Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Post


Pretty bird, isn't it. My husband said it's not a local species, so, I'm stumped as to what it is.

Anyway ...

right to left: zucchini, cucumbers, green beans,
ford hook lima beans, yellow crookneck squash,
bell peppers, and better boy tomatoes.
[click to enlarge]

We've been happily busy of late, completing a myriad of household fixes. The garden is growing in a spectacular fashion for the first time ever. I have learned a secret to the "success" for lush veggies on our property. I'll try to remember to share more in another post. Physical labor is why I haven't felt much like pondering life's questions this week. Or maybe it's an overall feeling of contentment that's put lead in my writing britches.

Irregardless of whatever lame excuse I can muster for the mental laziness, I do pray that everyone has a blessed Sunday.


13 comments:

Monkeywrangler said...

I've been all through the Stokes guide and cannot match it. Your pic shows it has two leg bands. It looks a lot like some warblers, but the markings are all wrong.

Mildred said...

The bird is amazing! I love the verse that you shared also. Wow! Your garden looks incredible. Makes me hungry just hearing what is planted. Such a gorgeous Sunday morning; sun is shining, windows are open and the birds and windchimes sound so sweet. God bless your day. xoxo

Patsy said...

It is different, I couldn't find any thing like it in the Audubon Handbook. With bands on both legs could it be a very young bird.
We were like summer yesterday to day we are back to winter.
Your garden looks great.

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful, just like you!!! Blessings sweet friend.

Lulu James said...

My brother is a serious birder and he has one app that helps identify birds by their looks and another that identifies their songs. Don't ask me what they are called---I hesitate to act too interested, least I listen to several hours of "Bird Tales"! LOL! WOW how your garden is growing! I am impressed!

Monkeywrangler said...

Sparky did you folks take the bird picture? And did you see it in Georgia? I cannot figure out what it is, and was thinking of editing the pic and posting it on FB to see if any bird people could ID it.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Tell your husband, "It's local now" LOL! The garden looks lovely...are you going to can?

DaBlade said...

My wife has been wanting me to put in a veggie garden. That one looks perfect! How much ya want for it?

Wiregrass Steve said...

I knew this bird was a thrush (same family as Robins) by it's general appearance. I did a search of Thrushes and found it in the African bird fauna. A Spotted Ground Thrush.

Wiregrass Steve said...

Further investigation shows the bird to be an African Chestnut-backed Thrush. Both Thrushes are endangered and many banded to keep tabs on their numbers. Bless Google searches when looking for info like this.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love a mystery but it seems Wiregrass Steve has been a brilliant Hercule Poirot! What a lovely bird to find. Take care x

Victor S E Moubarak said...

That bird is probably a tourist on holiday in your area. You can tell by the rings in his feet that he has been once engaged and is now married.

Did you know birds from various countries sing with a different accent? When British birds migrate to European countries other native birds recognise them because they wear bowler hats and carry umbrellas.

I read all this in a book I am writing.

God bless.

Vee said...

Your garden is wonderful! Lots of healthful eating ahead!