping tea and watching your birds!!!
Such a lovely peaceful thing to do!
And yes...I adore those little chic-a-dees!
And I just KNOW they LOVE that premium food!
I have made friends with about 10 stellar Jays!
They are so amusing!
They wake me up in the morning!
They come to my open windows...checking to see where I am!
They perch where they can see into my living area...so I will see that they are there...and READY for PEANUTS!!!
They even hop up to my back door...and wait!
ANd when I come out...with that big ole bag of peanuts...they are so tamed that they just wait a foot or so from me!
It is so cute!
And they don't mind Doogan at all.
Hey!
I need your email address Maria!
I don't think I have it!
Will you email it to me.
luv2greg@yahoo.com
Happy Day Sweet Maria!
xo

Monty said...

I like your blog. Nice to meet you.
Monty.

Maria said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and lovely visits!
Wishing you fair weather and sweet breezes!
~Maria

Adoption Mama said...

Great pictures of the birds. Great to join you on this blogging journey...one where new friends meet and bonds are made. Come on over back to the Ponderosa and enjoy the view.

Rosie said...

Oh dear girl...just stopped by for a wee bit of "chickadee chit chat"...still looking for a feeder as delightful as that which you so sweetly display...I shall be diligent in my hunt and do "show and tell" when my task is complete...love you dearest...Rosie

B SQUARED said...

It's amazing what we can see if we would just open our eyes.

Anita said...

What a beautiful post!! It is amazing what's right outside! We have this crazy woodpecker
(endangered) that I just adore. He has a red head and is really loud. I"m always trying to get photos of him but he's too fast. This year we only have three turkeys. We have had 30 in years past. Thanks for stopping by! CAn't wait to see your finds from Austria! I just love anything that has been used knowing that someone lovingly served a family, etc.