Monday, 15 August 2022

Cinnamon walkies, birds, flowers

Cinnamon and the House Wrens have an understanding. They yell at him from the tree, or the lilac bush, or the hops vine, and they follow him to where he sits in the shade. He just ignores them. I know when he is out and about, and I tucked him back into the house. He knows he hasn't a hope of catching them.

Cinnamon walkies from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

House wrens and Cinn:

house wrens from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Last week, Cinnamon and I went walkies in the back 40, prior to the rain. The ground was so cracked and dry. 

House wren chicks beg for food. I cannot see them. It is a joy to hear them.

house wrens from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

In they come, chicks yell, out they come to forage for some more moths. 

house wren feeding babies from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I took the opportunity to photograph some birds. I could see the Baltimore Oriole Scarlet Tanager from the deck. I don't know why I always mix that up. He wasn't too cooperative! I'm too slow. I even wore my reading glasses. 

The cedar waxwings were too flighty for me!

The ubiquitous robins! They've had a busy year. Lots of bugs, and lots of babies.

The goldfinches like the Viper's Bugloss seeds.

goldfinch on bugloss from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Out front the hummingbirds are happy with both the fuschia and the petunias out front. You'll have to trust me with the petunias. This is right out the front window and you cannot move or they fly off. 

Also out front, I decided to get into the goldfish pond to fetch the pond pump cage top. Removing my sundress, I just popped on a long top so I wouldn't get my clothes wet. Climbing right in, barefoot, I had to feel around, hoping the two parcels we were expecting wouldn't arrive at that moment. Success! 

Sunday was a really hot one, after a cool night. Perfect summertime day. Having done the lawn, worked on a garden, I read in the pool for an hour.

I shall leave you with my miraculous Asiatic Lilies. The miracle is that they weren't chomped up by the deer. Hooray for chicken wire. 


Anvilcloud said...

Bird photography is hard and requires both patience and long lenses to do well. I have neither patience nor long enough lenses.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oooh, I particularly relished watching the Goldfinches today... but that does not lessen the joy of all other offerings! YAM xx

William Kendall said...

Cinnamon makes for good company on a walk.

RedPat said...

The lilies are beautiful. There seem to be very few birds around here or they are being quiet.

Nancy J said...

Great company on the walk, lovely ferns on the aside. And those lilies, gorgeous,.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that´s fun. Some birds are brave when they know they can´t be catched :)

Elephant's Child said...

Yet another beautiful post. Thank you. And hooray for reading in the pool.

Tom said...

...I rarely see goldfinch, but yesterday there was a pair chasing each other. Enjoy your summer, it's slipping by quickly.

Christine said...

It is so lovely there

Cloudia said...

Healing visit, thank you

DUTA said...

I've greatly enjoyed your videos with Cinnamon, gold finches, and wren feeding babies.

DrumMajor said...

So you went swimming with the koi? Linda in Kansas

Jeanie said...

Love the yellow birds. And the green birdhouses!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Enjoyed the walk you and Cinnamon took, but that ground was truly parched. Love those lilies. Glad you didn't get caught in just a shirt while in the pond.