Thursday, August 6, 2009

Goldfinches are so cute!


Last night John and I took Teddy for a really long walk. When we got back we put him in the house and then set out in the middle courtyard of our community. There are alot of coneflowers and cattails. The coneflowers are in the courtyard part where there are park benches and the cattails are down in the middle areas on either side-kind of sunken garden like. John and I set out there for about an hour just watching 4-6 goldfinches stripping the coneflowers of their seeds. The males were getting super agressive and the females were daintily picking the seeds out and slowing eating them. The picture above wasn't one I took.

5 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love the goldfinches too. I was at Lowes the other evening and they had sunflowers for sale. Goldfinches were pulling the seeds out of the sunflowers right there on the sale tables;)
Marnie

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love goldfinches! They are just stunning! I know that you had such fun watching them!:) Lori

JC said...

I've had several visit my feeders. They come in sets of 4 or 5 ... and, I think some are little ones

Vickie said...

I love watching them, too. We have some in our veggie garden snacking on the cosmos seeds. They are so funny!

Brenda Leyland said...

Sherri, Thanks so much for dropping by my place on various occasions. I've not had the same opportunity over the summer to blog, so I'm missing my visits to other blogs, including yours.

I do try to catch up and see how everyone's doing briefly, but probably once the days get shorter and cooler, we'll be spending more time ablogging.

In the meantime, enjoy all the beauty in your life.... Brenda


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!