Sitting Outside Under a Tree

July 8th, 2008


I’ve been spending a lot of time lately sitting under the trees in my backyard. The weather has been perfect – the breeze is blowing; the sun is shinning. Spending time with friends in the shade of our Magnolia tree, I’ve watched as birds have come and gone, sampling sunflower seeds and dining on Nyjer.

Looking up through the canopy at the waiting birds, who will soon swoop down to my feeder, I notice the spots on the belly of a finch. A dove and a bright male house finch dine peacefully next to each other. Strange that these birds could so easily coexist, when just yesterday I watched two female house finches fighting for dominance at my feeder.

My friends have sat under this very same Magnolia tree, with branches and vines from smaller trees dotting the sky, laughing and talking. How nice it is to spend time outside with nothing in particular to do.

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2 Responses to “Sitting Outside Under a Tree”

  1. jalynn01 on July 8, 2008 9:33 pm

    Thank you Scott for stopping by my blog and viewing my swallow babies. Looks like you have a nice blog here… I have a yard full of squirrels too and have given up on discouraging them from eating the bird seed. They are funny critters and give way to some cute antics and funny picts. Stop by anytime.

  2. Bird Feeder Scott on July 10, 2008 11:55 am

    Thanks for visiting! Yes, I do enjoy the squirrels in my yard, but I’d rather they stay out of my bird feeders. Some of my customers have been using squirrel feeders with some success. I guess if it is easier for them to find food elsewhere, they’ll leave the bird feeders alone. Some of the squirrel feeders look pretty entertaining as well!

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