The view through my office window.
I've been adopted by this little red bird. When he runs out of seeds he doesn't go elsewhere. He just stares through the window as if to say... Hellooo - aren't you forgetting somebody??
Sunrise on the messy 'Bird Tree.' Same view out my office window.
Yup - they are definitely running low on food. I need more java before I bundle up and remedy this situation.
I didn't haul myself out of bed at dawn to see if my little red bird was still here. No, no. Much different agenda, this a.m. (Plus, I knew he would be. He'd probably come indoors if I'd let him.)
I wanted a fab parting shot of that very big and pretty rare NYE blue moon. Had the bright idea of capturing her right when she touched the tip of this mountain. I'd noticed a couple days ago that she doesn't say goodnight until I'm in the mood for a good morning.
However! While I was standing there shaking my fist at the clouds and the wind, something cool happened!
Two hot air balloons popped out of that same cloud cover. Just imagine the blue moon photos they have!
* Goodnight Moon is a marvelous bedtime story, written by Margaret Brown in 1947. If you've read the book you may remember my favorite line: "Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight light, and the red balloon..."
What a cute little bird friend! And another great view from your windows! I can see the appeal of living where you do...even with the cold!
I would have thought that baloon-ers would be reluctant to fly when those kind of clouds were about! I hope the hot air in them kept the passengers warm! Brrrrr!
Those balloons were a great parting shot anyhow! Oh how I wish I could have bird feeders hanging like you do. The elk and bear destroy them consistently (that goes for hummingbird feeders in season too).
Goodnight Moon--goodbye and sweet dreams :)
I love that book too Kate! Goodnight Moon! Love your silver mountain view too! Great shots of the surprising balloons. Lovely beginning to the day! Carol
That shot of the storm coming in is worthy of NGS.-your bro
PS: What type of bird is that red bird; it's not a Robin ?
Hi Kate, See... You weren't supposed to have that shot of the moon. You were treated with a fun surprise!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. (That little red bird looks like a finch!)
Your little red friend reminds me of a dog who gives your that look that just makes you want to feed them more...I do love your storm cloud photo and the hot air balloons :-)
He's a cutie and he's definitely got my number. I made a special trip to a bird food store down in Salt Lake to get him some goodies. But, I know nothing about birds, told the clerk he was a wren. Now I see from Shady's comment that he's a finch. Oh, well.... :))
The bird tree came about as a safe haven for birdies in my yard because I own 2 cats. Seemed like a dirty trick to put a birdfeeder out if the serial kitties had access to it! :))
Well, thanks, I push my poor little digital camera to the breaking point sometimes. My NYE is to get a bigger, cooler, faster camera. We shall see.... :D
Wow, thanks! NGS?? Laying it on a bit thick, aren't you? Hee-hee. I do appreciate a loyal family member.
Are you keeping warm? I saw it was 20 below zero at your shack this week! So, don't expect a visit from me anytime soon! :D
Happy New Year, AZ! He is a clever little bird. Knows how to spot a sucker when he sees one... (that would be me!) Thanks for stopping by.
So glad you stopped by! So, he's a Finch? I didn't know they stuck around for the winter. He seems too little and fragile to handle the cold and snow.
The mountains are beauty enough.
Love all the photos lately, of the moon, flowers and especially the coyote(wow what a sight). The one of you and B. is really nice too. Hope we'll see the full moon on our snowshoe hike.
Nice balloon pictures! You were lucky to catch those. I didn't think balloons would be flying at this time of the year. You have some great looking birdfeeders too. Kathy
What a fabulous post! It had drama, wildlife, humor and drop dead gorgeousness! The balloons shot is superb. Simply perfect. I love your little red finch, house finch?
Wow. Thank you, Frances. That is very kind of you to say.
I guess he's a finch. But, now you're making me nervous. If he's a house finch does that mean he truly does want to come inside? :)
I love the view out your window! We need to work at keeping the feeders filled, too. I'm glad to see the birds are also eating seeds from my deadheads.
We like the book Goodnight Moon, too. It's one of our grandson's favorites. He also loves pointing to the real moon, saying, "Moon, moon!"
I like your photo of the clouds and moon. The one with the balloons is awesome!
I love LOVE the book Goodnight Moon! Many, many times have I read it. What beautiful photos. And I love all your birdfeeders! I need to get a better setup going for mine. Seeds in the shed, feeders in the back, 15 crusty inches of snow, and not a shoveled path to be found...
Please do... say hello more often?
And ~ keep me in the loop on T? ~ I am an eentsy bit worried about her...
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