Thursday, October 19, 2017

Just Outside My Door

Sometimes we travel long distances to find beauty and that can be very enjoyable, but,I'm a firm believer that beauty can be as close as just outside the door.
All pictures in this post were taken, either through the window of my door, or while sitting outside.


An American Redstart is enjoying a bath at the little fountain I have.


One of the many Painted Lady butterflies we had around this summer.This one is feeding on the nectar of the Mums on my deck.


A regular and very welcome visitor, the Black-capped Chickadee also enjoys the fountain.


A bird bath sitting on the deck railing, draws many different birds.Once again, the Chickadee stops by for a drink and to sing me a quick little tune.


No sooner has the Chickadee left and a Red-breasted Nuthatch also wants a drink.


I will say that this is an immature Chipping Sparrow,but welcome a correction on that.Either way, this little fella enjoyed the fountain as well.


Closing Thought:
Heavenly Father, You have put us here to enjoy and ponder Your marvelous creation. May everything You have made remind us of Your goodness, love, and care.

24 comments:

  1. I enjoyed seeing your birds! I love your fountain! I agree about seeing beauty, as it's all around us. Love your prayer, too. Yes, God's creation is marvelous, indeed!

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  2. I love the little chickadee's too.

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  3. You've created a bird-friendly environment just outside your door...and a wonderful opportunity to photograph the beauties it attracts. The Painted Lady was an added bonus.

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  4. Wonderful! Now I want a fountain just like this. My favorite is the first, though I just love all the other little guys.

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  5. So delightful, Ruth! Each one is a marvel of God's loving handiwork!

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  6. Great photos and how wonderful that you and the birds enjoy that sweet fountain.

    Have a lovely weekend dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  7. Dorothy said it best - There's no place like home. Apparently the word is out in bird world - Ruth's yard is the place to go.

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  8. Love your birds, Ruth. You capture them beautifully. Diane

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  9. Thanks for sharing the beauty found just ouside your door.

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  10. so cute so sweet and I like that fountain you have. in the one with the blackcap chickadee, I do love that curly green leaf. beauty is every where you look and you found so much through your windows.

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  11. Beautiful photos and great identification of birds. Thank you

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  12. Just gorgeous... I love seeing all of the little birdies... Our Backyard Birds are similar to yours... I think that is a Chipping Sparrow --but like you, I'm not sure.... I know that Chippers have solid brown heads....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. So nice to see the birds in the little fountain. I often watch the birds in ours too. It is right outside the kitchen window and can watch them while I wash the dishes.

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  14. Amen to your closing thought...Your bird pics are beautiful and we so much enjoy birding. When we had our home, we kept about 9 bird feeders for our birds. Ruth, thank you for sharing.

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  15. Ruth, you have definitely captured the beauty quite well that you found right outside your door!

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  16. Love all the visitors you have to your place! Good shots of them, too.

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  17. Awwwwwwwwwww, sweet bird photos!! You know I'm an avid birder, so this was a real special treat for me.
    Now, question: Is that fountain made from real wood or is it man made materials? Either case, I now want one!!!!

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  18. Yep, definitely a Chipping Sparrow, Ruth. It might be an adult in winter plumage, rather than a young bird, because the crown has a hint of rufous in the brown. A very enjoyable yard series of photos!

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  19. What darling visitors you have! Wonderful images. :)

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  20. God is most definately good! The most amazing artist! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos this week!

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  21. wings every where. so cute!! what beauties.
    any snow yet?
    ( ;

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  22. Hi Ruth, I sure enjoyed all the photos in this post. Also appreciate the Closing Thought ... so true! Wishing you a fine week ahead and take good care!

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  23. isn't it wonderful to sit at home and watch nature come to you. These images are fabulous Ruth

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