Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday at Home,...

The past week has been busy for me with my granddaughter's high school basketball season winding down. Her junior varsity team finished with an excellent record and her last game of the season was especially good for her.

Now it's time to relax a bit with a week of school winter break. Our weather is that great late-winter mix of clear blue skies and warming temperatures. I didn't need a jacket when outside to fill bird feeders. This is the view to the northwest from my deck, just a few minutes ago.

And looking down the hill through the woods to the hayfield below... this is where I often see deer. But they are usually on the move and by the time I get my camera they are out of range. The sunlight is shining brightly through the pines.

I guess a message is sent far and wide that the feeders are full again,... the birds are flying in,...
Chickadees are usually the first to arrive, ...


Here's a little pine sisken peeking around as if to say "thank you, mom!"





9 comments:

City Mouse said...

Love those birds! It's so interesting that they arrive in a particular order. We have a cardinal at our place that always notices we're there first. The views from your property are just beautiful.

montucky said...

You really have terrific views from your deck! This is really an enjoyable time of winter while the winter scenes are still here, but the promise of spring is at hand and more species of birds will soon start to arrive..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Cedar... I LOVE that view of the mountains from your deck. The birds are saying THANK YOU!!!

Glad your granddaughter did so well in her basketball.
Hugs,
Betsy

corin said...

such a beautiful clear day today! Enjoy your well deserved break this week.

diana said...

I bet that was a treat to be outside and not bundled up! Love the "hay field", I thought it was a meadow.

Michele said...

It has been quite nice here as well but the forecast for next week is calling for very cold temperatures once more and I know it's quite normal and the lakes will freeze heavy once more.
Your pictures are pretty and views are outstanding.
I'm so happy that your granddaughter's team did so well!!
YAY!!

Hugs to you!♥♥

Tammie Lee said...

I bet those birds love you. There really isn't much else to eat now, is there?

NCmountainwoman said...

What a breath-taking view! Don't you just love those suddenly mild days? Great photographs.

Shellmo said...

YOu have incredible views from your deck! Wow! And I bet that siskin was thanking you (and then asking for second and third helpings later!)