Thursday, November 18, 2010


When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter!
And what to my wondering eyes should appear but 1,000's of Starlings over shadowing the morning sun.
From treetop to treetop they paused only for a moment .
Before swooping to the ground to get right to work feeding on whatever they could find. Gleaning and searching their rest is a brief one.Now fly away, fly away,fly away all, please take your deafening chirping and move right along, over the pasture and over the creek,now fly away, fly away, fly and be gone !!!!
In the bright morning sunshine these handsome birds take on an irredescent glow. But as pretty as they are nothing in the numbers that they have is a welcomed sight. I was just hoping they didn't spot my feeders !!
It's funny how there always seems to be 1 or 2 that stay behind and make my yard their winter home. It makes me wonder where the large flocks really settle down.
As I left for market they were heading over the creek to the neighbors already.

Market was slow today,maybe Saturday will be a better day.
Ran errands after market and looked for a new mixer. No one in town seems to have the one I want, I want the Kitchenaid Pro 600 which is a 6 quart size. I have to call Ace Hardware tomorrow and if they don't have it ,I found it in a couple stores in Asheville.
Hubbie and daughter went to a new dentist this afternoon and they both really like him.
We arrived home about the same time. After we unloaded the van,daughter made supper while hubbie and I did chores.
Daughter is in the Christmas spirit tonight already putting up her decorations and listening to Christmas music. Still a little early for me, I like Thanksgiving decorations.
It was 29 degrees this morning with a very heavy frost and the high today was 54 but sunny.
Grateful to God for His never ending love .
Good Night and God Bless.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ugh----hope those nasty Starlings don't come here.... Yuk... Hope they move on ---far away from you also...

No frost here yet.... The roses are still alive... Crazy since it is Nov. 18.


Jean said...

I have to admit the Starlings are pretty but I totally dislike this imported bird. Super pictures of these rascals!

We have had light frosts...but my Knock-out Roses are still blooming like Betsy's! This is odd for Nov.

Well wishes to you and yours!

Gail said...

Great captures of this little liked bird...but it must have a purpose.

Country Mouse Studio said...

First snow here today and our starlings seem to have moved on, no more crops to eat I guess

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

They arrived here just about 1 hour ago. Dixie ran barking to the kitchen window and I got my camera and headed outside. Guess what? I need a new camera . . . it would not take a single picture.