Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Plumbago and the Bird

While MadlySNAPPING the wildflowers,  I focused on the Plumbago behind them, the bush first,

 then a close up

Trying to get a shot of Tickseed and Plumbago, Mrs Cardinal, of the silly pair that has built a nest just above ground level in our Powderpuff bush, flew through my lens and lit and stared at me.

She seemed to be wondering why I was taking photos of the door to her new home... I only got these two pics of half of the loving couple. I hope Jakeosaurus doesn't find them home.

the red x is where she sat, the end of the arrow is their front door. Both of them have been flying in and out that whole for days now.
TODAY NOTE: this has been in drafts long enough that Mr and Mrs and family have flown the coop bush safely.


Sandra said...

hi there

DawnTreader said...

They are lovely flowers, I quite like the contrast between the bold yellow and the pale blue :) And that red bird is amazing, we don't have those here. Certainly not a camouflage colour (unless, of course, you're trying to hide among red flowers...)

Ann said...

Those flowers are so pretty.
I have heard that when you see a cardinal it means that someone from heaven is visiting you. Since you had a whole family I suppose you had several heavenly visitors

Gayle said...

Nice variety of colors today. The cardinals are one of my biggest challenges for photos especially the females. They never stay still for more than a second. Grab a seed and away they go to munch on it elsewhere.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the pretty flowers and the Cardinal is beautiful!
Wonderful photos. Enjoy your day!

Weekend-Windup said...

Love the color of the Plumbago flowers.
Cute little cardinal bird!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Loving the wildflowers. That is a low nest!

Denise inVA said...

Glad to know Mr and Mrs Cardinal and family have exited safely. Great photos of your flowers too, love the flowers.

Madi and Mom said...

Plumbago...what a fun word!!
Love the pale lavender in the sun shine with darker veins in the petals.
Hugs C

Hootin' Anni said... of my favorites! And your plumbago looks so much better than mine!

Terri Buster said...

Love the flowers and glad they provided a home for the wayward pair. Jakeosaurus is a pretty good sluether though...I bet he could have found them if left to his own sniffer. Hope y'all are suruving this heat wave.

Mevely317 said...

How you captured Ms. Cardinal mid-flight against that leaf is so great!
I'm glad you assured us, the feathered couple have moved on. All the same, the nickname, Jakeosaurus cracks me up.

Julie said...

Those flowers are beautiful are soooo lucky to have such BEAUTIFUL birdies visiting you
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
PeeS I luffs Jakeosuarus as well, it are pawsome name!

The Gang at LLB said...

What a cutie Mrs. C is, she found some prime real estate for her home!

Cranberry Morning said...

Well I'm sure glad to hear that the bird family made it safely to their future without any canine interference. What a pretty bush and pool!!