Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Monday, February 28, 2011

One Above and One Below~

For Christmas, I purchased my 86 year old father-in-law a very large bird feeder. It has brought much joy to him and the many songbirds that flock to it, as well as some pesky, but very cute Gray Squirrels. The squirrels were eating Dad out of house and home the first few weeks and then I purchased a very secure squirrel baffle and true to the name, it totally baffles the squirrels as to how they can possibly reach the goods any longer. It is a nicer share though, in that the birds will get picky over which seeds they like and throw them to the ground. Ground eating birds and squirrels then can have their feed from on the ground below, which works out for all concerned, including myself. I made a promise to pay for the first year of birdseed, and it was beginning to make a dent in my budget. The House Sparrows are always a treat for me, as we have none out where we live.  These images are of an adult breeding male and the squirrel also happens to be an adult breeding male with a slight tear in his right ear from a previous battle~









5 comments:

  1. oh my gosh! That second photo of the squirrel is too too cute!!

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  2. A nice pictures of the House Sparrows. And the squirrels, they are lovely.

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  3. Lovely shots of the House Sparrow Mary and I'm so pleased that your gift is so appreciated by dad-in-law.

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  4. So sweet!

    Have you ever been to Maalie's bird blog?
    Maalie1.blogspot.com, I think.

    xxx

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  5. Nice pictures of two that I do not like in my backyard. But I still have them and take You have a great eye for great pictures.

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