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Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Wild Birds and Geraniums November 29, 2014

Welcome to my post.  Flocks of Chickadees roaming through the Western Red Cedars stop by for a snack of black sunflower seeds on my deck, they are getting braver as the fall goes on and sometimes fly up even when I am out putting on more seeds.   Some are definitely Chestnut-backed Chickadees-

"Float like a chickadee, sting like a bee!"

"just walkin' on sunshine, woh-oh"

Others are more brown, possibly the Black-capped Chickadee, I'm not up on the latest names.  "Score!"

Today I am linking with-

Wild Bird Wednesday hosted by Stewart M.

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

They are delightful little birds, very quick.  At a camp in California some would eat nuts out of my hand.  Maybe one day....

The next in my series of featured tough houseplants is one that has been in flower for most of the spring and summer in my windows, a Pelargonium type geranium.   This variety stays small in a pot, and I have been growing this plant several years.   At one point it had split enough to be divided into 3 plants.  I also had the plant on the left next to the then-empty pot on the right and it dropped seeds onto the soil which grew and started blooming this summer as well.   Here they are with one series of spent flowers, still kind of pretty, and new flowers budding out-

And here they are trimmed to show off the new flowers-

I love the salmon / peachy color which makes me think of my favorite time of day in the garden, sunset and twilight.



More budded out-

With more light the peachy colors come through-

And floral arrangements with Thanksgiving colors-


I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.  I got together with some of my grown children and grandkids.

Hannah

or cameras are macro

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74 comments:

  1. Every one beautiful, but the close-up of a pelargonium flower, my pic of the day. Have a wonderful weekend,...Jean

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  2. Thanks, Jean, I've been surprised how small the plant stays and how often it blooms. If it got big it wouldn't fit on my windowsill very well. It was fun to see it self-sow some seedlings, I guess I could grow more small ones if they get too big.

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  3. These are wonderful close s shot of this little bird and your blooms are very beautiful. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, it's such fun to put the seeds out and watch them come. I hope some different birds will start to come as well. I enjoyed your Sandpipers.

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  4. Cute little birds. I love the colour of your geranium. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, I love peachy colors in flowers so I appreciate these and the long bloom.

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  5. Your chickadee is so colorful and pretty. Great shots and I love your beautiful geraniums. The salmon color is lovely.. Thank you so much for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Thanks, Eileen, the birds in my yard are the same as the ones we would see in S. California when we went camping in the mountains, so it is like camping all the time. Thanks for hosting, I'm glad you are solving your computer problems.

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  7. Wonderful shots of the birds and flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Carver, I'm enjoying watching them.

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  8. I've never even heard of a Chestnut-backed chickadee before. Thanks for something new!

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    1. Yes, I was surprised too when I saw more than one kind out there and looked them up.

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  9. sweet chickadees!! love that chestnut coloration! we only get carolina type here, i think. lovely blooms, too!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa, it's great you get some Chickadees too. They are adorable!

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  10. Sweet chickadee...and lovely flowers!

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    1. Thanks, Marie, I'm envious of your warm climate and lovely flowers, and the sunset is the color of my geraniums!

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  11. Beautiful little bird. I've never seen the Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

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    1. Thanks, Pat, I take a closer look now that I'm photographing them.

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  12. Great pictures of these beautiful birds and lovely flowers !
    Happy weekend :)

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    1. Thanks, Ela, the indoor flowers really cheer me up!

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  13. Your bird and bloom photos are amazing. I love the close-ups of the Chickadees. Thank you for sharing and happy weekend too!

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    1. Thanks, Lee, I have to make do with my indoor plants now, your wonderful Hawaiian gardens were a treat!

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  14. The salmon and peach colors are my favorites too. Great shots of the birds! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Alison, I liked your snow shots but I'm glad it's not here yet because it's hard on the poultry.

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  15. Cute Chickadees..never saw them with brown in them..Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving..

