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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Break

*smiles* ...that's what I'm calling my absence from visiting here anyways, lol.  I've been busy with normal springtime chores, and I've done quite a lot of bird's a yellow-rumped warbler looking for bugs in one of the sugar maples.
She jumps around so fast it's a test of nerves to get a decent picture....
But I did! This is the best photo for showing how to know for sure you've sited her particular species. See the yellow patch where her tail feathers begin? (Click for a better look.)
The bluebirds are already nesting in a box along the pasture fenceline. They did visit the box outside my kitchen window but decided there was too much traffic in that spot, probably because one of the birdbaths is near it.
More bird news..there's a new rooster in the lot.
Our Barlett pear tree bloomed a full month early & has already set on fruit.
 We've lived here for nearly 19 years and for the first time ever we found morel mushrooms growing under some trees in the pasture. There's something new every year it seems.
I've nearly finished piecing my quilt top. The pattern is A Trip Around the World as Susan guessed in her comment last time. I've been working in the yard lately so not sure when I'll get around to finishing it... 
It's an early spring & we're taking full advantage of the warm days. Hope your spring is going well, too. See you soon... :)


  1. Spring has come in Spain too. Almond trees blossomed in March and now are full covered in green leaves...
    How beautiful those bluebirds are! I have been bird watching too: pigeons, sparrows and blackbirds are getting excited looking for a love partner and their chirping keeps me company in my walks by the city gardens. I didn't take any picture of them though, they are quicker than I. ;-)
    I would love to learn to quilt someday. Your work looks really neat!

  2. Your birds are beautiful! You are such a good photographer. I LOVE those bluebirds. We don't see them here. Just the old bluejays.Trees and plants are blooming here about a month early too. Such a weird winter and spring. Hardly any snow. Just hope we don't have a drought. Lucky finding your mushroom. Hope that means you'll have them all the time now :) Your quilt is beautiful. It will keep for a rainy day. Have to keep up with the yard work ;) Happy Spring :)

  3. I love bird watching with you. It is one of our favorite things to do. Thanks for sharing with us. Neat to find a Morel mushroom. Your spring quilt top is bright and beautiful. Love the new chook too. Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs Judy

  4. You didn't post a picture of you-know-what O.O

  5. Great post! I love the birds and birdwatching. The bluebirds are always my favorite to watch. I've been seeing lots flitting around to find a nesting box.

    The quilt is so cheery and colorful. It will look great on a bed or wall or wherever you put it. Just beautiful!

    Happy Easter my friend. :-)


  6. where to start?! Morel mushrooms, that gorgeous quilt and rooster...and Eastern Bluebirds - one of my favorite birds of all! Happy Easter, T~

  7. That rooster looks kind of bossy
    like he rules the roost ! pretty quilt ! we also have a yellow rumped
    warbler. he is easy to spot with that yellow spot on his back ! I saw
    a crochet shawl for a chicken on ravelry !

  8. I so love all your bird posts. It seems I don't get much time lately to birdwatch, so I do it vicariously through you.


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