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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Azaleas and Spring Critters...

HOW could you ever not like Spring? A new beginning for everything!  Don't you wish we could renew our bodies in the Spring like Nature does? Ha!
 Red-Bellied Woodpecker on the Suet.  This is a male, so beautiful!

And here is our little friend, the squirrel.  We have never named her/him? And we really should as she is the only one that is extrememly friendly. She comes when my daughter calls to her and if my daughter is typing in the window, this one climbs the trellis and stares at her until she gets her peanut in the shell treat!  You will remember that she took over the birdhouse by chewing the opening until it was large enough to get inside.

She loves getting in here out of the rain and runs right for the shelter of the little house.  But this week she was very lazy enjoying the sun and hanging out in the door way becoming so drowsy, she finally laid down with droopy eyes and gave in to sleep-ha!
She has pine straw inside for a nice soft mattress to lie on.  Birds still take a peek inside when she is not in there but they do not take up house-keeping.  We hope you enjoy our backyard critters as much as we do!

This was taken a few years ago on one of our country road searches for Wisteria Vine.  It was in the Spring and this abandoned building was just covered with the beautiful lavender blooms.   A painting in the making....


Everywhere we look, there are pink blossoms now!  So beautiful!
Our side yard Azalea bushes are spilling over with blooms now as you can see.
I took these last 3 pictures just as the sun went down Thursday evening.  This is the back side yard looking towards the lake.  It really makes me want to paint seeing the graceful tree trunks and the vivid colors of Spring Greens and Pinks!

Thanks for visiting today and do visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Saturday posts.

13 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Very awe inspiring Kerrie loved every picture and word written.

Yvonne.

Jennifer said...

Your yard is a beautiful haven, Kerrie! Those azaleas especially. And your little squirrel reminds me of ours. We have three little brothers and sisters that we feed peanuts, so of course they come around all the time!

Dru said...

I enjoyed your post so much - that sweet little squirrel and the beautiful wisteria. Thanks so much for visiting and brightening my day. Happy Pink Saturday to you!

stefanie said...

soooo pretty!

Ginny said...

Beautiful azaleas, and what a haunting picture of the wisteria covered building, that's one not soon to be forgotten. The squirrel pictures are priceless, I love them!! For some reason, the words squirrel and sleep just don't seem right in the same sentence, but you have made it fit!

Marydon said...

My precious Kerrie ... I love the florals, they are awesome, but that squirrel is precious! Your yard is such a warm inviting place for all to enjoy ... human & critters.

Take a peek today at my share ...

Hope Bill is doing better ...
Hugs of love to you both ~
Marydon

♥ Miss Tea said...

lovely spring photos, the squirrel is soo cutee, i used to have them as pets, they're just adorable! lovely pink flowers too, thanks for sharing and visiting my blog, Have a great weekend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your squirrel is too fun! Yep, you should name her:@)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Look how cute that little squirrel is! Peek a boo! Your flowers are so pretty too! Happy Pink Saturday!

NanE said...

Greeting from a fellow South Carolinian! I love the pictures of the little squirrel! I don't mind them, I think they are fun to watch but hubby hates them! Happy PINK Saturday (a day late) Nan

pattas said...

What beautiful colours in your garden :)) the little critters are so lovely what a thrill to have a squirrel at your window.
Thankyou for sharing with us..

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kerrie.

Your lawn looks so pretty. Our azaleas are blooming now, too, and they look wonderful. I keep going to gaze at them.

I remember the first time I saw wisteria. Isn't it exquisite?! And, the fragrance makes me swoon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kerrie, Great pictures of your Red-bellied. We have them also...

You are much nicer to your squirrels than we are. We try to get rid of ours since they dig in our flowerbeds and potted plants. Wish I could send them ALL to you since we have so many!!!!! ha

Love your Azaleas. Ours haven't even though about blooming yet.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy