Friday, March 26, 2010

FEATHERED FRIENDS

Up to an early morning of cake baking, I did manage part of an exercise video and a bowl of cereal while I was waiting for the butter to warm a little. I hate putting cold sticks of butter in the mixer and having batter splash out of the bowl!
I baked 12 caramel,2 coconut ,2 chocolate layer cakes and 2 blackberry wine and 1 granny pound cake,whew!! It's hard getting back in the swing of things after a long winters rest!!
I iced 6 caramels while waiting for the others to come out of the ovens.
While I worked in the kitchen all morning it gave me a chance to get some really good pics of my birdie friends,hope you enjoy these...Click on them to get the full effect.Handsome Mr. Redwing Blackbird says hello!Mr. and Mrs. Redwing and Mr. and Mrs. Brown Headed Cowbird have lunch.Doves are such elegant, peaceful creatures.I've seen a lot of these little Tufted Titmouse this winter.I love to hear this Mockingbird sing.







Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal look so smug,I think they know how pretty they are!Chickadees are very hard to photograph because they dart in and out so quickly.The Goldfinches are starting to get their brilliant summer color.I don't see as many of these Towhees now as I did earlier,I wonder if they are migrating farther north?This Brown Thrasher is one of the bigger birds in the yard today or any day for that matter.Hello to this little guy,haven't seen him in a while,I think the gray squirrels are mean to him,I see them chasing him away sometimes. I guess being different in any species is hard.
I worked in my shop this afternoon,but didn't get finished like I thought I might,there's always tomorrow!
Finished work at church tonight,came home iced ,wrapped and labeled cakes until about 11:00.
Today has been a sunny but cooler day,high of 54 degrees today with a breeze that made it feel even cooler.
Praising God for another wonderful day.
Good Night and God Bless.

3 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, Can't wait til our Brown Thrashers come back. Last year, we had several---and they would come to the feeders.

We don't seem to have Towhees around here. At least I haven't seen any. I love their call: Drink Your Tea-hee-hee-hee-hee!!!!

Love those Redwing Blackbirds. So pretty.

You have a great group of birdies.
Hugs,
Betsy

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

I've seen that fat mockingbird at my feeder! How funny! He is SOOOOO FAT!

Mildred said...

Such a variety of beautiful birds to enjoy!