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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Still pandering to birds

In an unexpected break in a week's forecast of storms, 


We put two hanging bird baths on last winter's feeder hooks.


And filled them.
(The royal "we" got much done!)



We put up a fruit feeder for the Orioles, and a syrup feeder, too.
I haven't seen or heard them yet, but best to be early
and let the Orioles know it's here, when they arrive.


Then we potted up three hanging baskets.


These two have two varieties of pinks, some grass and some ivy.


This one has a nice red carnation in the center
and those yellow flowers the gold finches love.


 A porch daisy. No common garden daisies here!


And, Hamilton is eighteen, today.


27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Hamilton.
    Your birds seem to be a little less fussy than ours. We hang apple - but it has to be green apple. Red apples are rejected - and frequently thrown off the feeder to the ground. Feed the birds, tuppence a bag... I wish.

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  2. I'm definitely putting out feed this year.

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  3. Wishing Hamilton a very Happy Birthday! And... wondering... will you have to bring those baskets in at night? In SE Ohio our last frost is usually around Mother's Day (or May 15th... ).

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    1. No frost in the forecast, just monsoons. If we have to, the flowers will come in. And out. And in. And...

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  4. Happy birthday, Hamilton. It's all out there, go see it.
    I've pandered to little, and never thought it worked.

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  5. Happy birthday Hamilton.

    The robins are going beserk right now.

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  6. Happy Birthday to Hamilton. He looks about ready to inhale that cake.

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  7. How nice to put bird feeders up, Joanne. Happy birthday to Hamilton.

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  8. 18! That's a big one. Yes, plenty of reasons to still pander to the birds. I bought a new birdhouse.

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday to Hamilton!!!!! I love your feeders and flowers. I can't wait to get my feeders. Already have my flowers. :)

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  10. 18! They are growing up, aren't they? We don't feed the birds at all. Not sure why, but they seem to do well on their own. I'd like to get ride of all the Asian doves. They've taken over and are noisy

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  11. I'm late for you guys, but still the 29th here, Happy birthday Hamilton! I know you'll do great things with your life!

    Always keeping busy with the feeders! Almost a never ending job!

    betty

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  12. The "royal we" is a good way to pass on your knowledge :)

    Happy Birthday, Hamilton! My, those kids have grown up and changed so much since they arrived at your house, Joanne!

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  13. It's warm enough already for bird baths?
    Happy Birthday Hamilton.

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  14. Happy birthday to Hamilton. Aloha from Hawaii.

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  15. By the way your grandchildren are dressed and the type of plants you are putting outside, I see that spring has finally come to Ohio.

    Happy Birthday, Hamilton! Oh to be 18 again.

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  16. Hari OM
    WELL A GREAT BIG HI AND "CO LATHA BREITH SONA HAMILTON" frae bonny Scotland!!!

    Meanwhile - beaut baskets and what a welcome for the winged ones. Special times. YAM xx

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  17. Happy Birthday Hamilton,wishing you a wonderful future.
    Jane x
    PS No flowers go out here until around the 24th May.We may need flowerpots for baling out right now.

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  18. Sorry I missed Hamilton's big day. but late HB. Think you are jumping the gun a little with flowers out so expect in and out a lot over the next several weeks.

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  19. the 18th is an important one for sure! lovely inspiring photos as usual!!

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  20. Your youngsters are so blessed to have you as their mentor. What they learn with you will be a gift they can take and share wherever they go. The birds and the flowers should say, "thank you" as well.

    Now I'm off to get more bird seed. Not sure if I dare get out the outdoor flower pots yet but I really, really want to.

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  21. Dear Joanne,
    I love those birds' bath! Where the birds found nurture before, they'll come now to drink. I had to look up oriols on Wikipedia - what a splendid colourful bird! I put a little bird bath on our balcony too - it is quite warm these days (20°C), and the sparrows come to drink greedily three, four sips.

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  22. Best to plan early for the birds as you have done. Our hummingbirds arrived a week early on March 26th. Hamilton is 18? My goodness, Happy Birthday to him. Olive

    P. S. I know you want some skulls laying about somewhere.

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  23. Hamilton is growing into a wonderful young man x

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  24. Well Happy Birthday Hamilton!

    Pearl

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