Sunday, June 7, 2015

Spring Flowers and Spoiled Birds

Once again,step back with me a few weeks to the middle of May.I want to share a little of what I saw during that time.

I had only two Tulip blooms,but they sure were pretty.I think I planted the Tulips in the wrong location.They don't get enough sunlight,so I have to be content with what I get.


Each spring I wait for the signs of life on the Fern-leaf Peony which a friend gave to me.This year it has done better than in previous years.It is a small plant,but I had six flowers on it.


OK,I will admit that I spoil my birds,but it is so worth it.The Robins have a steady supply of raisins at my house,and no,I am not adding up the costs.I really don't want to know,because,the joy they bring me is priceless.


I think this one may be feeding babies somewhere.He/she has the bill quite full.


And then there are the Baltimore Orioles! I LOVE having these birds around.They bring a splash of color before most of the flowers are in bloom.


Did I mention that I spoil my bird? This Oriole is making his way down to the grape jelly.

Albert Einstein has said;
There are two ways to live.
One as though nothing is a miracle.
The other as though everything is a miracle.

28 comments:

  1. love that the robins love raisins! so cute! those peony buds are beautiful, too.

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  2. I've never seen a fern-leaf peony before. What a beautiful plant. The Baltimore orioles are such gorgeous birds. Whatever that grape jelly costs, it's worth it!

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  3. i love how you say you are spoiled by your birds. i have never heard that before ... love that saying. you are so good with your words. i love birdies. peonies are one of my faves. ( :

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  4. the robin is so cute with the grub in the mouth and I love that grape jelly shot. so colorful... i have never seen the fern leaf peony before, it is beautiful.. and the peppermint striped tulip is gorgeous

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  5. Great photos once again. I've seen the fern leaf peony before so was thrilled to see your photo with buds. For some reason it is a favorite peony of mine. Peonies do NOT like tropical heat and humidity so I just have to enjoy them online.

    Have a nice week ~ FlowerLady

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  6. I've never thought about raisins- that's a great idea! Have a blessed day, Ruth!

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  7. Wonderful photos and I think it's great that you spoil your birds!

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  8. I'm glad you spoil your birds. You get such marvelous photos to share with us.

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  9. Love the robin best of all. : )

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  10. Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed all your photos!

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  11. a wonderful quote and a great way to view life!!! i love that fern peony, i don't think i have ever seen one!!

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  12. Oh, Ruth, these are fantastic shots! I am just a tiny bit jealous of the Oriole. What beautiful birds. I'd spoil them too if they'd grace my yard with their presence. Keep doing what you're doing. It's resulting in delicious eye candy for us. :)

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  13. Super Photos, Ruth! And I really like that quote!

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  14. Ah---love your Tulip and Peonies... I always hate it when the Tulips are gone for the season...

    I laughed at you feeding your Robins raisins. That is just like me feeding peanuts in the shell to my Bluejays... I don't want to know the cost --but it's worth it since they bring me so much joy.

    I tried the jelly one year (also some oranges) TRYING to get some Orioles to my feeders.. Didn't work. All I got was ANTS... ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Didn't know that robins liked raisins. Living in a new area of town with small trees, the birds aren't very plentiful. Have seen a few robins around though so hoping for more birds are the trees grow.

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  16. Raisins? Grape jelly? I always thought ya had to buy bird seeds!

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  17. I love the fern-leaf Peony, they're fairly rare, aren't they? Diane

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  18. I love the fern-leaf Peony, they're fairly rare, aren't they? Diane

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  19. I love the fern-leaf Peony, they're fairly rare, aren't they? Diane

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  20. yes Ruth i spoil my birds too and they bring me much joy to see them in the garden. Your phoots are gorgeous as usual.

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  21. I've never heard nor seen a fern-leaf peony before today. Wow...I bet with all the delicate leaves surrounding the blossom makes for a beautiful piece of eye candy. And raisins for the robins...sweet!!! Of course the bird photos are my favorite....me being me.

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  22. the fern leaf peony was new to me too! I loved all your bird photos and AM envious of the Orioles!

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  23. Such glorious photos, Ruth! I have never seen a peony like that...how very unique! We spoil our birds around here too...and the squirrels also reap the benefits! We probably have the fattest ones in the neighborhood. It gets costly but like you, we love seeing them so it is worth it!

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  24. Great quote!! Oh I've never thought of raisins for Robins. With my feeders out of commission I've missed the Baltimore Orioles. They are so very colorful!!

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  25. Beautiful photos. It is costly to feed the birds, but the rewards make it worth it all.

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  26. BEAUTIFUL orioles!!! You are so talented, Ruth!

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  27. Oh, I'd love to see orioles in my yard, they are so beautiful! I did have one briefly a couple of years ago. Your photos are just beautiful, Ruth! I loved seeing the peony, this one is new to me.

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  28. Hi Ruth, Great photos in this post! Your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks, as always, for sharing!

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