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Monday, August 5, 2013

Quarter Moon & Free

At 4:50 the morning of the 4th, this is the sunrise Moon that I woke to.  It amazed me.  It's been such a long time~~~
 since I've risen to such a spectacular sight.  
Look closely, or click the photo to enlarge it,
and you will see the ring extending the crescent
of the quarter moon.  The photo below even shows the stars.
 Now, for the bird and flora lovers, 
the Honeysuckle bushes have been so busy.
The Cedar Waxwings are gobbling up berries.
 Again, please click the photos for a closer look and
you will see this gal is just about to swallow her treat.
Do you see her mate?
 Even the Red-Breasted Nuthatch is getting in the act.
 This bush is loaded with treats for our feathered friends.
 They do look appetizing but NOT for human consumption.
They taste terrible and bitter~
 But the birds love them, even the American Robin.
 Finally, the Cedar Waxwing rests long enough for a snapshot.
 Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this little gal
is a Hooded Warbler.
 She's much too small to be a female Scarlet Tanager.
I also saw a pair of Black and White Warblers that
moved so fast, I never did catch them in my lens.
 I think the over-ripe berries were beginning to drunken
the birds enough to make them dance...dance robin, dance.
 The berries of the Choke Cherry trees are ripening fast, too.
 By time the Honeysuckle bushes are cleaned off,
the birds will be after the blackened Chokes....oh
and they do choke you, they are extremely bitter, 
leaving your mouth dry and twisted.
They sure do make great jelly, tho, so I'm watching
them close.  I want my share before the birds get them all.
I can hardly wait for that first taste of Chokecherry Jelly
on my morning toast.

Have a sweet week and know that
Life IS Good as God
Just look at all the gifts we are getting~~~
for free!


Jill said...

Beautiful photos today, Dar! Love that moon.

Joe said...

I've always been an early riser and love to look at the moon at that time of day.

jack69 said...

I am not an early riser unless forced to. Even today when we get the coach on the road.
\Thanks for a post to think about on the road. BTW we were picking black berries here, and beside them was some of the red berries, I had to taste them they looked so good, but they weren't!

Love your trip thru nature it is always a pleasure and a treat.

Love you lady. tis cool on this end of the lake.

Chatty Crone said...

So that is what 4:50am looks like! I would have a HARD time getting up that early.

I did enjoy your moon shots. And the birds are singing and the foliage is out.

You have a beautiful home.


Shug said...

I have never heard of chokecherry jelly. Must be something that we don't have around here. Sounds delicious though. So many beautiful pictures on this post...

Dee said...

Awesome moon photo....perfect with the star. You know I never did see the birds mate? I will keep looking.It is nice for you to be able to find and know the name's of so many of the birds.

Paula said...

When the moon was shaped like that my elderly neighbor, Holly, always told me the moon is holding water and it isn't going to rain. Like your pretty birds and plants.

imac said...

Great birds,berries and flower shots but loved the moon