It is a beautiful time of year here in Maine. The grass, the fields, the woods – everything is green. Growing and blossoming and blooming. Growth and life everywhere you look. There aren’t going to be any barn shots in this post. Or potato fields, or farm equipment. Just a view from the kitchen window overlooking our front porch.
When we first moved here there was snow on the ground. But as soon as it melted, we put up this bird feeder so the Frankles could watch the birds from the kitchen window. She has never really shown any interest in them – hahahaha! – so I watch them. And Aurora keeps watch whether the birds are there or not.
Typically these little ones don’t mind us watching. And even if we go out onto the porch they only leave if we get within about 2 – 3 feet of them. We can walk past them and they don’t even flinch.
This one did notice me in the kitchen taking pictures and moved a little . . .
. . . but he soon forgot all about me.
This little guy brought a buddy along for the Hendon Buffet.
They love those big sunflower seeds. I wouldn’t have thought they could handle the size – but they can.
And then this big ol’ blue jay swooped in and scared them away. And sent the bird seed flying. We usually have it all over the porch. When the snow melted this year there was even bird seed still sitting on the ground.
And that is where this little guy comes in. He is our clean up crew. Hahahaha! I think he lives under the porch. It has gotten to the point that we look out the window before we open the door. I don’t mind him on the porch – I like him! – I just don’t want him inside the house.
I shot these pictures from the kitchen window, too. He runs when we go outside.
His favorite place to rest is on top of the baby dragon. Cell phone shot taken sideways. Sorry.
Yesterday we had a new visitor. Tiny little bird like the yellow ones. Just red. First time seeing one of these here in Maine. And he could see me, he just didn’t mind me taking his picture.
Hahaha! Didn’t slow him down at all!
This peony is blooming in my little garden right next to the porch. We think some of the little birds are nesting under some of these plants.
Under these plants. I realize there are a lot of weeds growing in there. But. I don’t know what is weed and what is keeper flowers. And I’m allergic to all of it. And we think the baby birds live under there so it is all staying. Just pretend the weeds aren’t there. The only reason the flowers are there is because they came with the house. Hahahaha! I don’t touch them so I don’t kill them. Hope your 4th was great! We had a super day. And now it’s back to art making.