Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Things

Wow, that rain came down fast and furious last night! It was pounding my skylights and filling up the creek and watering the parched gardens and it was wonderful! I love falling asleep to the sound of the rain, I find it incredibly soothing. 

Thankfully the hole in my dining room was filled in before the storms started. And my new windows are all in with the exception of the guest room window, which has been delayed due to the weather. 

I'm so pleased with the way they look and can't wait to see them all trimmed out. 


There's a little work to do before the molding can go up - some Sheetrock to be repaired and spackled and some tiles to replace around the kitchen window. 


On a side note, I'd love to remove that tile counter top some day and replace it with a solid surface counter but that's not happening this year after all the other renovations I've done. I love the counter I put in my new master bath, it's a Silestone Lagoon and it's fabulous.  Someday.....

The view out the new windows has been wonderful, also - the birds and critters have been having a great time at my feeders. It's about time I got some real action out there!


These little goldfinches were the first birds to find my feeder and they have been regular visitors, along with my little chipmunk friend.   Their beautiful gold and black colors have already started to fade as they do with the shortened days.  The finches generally stick around all winter and in the spring when days start getting longer again they once again don their vibrant colors. 


I've just recently spotted this guy up on the deck. He drives the dogs mad when they see him through the window - they'd love to get out there and give him a run for his money!


I know some folks don't care for Blue Jays but I love them. They add such a splash of color in the winter months and they are always welcome at my feeders. I put out peanuts in the shell and now that they've found them they watch for me to refill the feeder in the morning and they land on it within minutes. They are so smart and will weigh the nuts to see which is the heaviest and then stuff it into their mouths, sometimes even stuffing in a second one!


He's picking through and weighing the nuts....


 Score!!




4 comments:

  1. We have a lot of Blue Jays in our yard. My neighbor does not like them. She thinks that they are nasty and loud. We have never seen their nasty side, they are colorful and sweet when they sit on my porch railing and yes, very colorful...even if I do prefer the Cardinals! ;-)

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  2. Ahhhhh the Cardinals....the elusive bird! They love to visit my sweetie's house and I'm hoping they will become visitors at my new home!

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  3. I feed the jays too...have several posts on my blog about one of them who is quite tame. After about two months of him / her not coming around he's been back the last few days again.

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  4. I feed the jays too...have several posts on my blog about one of them who is quite tame. After about two months of him / her not coming around he's been back the last few days again.

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