I'm thinking this post may just confirm that I'm getting "old" I like to watch birds. Yes, you heard me, I like to watch the birds in our yard. At the start of July Abbie and I went on a road trip and we were gone about 10 days. Motorcycle man was missing his girls and the boys are so busy living their busy lives he found himself often alone in a quiet house. He decided to go out and purchase a finch feeder so he could have some company but the sad part about that was, the finches take about 2 weeks to find the feeder once it's put out. We were gone nearly as long as it took for our first batch of finches to visit and eat. I was sitting on the patio with motorcycle man having our coffee and very excited to see he had hung a finch feeder and low and behold here they came flying in! He laughed and said "this is the first time I've actually seen a finch eat from the feeder" He thought is was pretty ironic that he got the feeder so the birds could keep him company and they didn't come to visit until we were back home. Sort of defeated the entire purpose. However it was great for me because I came home to sweet little yellow bellied birds.
The photo above was taken this past Saturday morning as we sat in our backyard and enjoyed our morning coffee. Rich actually modified the feeder too, adding more holes and sticking little yellow juice pouch straws through the holes he drilled for them to stand on. When they began to eat us out house and home he decided to plug up some of those holes. They were practically eating an entire tube in one day. I love this particular image because it's a bright yellow bird and a not so colorful bird. I don't know a darn thing about birds. If anyone knows, tell me is that a different bird? Or is it just a female finch because I was taught in school that the female species of animals is usually less decorated than a male species. Can anyone enlighten me about the sweet not so colorful bird? I think she is very cute and that's why this image was my favorite. Watching birds is a very mindful thing to do I feel very at peace when I watch them. I like to take in the finches, our little bunny who also likes to come out and visit in the morning, the Japanese beetles, the yellow butterflies, the humming birds and occasional dragon fly who might pop into our yard here or there. It just feels so relaxing to watch all the critters come and go. Oh to fly! Can you imagine? I'll share one more image (below) because I want you to see just how many will dine all at once at the West chateau! Just let me pretend about the chateau part. LOL!! As always I'm so curious about my friend CHRISTINA and what she may have caught with her mindful eye this past week. I got to see that she got a new hair style and it suits that sassy girl to a perfect T. She wears short hair well, goes with her dynamic personality.