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    1. The Chestnut-backed ones are a west coast species, though there seem to be other chickadees in a lot of the country. It's always fun to get together with the kids and grandkids.

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  16. Such a cute and wonderful bird! And the flowers are beautiful too!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, the Chickadees are so fast, just light and grab a seed, they are hard to watch, but so cute.

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  17. Gorgeous geraniums!!! Not my favourite colour, but don't you just love the shape of the centres of the blossoms!!!! I do!

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    1. Thanks, Judy, the stamens or pistil being the same color is pretty. I am always amazed what a good houseplant they turned out to be. I love all the hardy geraniums too, but haven't tried them as houseplants.

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    1. Thanks, they are fun birds, and getting more friendly.

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  19. Thanks for linking with Today's Flowers, wonderful post!

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    1. Thanks, Denise, I enjoy having houseplants to fill in the gap or just add tropical plants. Thanks for hosting!

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    2. It's people such as yourself that make hosting TF a joy Hanna. Thank YOU my friend and enjoy your week :)

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  20. It is so satisfying to propagate ones own plants and see ones babies grow and bloom. Bless your little pelargoniums.

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    1. Thanks, Arija, there's something special about a plant I grew from seed that does well.

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  21. Much as I love all plants, I love those chickadees more.

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  22. Splendid little birds - I use to see very similar ones in the UK, but this type of bird does not occur in Australia. Nice to see some.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks, Stewart, you have an abundance of birds that don't occur here in Australia, I enjoy seeing them too.

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  23. Lovely birds.

    And one of the sweeties.

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    1. Thanks, they are sweet little birds.

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  24. That's a new one on me the Chestnut - backed Chickadee and your photographs show it off really well.

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  25. That's a new one on me the Chestnut - backed Chickadee and your photographs show it off really well.

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    1. Thanks, Phil, I enjoyed your great bird photos.

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  26. Nice the Chickadee, he's so good, thanks Hannah.

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    1. Thanks, Bob, your bird photos are fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Pieni, it's hard to take them through the window, sometimes the camera tried to focus on the glass instead.

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad to have indoor flowers to fill in, and lots of hungry little birds to try to photograph.

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  29. Beautiful pictures of the cute little birds and the flowers !

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    1. Thanks, Gattina, before we know it the holidays will be here, I wish I could go off on a trip to somewhere warm.

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  30. Greetings from Dubai! Really enjoyed going through your blog. Have a great week ahead! Will be back soon...

    Shantana

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    1. Thanks for coming by! The photos of India and the leopards are fantastic.

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  31. I've heard of chickadees, but I don't think I've seen one. They are beautiful.
    Your flowers are lovely, too.

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    1. They are cute, and the ones in my yard actually say chick-a-dee-dee.

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  32. Great photos, wonderful details in the bird and flowers!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, it's great to have things to photograph in my own house and yard. I enjoyed your colorful compostions again.

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  33. Great details in your bird shots. I too like that salmon peach/pink combinaation. Your centerpiece is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Abrianna, I grew up loving to study the tiny flowers in little bouquets of Lantana but don't get to see them now, I liked your red ones.

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    1. Thanks, Villrose, I enjoyed your frosty ice crystallized flowers.

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  35. So fine and detailed little birgt - amazing pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Christine, I liked your home decorating, and the quilted star with the beads and lights.

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  36. Your birds and blooms shots are amazing. Very well done!

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    1. Thanks, Gail, you really caught a lot of unusual birds.

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  37. love your peachy colored flowers! As well as the red chickadee

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    1. Thanks, Jesh, the little geraniums are amazing, and such a nice color.

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  38. Those birds are so sweet. Gorgeous floral arrangements, too.

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    1. Thanks, Amy, they are fun to watch. The flower arrangements were from a party at my daughter's job. I enjoyed your bright flowers.

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  39. the chickadees are so cute and your flowers are lovely.

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  40. Thanks, Felicia, I'm slowly getting photos of some other birds too.

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