Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Painted Bunting and Hummers

The hummingbirds have came back again this year. They dart and play going from one feeder to another. At times there are 5 or 6 racing one another across the yard dive bombing into feeders.

Sometimes they are caught sharing and other times they attack each other fighting for rights.

A cardinal and a painted bunting sharing at the feeder. This is the first time to see a painted bunting here. Hope he stays around for awhile.

This is a very interesting's called a shrimp plant. I don't have a green thumb so hopefully it's hardy and will do well.

I've been doing a little planting in the flowerbeds. I'm trying to plant perrenials that attract birds and butterflies....we will see if it does the trick!

Once again the winds have kicked up and have sent the cottonwood trees into sending down lots of fluff....sure makes for alot of itchy watery eyes and sneezing. They are forecasting more rain. I like a good rain it just seems to wash away some of the dust and it makes the trees and plants do so much better.

The garden is taking it's sweet time in growing this year. With the temps going up and down guess it doesn't know what to do. Sloan keeps going out and checking the watermelon vines for signs of a watermelon. It's way too early for one but I may just buy a small one and put it out there for him to find :)

Well I've been cutting basketfuls of wool into a #6 cut. I'm packing up a suitcase with wool and yarn and setting out on an adventure in a few days. Got my oxford punch needle, backing, and a sharp pair of scissors ready to go. Star of Texas Camp in Tyler Texas begins Sunday evening and I can hardly wait. I'll be taking Frank Bielec's class once again. I had a grand time last year and learned so much plus if you have ever had the opportunity to meet Frank you'll find yourself grinning from ear to ear. He has so much information to offer and he keeps you in stitches with all of his stories. Just can't say enough about how FUN his class is!!!

Check in next week and I'll try to share some of the fun happenings going on.

Happy Trails....Ginger


WoolenSails said...

It is wonderful to have feeders and be able to enjoy the birds in our backyards. I hope you have a wonderful time at the hook in.


Jacque. said...

ohboy, a hook-in! Have a great time! Those journal covers in your previous post are darling!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
Amazing pictures! I love the pics of the hummers and that painted bunting is so pretty. (I thought you were going to share something you crafted!)
Have a wonderful time at rug camp. It sounds like so much fun! Have a safe journey and take lots of pics to share.
Pug hugs :)

moosecraft said...

I've never seen a painted bunting! Very pretty! Those little humming birds are so quick and cute! I could only imagine the look of surprise on Sloan's face when he finds a watermelon!!!! Cute! Have fun in Texas!

Farm Girl said...

Have fun!! I can't wait to see what you bring home.

Courtney said...

What great pictures of the hummingbirds! And I love the little bunting. Have a great time gardening and at camp.

katie said...

I have never seen a painted bunting. Wish some would wonder up here.
Have a great time at the rug camp.
Never have hooked with a #6. Can't wait to see what you do.

Doris-Ann Savoie said...

Ginger, I've never seen a painted bunting before. He's absolutely gorgeous. I wish we had them where I live. But the hummingbirds are back in our area also. Love your blog.

primitivebettys said...

The birds are beautiful! Oh cute... put a watermelon out for Sloan. He will be thrilled!! :)

Have fun at camp. Please take lots of pics for us!! :)

Nettie said...

Ginger the pictures of the birds ,like I said before you pictures are great....I think I will get a bird feeder this year to watch the birds.....I have never seen a painted bunting either,it is beautiful but we have hummingbirds here too,they are so cute....have fun at camp and takes a whole lot of pics...


mdgtjulie said...

Glad you're getting to go and take a good class. I hope you have a great time!! It's always fun to get together with friends who share your craft!!! You're birds are beautiful. I love the colors of the Painted Bunting. He's gorgeous!!! I wonder if he has a mate nearby?

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Nice work on capturing those pictures of the birds. Just beautiful!
You are going to have a great time with Frank again. I remember your last post about taking his class. Looking forward to seeing/hearing what you learn this time!

Christine said...

I have never seen or heard of a shrimp plant before...really a beautiful plant! Love the pictures of the birds..we have a few bird families in our back yard that I enjoy watching when I am out working around the yard or on the deck. Happy Wednesday to ya!

earlene said...

Hummingbirds are so sweet! What a great shot!