Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Finally......


Every time I see this wee bird....
I try and grab a photo....
He is such a quick little guy....
Flitting along the ground....
Or jumping from branch to branch....
But....
I finally caught him...and a friend...♥️
The White Crowned Sparrow is one of my favorite feathered friends....
He won't be here long...so....I must enjoy him while I can...

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Hope you are all having a great day...
Rained overnite....just cloudy now...peaks of sunshine....
Actually rather warm again today....bit of a breeze..
Lots of nasty weather all around...so...stay safe!
The guys are back working on my deck here...
Will be much better when fixed...after all...
It is 27 years old!!!gee...27...sounds pretty darn good to me!

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Hopefully I will get out to the front garden...and see whats new!

This is our long weekend coming up...usually the first real weekend of the Summer ....
Opening the Summer season here in Canada....
It is called May 24th...or Victoria Day...celebrating Queen Victoria's Bday...
The weather won't be quite up-to-par....but at least it looks like the rain will haved moved on by then...so perhaps a couple of days at the cottage...

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I have the slow cooker on, with a ham bone bubbling...
Pea soup is on the horizon! 
Great to take to the cottage....

Enjoy the rest of your day...
What are your plans?
Must be more exciting than me!
I am a right dullard lately....oh well...lah tee dah!!!

      On the menu tonight...

          BBQ'D Steak...marinated in Worcheshire and ground pepper...
            Baked taters with sour cream and fresh chives from my garden...
              Sauteed mushrooms,onion and 3 colour of peppers...

                             YUMMY!

                         Cheers!   :o)
                            linda
                             

   

                        Cheers!    :o)
                          linda

34 comments:

  1. What a little beauty that Sparrow is! So amazing the varieties around the world. x

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    1. Yes indeed Em....but your British birds are far prettier than over here...
      Except for the Cardinal of course♥️

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  2. Love this post. So cheery.

    I just finished all my food writing/testing bakes for the day. My kitchen is cleaned and I'm out of my prep clothes and into my painting duds. Just taking a 15 minute blogger break and sipping homemade iced vanilla coconut coffee.

    You have a great rest of your day. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. You certainly had a busy day...enjoy your homemade iced vanilla coconut coffee!

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  3. I was in the area having my knuckles rapped over my mis-spelling of Lake Erie - and to ask a very serious question, but you are no longer there. Left a short message but returned here for a delicious BBQ'D steak and I must say I am very taken with your shots of The White Crowned Sparrow and his very shy girlfriend.
    Love the menu - do you live in a five star hotel and are you the head chef by any chance. . . . . or does the boyfriend do the cooking? LOL

    I notice I am first to comment! Cheers ~ Eddie

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    1. Not the first - if only I had not been so verbose I might have been!

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    2. Not important who is first....just happy that anyone reads my daily babble!
      To answer your many queries...
      No...I live in a 2 storey house...
      Yes...I am the head chef...
      No...my boyfriend is by no means a chef...and he is the first to admit it...

      The Sparrow is sweet isn't he?
      Kinda hungry...can't wait for dinner!
      Enjoy your evening Eddie...

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    3. Thanks - and enjoy your evening.
      You know I am joking around for most of the time don't you?
      But I love coming here and I am so pleased we met in BlogLand.

      It seems that your b/f and I have a lot in common. We both don't cook! and we have the same eye a lovely lady! . . . . . and we both appreciate a meal cooked by our dearest - in 40 years I never ever forgot to say, "Thank you, dear!" :)

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    4. Don't worry Eddie...all in good fun!
      Glad that you enjoy my blog...makes all the work worthwhile...
      My boyfriend gives me a kiss...and says thank you every time!
      I am sure you must miss her very much♥️

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    5. Yes I do miss her
      . . . . . but life must go on. I might be here for another 25 years so have to make the best of it.

