Thursday, July 19, 2007

On the deck

The sunflower seed that spilled from the bird feeding station sprouted.
The sunflowers bloomed and now are setting seeds.
The American Gold Finches feed on the sunflowers while I drink my tea.
Gardening with the birds is very easy.


Mary C said...

Beautiful! I just love those goldfinches.

Q said...

Hi Mary,
My husband liked these two photos so very much. He thought I should post them!
He likes the photos I take that look like paintings.
I might print and frame one of these. I think one would look nice in the new walnut frames I bought.
I may end up doing a room in backyard birds and butterflies.

Sprite said...



The angle of the goldfinch is absolutely gorgeous! Just like a painting for sure.

These will make beautiful framed art.

I can see a whole house of birds and butterfly art on the wall.

Very nice!

L~ sprite

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
After I get my outside gardens just the way I imagine them I will turn my attention back to the inside of my house. I think my downstairs will be my "gallery".
I am five years out on that!
At least I can get the photos of each bird and butterfly that visits taken and framed!
I think I have the male Gold Finch photo I want. Now to see if I can get a female in just the right pose and background and flower.

red tin heart said...

The Yellow Finch is one of my favorite birds. May I ask what kind of camera you use? Your pictures are just lovely. Nita

Q said...

Hi Nita,
The American Gold Finch is a wonderful bird. The males are pretty in their summer colors. They have a sweet little song too.
We have a small flock, 10- 12, that live in our backyard all year.
I use a Nikon D50. I have three lens so I can take photos from 18x-500x. I have ordered a macro lens which I hope to pick up in September.
I rather took to the camera last year!