Monday, May 19, 2008

Gone to the Birds

My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather. ~Loire Hartwould

I'm really excited! I picked up a new species of bird as a regular on my feeder: the Baltimore Oriole! I had two on my tree a couple weeks ago, and noticed they didn't eat, so I researched it and discovered they are primarily fruit eaters. I have a handy screw on my platform feeder, just begging for half an orange, so I put one out, and have had regular visits from them.

This is NOT my photo, but aren't they lovely?



Additionally, I've been visited quite a few times by a male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak -- not only are these lovely birds, but they have the most amazing song.

Again, not my photo, but had to show you how pretty he is:



And, I was thrilled to discover that my cardinal couple -- after being AWOL from the feeder all winter -- has returned. Along with all the many goldfinches who visit us, I hardly need flowers to have a colorful front yard.

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I am happy to report that I made time to write on Sunday morning and put the finishing touches on the first draft of my mystery!! Woot! I'm about 200 words shorter than I'd like, but that's easy to fix.

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The Long and the Short of It has suspense author Lisa Jackson in the author spotlight this week and we're giving away two of her books!! One, her latest entitled "Lost Souls", is in hardback and BOTH books are autographed. Swing by every day to learn how to enter. This is one giveaway you don't want to miss.

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Your Body's Element is Air



You are competitive, assertive, and dominant.

You live to win, and it really makes you angry if you lose.

You are brilliant and competent. No matter what you're doing, you know your stuff.

People tend to be intimidated by your intelligence. It's hard to measure up to you.

Your energy tends to be: ebbing and flowing

Your power color is: white



Gee... I sound sort of scary. Am I? LOL...

9 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

Congrats on finishing your mystery! Woo hoo!!

The bird pics are great. I can so relate to this post because I'm tickled every time I see the birds in our yard. We've got bluebirds nesting by the greenhouse so that is exciting. And we saw the first hummingbird on Saturday. :) Oh, we've got an indigo bunting that is so beautiful it takes my breath away every time I see it. It feeds at the feeder with the other birds. What an amazing color it is!

Love it that you enjoy the birds, too.

Have a nice Monday!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love orioles! We have a couple of robins nesting by our dining room window. It's such great fun.

BTW... started Change of Heart and then had to do other things. I'm about 1/4 of the way through and love it! I hope to have time to finish today.

Dru said...

Congrats on finishing your mystery. Do you have to add 200 more words or will it be acceptable as is? Again, congrats.

Your Body's Element is Water

You are a joyful, relaxed, and luminous person.

You love people. You live for making new friends and helping others.

You are enthusiastic and the ideal person to work with.

You don't mind doing hard tasks, and you have a generous spirit.

Your energy tends to be: conserved

You power color is: black


Interesting, especially considering my fear of water.

Have a good Monoday.

Melissa said...

Cool about the birds! And wtg on the writing!!!!!

groovyoldlady said...

Orioles will also take over your hummingbird feeder. I love it when they sit and sing to me while they're sucking down the nectar.

Diane Craver said...

Great bird pictures! And that's great news about your mystery.

Amy said...

Your Body's Element is Water

You are a joyful, relaxed, and luminous person.

You love people. You live for making new friends and helping others.

You are enthusiastic and the ideal person to work with.

You don't mind doing hard tasks, and you have a generous spirit.

Your energy tends to be: conserved

You power color is: black


OMG, I nearly fell off my chair laughing. Um, energy tends to be conserve? No. Power color black? No.

Though I do agree about the water...

The birds are gorgeous. Our feeder is leaking, so we're going to have to buy a new one, but I don't want to lose my hummingbirds, so I'll keep refilling it until I can replace it. We have two males that feed at our feeder: one red, one green. But never at the same time. It's too funny to watch when they both head for the feeder simultaneously.

Brandy said...

Those birds are gorgeous! We have robins and carndinals, a few finches and the "bad" type of blue-birds. (Which are actually funny when they fuss at each other.)

WTG on finishing the mystery!

My Body's Element is Water:"You are a joyful, relaxed, and luminous person.
You love people. You live for making new friends and helping others.

You are enthusiastic and the ideal person to work with.
You don't mind doing hard tasks, and you have a generous spirit.

Your energy tends to be: conserved

You power color is: black".

I tend to go full out until I run out of energy so that's out. But, I do tend to wear A LOT of black. *G*

Have a wonderful day!

Dena said...

I wish we had such beautiful birds visited our yard.

My body element is water, which kinda fits since I'm a water sign.