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    6. Absolutely Eddie....♥️

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  4. You are never a dullard Linda! It sounds as though your deck has lasted very well to me, but it will be lovely for you when the work is finished. Great bird pictures, I can never capture them myself! Hope that your long weekend weather is better. xx

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    1. Thanks Amy....I sure feel dull lately....:o(
      Hoping for a great long weekend too!!!!

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  5. Love your photos of the birds. So sweet. I got a good photo of a dove in her nest at my daughters home. I'll put that in my post if I ever get around to finishing it. I've been run off my feet lately with cat-sitting. Time for some R&R. I hope you do get out to your cottage this weekend. You must be so excited to think that you have the whole summer ahead to enjoy it. You lucky lady. It's just starting to rain here. Been a little cool today but still nice. I won't tell the retired guy what you are having for dinner or you may find him at your front door. :-b. Have a great evening, Linda. Hugs

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    1. Time for you to relax...deep breath..
      I hope we go out too1
      I want to go Friday morning...will have to beat up the boyfriend! hahaha!
      Tell the retired guy to just knock and come on in!
      Enjoy your evening!

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  6. I think I saw a white crowned last weekend here In chicago too. I love their stripe. WOW good for you for capturing one with the camera!

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    1. I think they are so cute!
      And...they don't stay long....must be on their way somewhere!

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  7. Top pic...photobombed by a mourning dove..too funny!
    Jane x

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    1. Those Mourning Doves make me giggle!

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  8. Beautiful little bird! Last night our dishwasher gave up the ghost, so it in her memory that we are going out to eat tonight. But I wish we were dropping in on you!

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    1. Ha!
      The more the merrier Barbara...the steak was perfect!

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  9. Lots and lots of crowned sparrows here, year around. They are flitty little birdy!!!
    Is the deck getting work there at home, or cottage? I am confused.
    Trying, trying to catch up on blogs.
    Busier than a one armed paper hanger!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Ok...Kris....you really must keep up! ha!
      The kids are paying our handyman to strip and stain the beach deck at the cottage...
      I have a lovely young man replacing parts of our deck here at home...around the pool...old as the hills! He has finished today...and it looks marvellous!
      How is Mom?

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  10. Well done, Linda! You got some great shots of him. Your dinner sounds so good. Shake N Bake chicken over here tonight! Haha. :)

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  11. White Crowned Sparrows are one of my favorites, too! I have a Mr and Mrs in my feeder this spring. They are so sweet!

    Our weather feels like summer. We have the A/C on! Boo! haha.

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    1. I think they are adorable♥️
      The A/C?
      We are not that warm here...had some rain this evening.....

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  12. We have lots of these little guys here feasting like crazy . They are cute aren't they ? Nice photos ! It has been sunny and humid here today but rain and thunderstorm watches on for the evening ! I have been out enjoying this summer like weather so catching up on blogs this evening ! Oh supper sounds good . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Hope to get out there this weekend.....
      Can you make the weather stay warm? Please?

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  13. Nothing too thrilling around here ... nothing left in the kitchen except a sink propped up on the dishwasher and a plank of wood ... wall board going in tomorrow ... then flooring ... getting closer now.
    We had the white crowned sparrows in the garden this week, just passing through to wherever they spend the summer ... cute little birds with helmets on :)
    Pea soup sounds delicious, not major cooking for me for awhile till the new over and range get put in ... thank goodness for bbq and restaurants :)

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    1. Sounds like you are making great progress....
      New appliances? Very exciting......

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  14. Nice captures of the white crowned sparrow. I think I saw one here last year. I saw the Bobolinks are back today and could here them chattering/singing away in the trees. Must have been 30 or more. Loud! I didn't know it was the long weekend until tonight. Yippee! I hope the weather is decent. We usually take a day trip to the coast to St. Andrews so here's hoping. Most years it's sunny and hot so we'll see. Today was really nice!

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    1. I have never seen bobolinks....
      Hope you have good weather...we are to be cool....

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  15. I am tired after reading this! Great shots!!! Love Miss V's hair cut! I am off to beddy bye. So much going on here!!
    xo Kris

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