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Sunday mornings in the yard

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 09:01 AM
I'm almost ashamed to post pics I take compared to Hazels and Chico's *L* but I was sitting outside on my deck at 6:30 sunday morning and couldn't help taking a few pics of my yard in the early mornings.

My dollar store feeder

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hazelrunpack
May 30th, 2011, 09:17 AM
What a cool feeder! And it looks like the hummers agree! Don't you just love those little guys? :lovestruck:

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 09:29 AM
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/Shelleyb15/IMG_1266-1.jpg

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Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 09:35 AM
sampling brina's bone

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Brina trying to catch two hummers that were fighting over top of her

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one of our babies

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Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 09:39 AM
blurry, but its momma trying for bird seed

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/Shelleyb15/IMG_1251.jpg

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baby#2 sharing with raven

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Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 09:47 AM
did I mention I love sitting out in my yard? *L*

front of one of my flower beds

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my feeding area, we even use the logs, suet fits into the holes of the log and I use any fat/grease to make suet, I tuck veggies in the holes also and sometimes marshmallows *L*

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/Shelleyb15/IMG_2875.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n132/Shelleyb15/IMG_2878.jpg

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 09:50 AM
What a cool feeder! And it looks like the hummers agree! Don't you just love those little guys? :lovestruck:

oh I do love them hazel, hubs says he is going to make me this welder sheild thing he saw on tv, a man painted it with bright red flowers and would hold a feeder, hummers would be about 2 inches from his face!! *L* yeah ok....oh and that feeder came from our dollar store, a whole 2 bucks

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 10:01 AM
check this out *L* I love it

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/hummingbirds-hovering-inches-face/17168

hazelrunpack
May 30th, 2011, 01:13 PM
check this out *L* I love it

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/hummingbirds-hovering-inches-face/17168
Oh, that's cool! Now all you need is a macro lens camera built in right above the feeding port!!! :D I'm surprised Brina even notices the hummers! Ours don't pay any mind unless they're getting divebombed. :o She looks like she's running pretty strongly. I take it she's healed well from her surgery? :goodvibes:

That's a really cool feeding area! What eats the marshmallows? And I love your garden! If it ever stops raining here, maybe I can get mine turned over one more time and planted :fingerscr

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Hazel, the skunks, groundhogs and raccoons eat them *L* but they only get them if we're having a bonfire, a treat for them for us disturbing their evening. I like putting weird stuff in my flowerbeds, a bowling ball, a fish sitting on a chair....old light fixture globes....you never know what you'll find in there, I'll take pics of my other beds if I get a chance.
Brina has healed wonderfully, and the two hummbers were "fighting" right above her back and would hover around her head *L* she probably figured they were bumble bee's. I wish I could blow up the pic to see if I captured the birds

marko
May 30th, 2011, 01:44 PM
What a cute set and cute gadget Melinda!

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 02:03 PM
thanks Marko, maybe someday I'll get a grow'd up camera *L*.

marko
May 30th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Feel free to PM me if u want advice when u are ready. :)

But in a nutshell my advice for 1st DSLR purchase is do NOT buy top of the line (or even close to top of the line) unless u are rich. Buy used, or buy a model for under a grand. You can get GREAT DSLR cameras for WELL under a grand.

Almost any DSLR will whip any point and shoot when it comes to photographing pets....unless the pet is sleeping and is in good light. Then either camera will do a great job. Problem is, pets like to move around a bit. :D

Melinda
May 30th, 2011, 03:39 PM
you'd love my dog then Marko, when she hears a camera turn on, doesn't matter what room she is in or what she's doing, she'll run to me and pose...ask GG, my dog is a camera hog and walks in front of my grandson and sits if we try to get a good shot of Benjamin doing something cute...soooo that said, when would you like to borrow her for a shoot????:thumbs up

Rgeurts
May 30th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Melinda, I LOVE the photos, and your yard!! I'm actually quite envious :p
I just love trees and bushes, and anything green (expect when it's me and my jealousy :laughing:). We made the biggest mistake and bought a brand new home. I will never do it again. I would, by far, rather purchase an old home with an amazing yard and just renovate. We have no trees at all in the back, so it isn't the greatest of spaces. I really do love your yard!!

Dee-O-Gee
May 30th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Not only am I envious of your beautiful surroundings, I'm even more envious that you have the time to sit and relax on your deck. :cloud9:

One of these days this summer, I'm going to make sure my feet hit the floor and well...that'll be about it! :laughing: :D

Beautiful pictures Melinda. Everything looks so relaxing and calm. :cloud9:

Melinda
May 31st, 2011, 04:29 AM
thank you Klmccallum and Rgeurts, those were taken at 6:30 am/7 am *L* my only relaxing time.....oh but then at 8 pm I get another rest out there....our home is 56 yrs old , sometimes I long for a newer one *S*

Rgeurts
May 31st, 2011, 12:27 PM
thank you Klmccallum and Rgeurts, those were taken at 6:30 am/7 am *L* my only relaxing time.....oh but then at 8 pm I get another rest out there....our home is 56 yrs old , sometimes I long for a newer one *S*

Take it from someone who has had a true nightmare with a new home (fighting with the Mayor, the City and media involvement for 2 yrs!). Be thankful for your home!! Not only do you have a wonderfully mature yard, but also a better built home than anything you can purchase now, or within the last 10-12 yrs! :D

chico2
May 31st, 2011, 04:00 PM
Melinda,absolutely beautiful pictures,Love your yard and please do not compare me to Hazel who has all those great pics,I am very much an amateur.
Love the Hummer-feeder and the Rabbits,we have not seen any Rabbits this year.
I too have some weird gadgets in my garden,makes it look so much more interesting:thumbs up
Oh,and for an old home,ours was built in 1959,but while we had a patio-door put in where there was once a window,the man doing it,said"this is how a house is supposed to be built",not the flimsy stuff from today.

Melinda
May 31st, 2011, 07:09 PM
ours was built in 55 and my hubby and I have almost completely redone it ourselves, windows, doors, sunroom, elec, plumbing *L* and yep....very very solid walls!!