Monday, February 01, 2010

Photo of the Week-From my Window


As the sun sets on the opposite side of the house, it lends a golden glow to the trees in my backyard and especially to this graceful little Mulberry tree that I love. I don't usually care much for the Mulberries because they leaf out so late in the spring and lose their leaves so early in the fall. But this is the one I saved from destruction when the thicket back there was being cleared. It was just a twig and all bent over from the vines that had captured it, but I staked it up and demanded that it be given a chance to survive. I may have blogged about this before but some of you may have missed it. Anyway, I think it looks so pretty at this time of day. I took this on Friday of last week and we were "treated" to another snowstorm on Saturday. Below you can see some of the neighborhood birds that were happy to have something to eat during the storm. I filled up that feeder just in time!

9 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Love the outline of that tree and that golden glow from the sun- beautiful!

Those finches look like they are so happy to have something to eat during your snow storm. Great photos, Mary!

Serena said...

What a gorgeous tree and yes, I remember you telling us about how you saved it...now it's rewarding you with its beauty.

It's lovely to see those birds enjoying a meal at your feeder. It can't be easy for them in winter.

TheModernGoddess said...

Lovely photos. A great photo of your neighborhood birds.

Sandy said...

Love the colors in the photo. It was so worth saving!

BumbleVee said...

the sun does look lovely on the little tree.... how I envy you a thicket upon which to gaze.... sigh....

the little birdies look so cute on their perches... they know a good thing when they find it, and I'm glad they found you....

Jennifer Rose said...

i love how there is a bird at every seat on the feeder :)

very nice photo of the tree :)

mike said...

A wonderful photo, your yard just looks so tranquil.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Looks like those birds are getting ready for the big freeze. Lovely pictures Mary.

Kerry said...

Lovely photos and I love the bird feeder one, I didn't realize finches were so hardy