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~~~