Saturday, December 21, 2013

An Absolutely Gorgeous Day

Such beautiful blue skies.
And perfect walking weather.
63 F this afternoon.  That's 17 C.
 I noticed when hubby and I were walking that there was a whole lot of bird activity going on.
 When we got back, I watered plants on the balcony and next thing I know, we had all sorts of visitors.
 It seems petunias make mighty fine food for little sparrows.
 I was taking pictures through a tinted window which accounts for the different shades but I'm so happy with how these photos turned out.  I just love watching these little birdies flit about.
For those who are experiencing bitter cold or rain, I send warm hugs and wishes your way.  Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

That is a perfect day, my kind of temps with sunny skies. That is cute-the little bird eating petunias-I have never caught that before-lol gonna keep a look out next summer.
Fresh pecan halves are just the best- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family
Kathy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Looks very inviting for walks and you can enjoy them now!
Bird noises make one always happy and watching them even more so. This week I did bring home another, bigger and heavier bird bath that is sitting right in front of our bay window in the kitchen. The joy of watching those birds while having our meals or coffee/tea is tremendous.
We do have a very warm spell right now with 78.8°F or 26°C. Pieter is working outside on a retainer wall between us and the neighbors for diverting the rain water. We never ever want to have a disaster like in February and August when the ground water comes up into the basement. So diverting it is the best we can do! We live in a hilly area and from across the street and from the neighbors water comes running down the hill to us... Now it has to stay behind the wall.
Hard work but come Christmas that job will be tackled and we once again can start walking together!
Hugs and enjoy your precious time with four.
Mariette

Plain Jane said...

It's so nice to be reminded that warmth will return again - one day! It was sunny here today but with a sharp wind - not bad though for the first day of winter. Love your little birdies - they always lift my spirits x Jane

Vicki Boster said...

Goodness that blue sky looks beautiful. It's been nothing but gray here for weeks.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family--

Vicki

Teresa Kasner said...

What a beautiful blue sky.. I imagine it was a lovely walk with your husband. What cute birds you have! Have a wonderful holiday!!

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Serena Lewis said...

That is a lovely temperature for walking. Our temps are expected to hit 33°C/91.5°F today. I adore all those birdy photos!! I too love seeing the birds flitting around. I was only thinking to myself this morning that I'd like to get a bird bath soon. I helped a frightened baby bird this morning too and will post about it on my blog in the coming days. Enjoy the weekend! xo

June said...

These pictures are precious captures Tammy! I am such a bird lover! I had no idea that they would munch on the blooms like that---so cute!
Thank you for coming by Tammy, it made my day!
much love...

Jan said...

It's nice to see the birdies.........sure miss their singing around here.

Ok, don't rub it in. It's cold here (but not icy like some places).

Thanks for the warm hug!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Nice blue skies!!!!
I would love our temperature to drop a little to reach yours….always between 28/32 C !!!
xxxxx Ale

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Tammy, I love the pictures! Those birds are so sweet! Yes, we've had lots of cold and snow the past week or two, but this weekend we get a reprieve-40-55, with some rain. It's
good to get out and take a ride with my best friend on a great day like today. I love hearing about your walks and trips and great restaurants! Happy Christmas to you!
Hugs,
Sherry

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely pictures of sunny blue skies, Tammy. (On a walk late yesterday my hb and I got caught in a squall and soaked with rain!) Your pictures are so exotic! Love all those little birdies! Happy Christmas!
Helen x

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Kathleen said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and see what you've been up to. I cant believe how good your weather is. My husband and I took the dogs out for a walk a little while ago and we had to turn back because of hailstone. It must be good to have your son home for the holidays. Colorado is so beautiful though I bet he'll be glad to go back.
Merry Christmas to you!

Catherine said...

Such December beauty you are enjoying!
Wishing you a most wonderful joyful Christmas Tammy!
xo Catherine

Aishwarya said...

The birdies look so cute. Pretty pics. Because the sparrow numbers are dwindling, we have lot of projects going on in the city to save the sparrow.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That does sound like great weather! Perfect for taking a walk. I love seeing the chickens!

Kit said...

Thanks for the warmth! Kind of cold and snowy here. :) Love your bird pics. That reminds me, I need to feed mine and the squirrels. Kit

Rostrose said...

Oh, really wonderful pictures, dearest Tammy - blue skies, Birds and 17 degrees Celsius sounds great! Here it is cold and grey (but without any snow for Christmas) and I really would prefer to be on a place in Kuwait now or may be in India again ;o)) Thank you for your nice words about our trip - it's true, we really saw a lot and some times it was a bit taxing, but we had relaxing times, too (on the house boat and on the beach - we LOVED it!) Hope you can manage it soon to visit your friends in India!
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Lots of hugs, my dear!
Traude

Lyn said...

What I wouldn't give for a blue sky at the moment....grey windy and rainy here in the UK. Merry Christmas to you xxx

Sheila Rumney said...

Love seeing "your" birds. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful photos!
I´m in for a quick visit to wish you a wonderful Christmas in a far away country.

Coming back any day to read your posts, I have been a little busy lately.

Warm wishes to you and yours!
Blessings!

Draffin Bears said...

Seasons Greetings Tammy to you and your family.
I enjoyed seeing where you go out walking - looks great.

hugs
Carolyn

Sam I Am...... said...

I hope you had a happy holiday and are enjoying your Christmas break. Isn't that cool how you can take pictures right through the window? I was amazed at how good they come out too. It's the only way to catch pictures of our feathered friends. It has been unseasonable cold here but it's starting to warm back up.
Enjoy your time off!

Elna said...

Now Christmas is gone and the cat's have taken all the ornaments. Now we all look forward to a Happy New Year.

Hugs

Yarni Gras! said...

I love that you take such good care of God's creatures :-)

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy, Thanks for the warm hugs I can certainly use the... I love seeing your wee birdies photos. They are beautiful as is all your flowers.. I wish you and your family a Very Happy and Healthy New Year. Hugs Judy

Londoneya said...

Such lovely bird shots! I adore watching birds and photographing them. The weather during the day is lovely here too :).

Beverly said...

A gorgeous day indeed as are your photos. Its nice seeing blooms when frost bite has gotten all of mine. Hope you have enjoyed your time off. I haven't had much blogging time lately and enjoyed catching up a bit with you. Wishing you a great New Year.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thank you for the warm hugs, Tammy! wishing you and yours all the best in 2014. blessings ~ tanna

SusanLotus said...

I wish you a really HAPPY NEW YEAR!

May 2014 be a year full of blessings and miracles.

Hugs!

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Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

Happy New year to you and your family.

Have a great weekend

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Wishing you both a Happy New Year and especially your husband Sam a very lovely Birthday!
Hugs,
Mariette

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Just catching up after a busy week of freezing pipes and heater woes (with The Old Girls, extremes in weather always have me running like crazy). Seeing these beautiful, beautiful photos makes me smile!! Wishing you all the very, very best in 2014, Tammy!! blessings ~ tanna

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