|Photo: Low clouds roll down a green mountainside|
I'm thankful for the birds I've been seeing:
1. Baltimore Oriole--Though allaboutbirds.org shows us outside its range, the photo looks like it, so we're going with Baltimore.
|Photo: A soggy orange-breasted bird, with white-striped black wings and yellow and black tail feathers, sits on the back step.|
2. Bullock's Oriole--John looked out his office window and spotted this yellow bird in the aspen trees.
|Photo: A yellow-breasted, black-chinned bird perches in the aspen tree.|
3. Black-chinned Hummingbird--I hung a feeder, and so far have attracted only birds, not wasps, so that's a good sign!
|Photo: A tiny hummingbird, with a white band of feathers around its neck, perches on the feeder|
5. Gambel's Quail--No recent photos, but one of my favorite birds.
6. Black-billed Magpie--Very commonly seen here, with their striking black-and-white coloration and long tail feathers.
7. Woodhouse's Scrub Jay--I suspect jays are responsible for planting sunflower seeds in my porch planters.
|Photo: A sunflower is growing amid purple pansies and light-green creeping jenny.|
8. I'm thankful for the iris plants that are blooming. They do well here, and the deer leave them alone.
|Photo: Lavender iris petals droop down, as paler mauve-colored petals point skyward|
|Photo: A yellow post-it note that was left on my front door. In child's printing, it reads, "you're so great! never leave P.G (Pleasant Grove)"|
10. Always, I'm thankful for John. The great rose planting project is almost complete. The roses are planted and covered with a net. A fence to protect them from browsing deer is the final step. I appreciate John's hard work! It's not all work around here, though--the other day, John set a household record with a resounding Five Crowns win!
|Photo: A white paper on a table with Five Crowns cards. The paper shows that John beat Kristi, 3 to 152 (low score wins).|
In two weeks, the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop will celebrate its 6th anniversary, and I hope you are planning on joining us. Some of the early participants might be popping in, and whether it is your first time linking up, or your
In the meantime, we are having fun already this week, so feel free to join us, and be sure to read and comment on the other bloggers' posts!
Participating this week:
The Prolific Pulse
A Season and a Time
Lorraine's frilly freudian slip
the Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings