Tag: birds

Barn Charm

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Horse barn on the way to Columbia, MO on Highway 63. Usually there are horses but you know when I wanted to take a picture not a horse was to be seen. They also have the cutest black llamas with white faces. We always look for them. This was another FOOD trip too. Of course. Mandarin House. Moo Goo Gai Pan and Ja Bong. Who would have ever thought? Hunting Charming Barns~an excellent excuse to eat FOOD. Happened again yesterday. A trip to Springfield, MO to snap barns. Lunch at Red Robin and came home with a coffee table too. How did that happen?

On a sidenote,  Mr. Tanager arrived yesterday or early this morning to the Tiny Ten for his fourth season with us. He let us know this morning from his perch in the tree right outside the porch. Chuckie tuckie tuck! Chuckie tuckie tuck! He has lots to say. All day. Every day. Loudly. We can’t wait to hear it in April. Let summer begin! I WILL be trying to get a new picture of him. His girlie, if all works out right, will be here in a few days.

Click Tricia’s Charming Barn for more barn photos!

Befuddled Flicker. Befuddled Blogging.


This Flicker flew his feathery self into our porch window and found his befuddled self flat on his back under the window he hit. CH thought he was done. One leg moved and he checked CH out with one dazed eye. If you look close at his little grey noggin you can see that he left a few feathers on the window. CH scooped him up and brought him inside on the porch to warm up. He recovered. CH reported that he was one strong BIG bird!

I am having trouble getting back in the swing of blogging since my old computer took the last gasp. The new computer is very nice and pretty dang zippy! So I have been zipping around the intersweb. I’m hoping this post will get me kick started.

It’s our Anniversary! I see a trip to the BIG CITY and a delicious dinner scheduled for today. An Anniversary Cheeseburger 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge:Waiting

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There was some HUGE “waiting” going on at this feeder last winter when the snow had behaved badly and presented us with 19 inches of fluffy white flakes. The little Goldfinch screeching in with tail flaps down cracks me up with his birdie self. He is clueless to what awaits him……

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Apparently “waiting” can cause some irritability in the feathery birdie world just as it does for us humans. I think overcrowding and “waiting” had put the two Purple Finch ladies on their last birdie brain nerve. And now clueless Goldie is coming in for a landing! Hey, cue a little Peace on Earth please!

More great photos of “Waiting” here!

Weekly Photo Challenge:Opportunity

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This little jewel hit our four seasons room window and knocked his little feathery self senseless. We were glad for the “opportunity” to scoop him up and keep him warm. The temps were very cool. His right birdie foot is hanging on tight. He did manage to get his birdie wits about him and flew to a small branch above the hummer feeders. We hope he recovered and had the “opportunity” to make his migration.

Weekly Photo Challenge:Broken


We have had many a low country boils on this picnic table. But, it IS broken. And rotted out too. Country Husband says it is time to break it down and send it to the burn pile. I just can’t let him do it. It is a fixture in the yard, it is the charm of country life. The Old Man’s babies use it for gymnastics to tone up those squirrelly muscles. The birds get meal worms there. Mr. Tanager and Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird sit and wait to snatch a bug from the humid country air from the edge of the top. CH says we can get a new one, it will look nicer and be easier to sit on. New is overrated. New will have no country charm. I don’t know, as I look at it in this picture, it does look a bit sad. Maybe new would be a good thing 🙂 So much for country charm.