Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lunch Upon a Time

Today, as we 'lunched', my DH suddenly sucked in his breath and asked very quietly and rapidly what bird that was outside our dining room window picking at the branches of a tree. I had time to run for the birdbook and camera. This pair of Pine Grosbeaks is having a feast of berries or seeds. Below is the male. This is the female of the pair. As I look out now into the tree there are several more joining the first two. We've never seen them here before, so the feasting of our eyes is truly a lunch upon a time for us!
The other morning, as the sun rose I was treated to this glorious sunrise and sparkling on the dew of the branches. We are truly blessed to live in God's country!

Today is was 5 degrees when I arose from my bed; there was about 3 inches of snow on the gound; and now the sun sparkles on the dry flakes making it look like a fairyland with those Grosbeaks in this very tree.


Connie said...

Great looking birds, especially the colorful male. We have only seen them once here...many years ago when the kids were still at home.

Isn't this cold weather something? I've been too sick to get out and do much anyway, but hoping for some warmer days soon.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wow, that's cold! Such pretty pictures, too.

Margy said...

lovely. I've never seen this kind. they must not come around my way. How fun to have them visiting you.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Those such beautiful birds. You take great pictures!

Rachel said...

Missing your posts! Do you have anything peeking up in your garden that you can show us? Of course, when it snows every other day, that's a tall order!

Aminta said...

Beautiful birdies! ;) Amazing that you could catch them before they flew off.
LOVED seeing you in Creme Cafe today! I do enjoy my time chatting away with you. :)
Looking forward to the next time!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful sighting ~ I've never seen them in my yard either (in Colorado). I'll have to look them up and see if they are found here or not. I agree that's a great lunch treat.