We have had many feathered visitors in the backyard this month; blue ones, yellow ones, red ones, black ones, brown ones, gray ones, and I’m sure many more that I haven’t even seen yet. In fact about a week ago we found a large brown feather with a white and a black stripe on it. I think that thing was a good 10 or 12 inches long; I don’t know who left that behind. It was too pretty to be left by the turkey vultures so maybe it was a hawk or even a passing turkey. My neighbor thought it could have even been a golden eagle feather; there are some of those hanging around a lake not too far away.
The other day I finally managed to capture a couple of shots of one of the little Goldfinches that have been hanging about; they are pretty little things but not the only yellow birds I’ve seen out there. I hope to get a decent enough shot of the other two yellow birds to identify them one of these days.
American Goldfinch Looking At Camera
The Mourning Doves are always glad to pose for a shot or two but this one was not ready for a close-up.
Mourning Dove In Tree
We see a lot of little sparrows around here and I think that these little Tree Sparrows are the ones we see the most of.
American Tree Sparrow At Feeder
So what kind of visitors have you seen in your back yard? I hope you are getting out there and snapping photos of them?
Sunday June 16 is Father’s Day so for today’s Zazzle product of the week I’ve picked a simple Father’s Day card
Zazzle’s greeting cards come in two sizes and feature beautiful full color printing on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish. [Each card comes with a white envelope too!]
This card has one of my favorite horse images on the front to remind us of how strong, and how gentle, Dad’s can be.
Enter code: CARDCARDCARD at checkout in the “Zazzle Coupons/Gift Certificates” box
Discount level varies among products. Eligible discounts (30% of the postcard, and/or card net sale price of qualifying postcards, and/or cards) will be deducted when one or more qualifying products are purchased and the coupon code CARDCARDCARD is applied at checkout. The net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). Offer is valid through June 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). Not all products qualify for this promotion. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater.
and save even more on your Father’s Day shopping with this Zazzle coupon code; but HURRY! this one is about to expire…
Enter code: 15OFFPRODUCT at checkout in the “Zazzle Coupons/Gift Certificates” box
15% of the product net sale price will be deducted when one or more qualifying products are purchased and the coupon code 15OFFPRODUCT is applied at checkout. For most products, the net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). For Zazzle Custom Stamps, the net sale price is the difference between the price of the Zazzle Custom Stamps (excluding shipping and taxes) and the face value of the postage. Offer is valid until May 27, 2013 at 11:59pm PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. If a volume discount applies to your order, you will receive either the discount set forth in this offer or the standard volume discount, whichever is greater.
What kind of gifts does Zazzle have for DAD? How about:
A few days ago Bella dog and I were having a nice time sitting in the shade watching the birds.
Everything was going just fine until this guy wandered into the yard…
and decided to have a rest right under our bird tree.
He seemed to dare Bella to do something about it;
she didn’t like him hanging about and told him so.
Our visitor thought, that if he wasn’t welcome under the bird tree, he would climb up into the bird tree, and have some fun.
He had a good look around up there to see what all the fuss was about;
but he didn’t find one bird.
Those smart little birds had taken flight as soon as our calico friend came through the fence.
“Too bad little kitty; I don’t think bird watching is for you.”
It was in May of 2008 that I began selling my images online; it hardly seems like 5 years have passed.
Today instead of the regular picture of the week post; I’ve got a deal for you.
I have randomly selected 5 floral photos for celebrating!
[let's hear ya say that 10 times really fast... 5 floral photos... 5 floral photos... 5 floral photos...]
These random photos are, for a limited time only, featured at KKHPhotos.com as $5.00 downloads. These personal use downloads are usually priced at $22.00.
Row Of Daisies With Reflections On White
To find these $5.00 downloads just go to KKHPhotos.com and look for “$5 Downloads!” in the menu on the left side of your screen; or follow this link.
Thank you for all your support over the past 5 years; here’s to hoping that the next 5 years will be even better!
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Time to share another recipe–
This is one of my favorite things to do with all those tasty cucumbers.
As you can tell from the photo I’ve added a few thinly sliced strips of yellow sweet peppers to this batch. Yum!
Cucumbers and Onions
(Summertime Refrigerator Pickles)
2 large cucumbers sliced
1 large onion sliced thin
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 to 2 cups water
3 tablespoons of white sugar
1 or 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
salt and pepper
Mix cucumber and onion slices in a large bowl.
Mix vinegar, water, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper in another bowl.
Stir to dissolve sugar.
Pour over cucumbers and onions.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Overnight is best!