Wednesday, 18 May 2011

May Blooms & Friendly Birds

 Spring in my garden has been later than usual with the cool weather, but blooms are happily starting to open, and some are just on the verge of blooming. It is interesting to see the way a tulip looks so different after a few days, and in different light.

I found a friendly little pine siskin that let me get quite close to take a picture. Most of my bird pictures are taken through my kitchen window, but this little bird let me come right outside on my patio to take his photo, before he flew off. I also captured a slate-colored Junco visiting my patio, most of my Junco visitors are of the Oregon variety.
Tulip Upstar

Chives just opening up
Lilac starting to Bloom

Little Flowers of Oregon Grape
Slate Colored Junco
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin