Sunday, September 25, 2011

*Jenny Wren* Mosaic Monday

We always enjoy getting back to Florida to see the birds in our feeders!DSCN7103

This year we came back to find a pretty little blue morning glory growing under the bird feeders.

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This little black capped chickadee said,

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‘Excuse ME...I’m trying to EAT here!’ heehee!

I found this sweet book at the thrift store

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and fell in love with the beautiful illustrations!

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Jenny Wren’s New House written by Kay Patton, pictures by Irma Wilde, published in 1954.

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

We’ll begin to see some unusual ‘visitors’ when birds migrate

soon! Do you still have lots of birds in your feeders?

53 comments:

Michela said...

Do you know that we do not use to put feeders for birds in our gardens? It's a shame judging by the lovely pictures I can see in Blogland!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
x

Lilybets said...

When I will have a garde I will create a big coloured Hotel for birds,I love them!

Lilybets said...

....classic wooden Hotel with a yellow balcony and red roof!

Ginger Zuck said...

Oh so sweet! Enjoy.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love your feeders! I enjoy watching the birds at the feeders too! Last winter I had about 10 bluebirds in a planter - it was awesome!

I'd also like to thank you for your kind words about my mom. She will be forever missed and kept in our hearts.

helen tilston said...

What a lovely homecoming welcome from the birds and your beautiful garden
Wishing you a beautiful week
Helenxx

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I can see why you like getting back to this!! We love to bird watch also.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post. The morning glory is pretty. I enjoy my yardbirds too. The chickadees and wrens are always a treat to watch. Great post and mosaic. Have a wonderful week.

Betsy said...

My mom always grew these morning glories in our backyard--your picture brought back some good memories! I also love the book--right up my alley--I would have grabbed this one up too!

Betsy

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a sweet homecoming! Pretty flowers, and such a sweet little chickadee!

Diane Writes said...

I fell in love with the illustrations too name mate! Have a great week ahead! :)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I love birds....bird houses...bird drawings..bird ceramic sculptures....and this post....with all of it's yummy birdyness!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I actually remember that little book from my childhood. I was so taken by the illustrations. Great post!

Pondside said...

I remember that book too - the sweet illustrations and the lovely, soft use of the colours. I loved it!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We also get so much enjoyment out of the birds in the garden. V

Lavender Cottage said...

We have quite a few regulars at our bird feeders but my favourites are the cardinals and chickadees.
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

Not many summer birds here, most have left for the winter. They will be heading your way. Sweet little book, love the pictures. Take care and have a great week.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful mosaics. We keep feeders all winter and enjoy the birds so much. During summer we feed hummingbirds. Fun to watch their antics.

podso said...

Lots of birds in our yard still, of course it's warm here in NC. We've had some unusual ones this year but I just enjoy them and never search out their names ... maybe when I'm retired! Guess you have left our fair state by now!

Vee said...

That's a sweet book and 1954 was a great year. Yes, you'll be seeing lots of visitors coming along any day now. What fun that must be!

Kim K. said...

What a sweet book. You are reminding me that our feeders are empty already. I'm guessing our naughty raccoons have full tummies again.

Lorrie said...

Those old children's stories are so sweet, and the illustrations are full of innocence.
What pretty birds you have.

Cat & Cricket said...

I wish I was getting back down to Florida!
Love the book!
Have a great week!
Smiles~
Cat

Joanne said...

I finally gave up on the bird feeder when I saw how chubby the squirrels were getting!
Blessings, Joanne

koralee said...

I too love to watch the birds my friend...we have some pretty little ones around here...adorable book. xoxo

M.Kate said...

Beautiful mosaic monday. We have lots of birds coming over, we also have a pair of parakeets -- noisiest birds ever! Hope you have a fab weekend my dear...hugs/MK

Jann Olson said...

Love that book. Wonder if you can find it on line anywhere? The issustrations are so cute. I had the prettiest bluebird (quite large) eating seeds from one of my sunflowers this morning. By the time I ran to grab the camera he was flying away. Darn, isn't that just how it goes?

cynthia lee designs said...

I wish we could still feed the birds around our home, but we stopped when a little chipmunk kept getting stuck inside the feeders. We still have the bird bath out for them though.
Have a great week.
hugs,
Cindy

Teagarden said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing! I love feeding the birds!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Della said...

We have a Mockingbird family that calls our place home, and they hang out near the blue morning glory. Birds are great for sharing seeds and growing plants. You never know what may pop up!

Sweet book!

Snap said...

I love having birds at the feeder. Always so entertaining. I love children's books .... the older the better! Looks like you found a winner!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a sweet post! You always come up with the most unique ideas for Mosaic Monday!

Ruth Welter said...

Enjoy your lovely birdfeeders LD...and your beautiful fall weather in Florida.

ruth

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The only bird feeder I have out is for the hummingbirds and they are very active right now. I don't usually put out other bird feeders until it gets a little cooler. I love your cute little "Jenny Wren" book!!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

How sweet! And I adore those images from the book too! I have 2 birdhouses in the back yard and just love hearing them sing me good morning :)!

Enjoy!

Hugs, Cyn xo

Dianne said...

What a cute book! We didn't put up bird feeders when we moved in to this house... too many cats around. But we have had some very cool winged visitors in the trees out back.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love these images and that little book really does have such lovely images. Truly from "my" generation! :-) Have a beautiful week!!!

inotherwordsandpictures said...

I enjoy watching and listening to the sparrows. They are enjoying the last of the sun-flower seeds.What a sweet looking little book!

Danice said...

I love Morning Glories. They were my father's favorite flower, so I have planted some in my yard :)

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Diane,
I love your Morning Glory....how beautiful! We have a bird feeder, too, and I love seeing the little ones come there to feed. Am busy preparing for a trip to Houston for my son and his fiance's bridal shower. They are having a Baja theme shower for couples on Saturday. Should be fun! I will post some photos next week after the event. Today, I have added another item to my list of "favorite things" on my blog. I LOVE your little book that you have found. Have a beautiful day today my dear friend. Off to do errands.... Love ya, Kim

Cindy said...

Those pictures in the book are so sweet! I do have a lot of birds at my feeder and just yesterday there was a turkey vulture in my backyard! I almost fell off my chair, it was so huge! Unfortunately, I couldn't get a picture of it through the window. Pretty amazing, though.
Cindy

Cindy said...

Beautiful mosaic! Love feeding the birds...very sweet book!

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KAT said...

lovely morning glory..the leaf looks different than the traditional morning glory leaf. it is usually heart shaped. but Im no expert...Im into owls again I wish I could see a real on..does anyone know how to attract a screech owl to come. I heard they make owl houses. but i read that must owls do not build a nest.they use old ones from other birds

Joy said...

We love feeding the birds in the winter mostly..cute childrens book :)
Happy Monday!

Annesphamily said...

You have a beautiful blog. I have not had a garden this year since we just moved last winter so I need to get the birdhouse out for next year. Thanks for sharing Anne

Sheila said...

The book you featured brings back memories to me - one that seems so familiar or perhaps it was another by the same illustrator. We are seeing flocks of geese here and just last week there were some robins enjoying a stop on the front lawn. thanks for your visit!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The morning glory is such an unexpected pretty sight. The Jenny Wren books had the cutest stories and beautiful pictures. Thanks for reminding me of how muchI enjoyed them.-----Shannon

Betsy said...

Isn't it fun to watch the sweet little birds? The pictures in the book are adorable. I was watching the birds in the birdbath just this morning.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I remember Jenny Wren and I was born the year it was published!!!

XO
Cindy

Birgit said...

Hi there,

Sweet book! :)

Thanks for having left a comment on my blog during the One World One Heart event. Maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway (still open until October 2nd). It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

Greetings from Munich, Germany,
Birgit

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a lovely surprise! I have morning glories all around my house on trellises -- they come back year after year, even with our harsh winters they re-seed themselves. That book is just ADORABLE!

Jordan@the2seasons said...

This makes me want to go get a bird feeder. Also love the books they are so cute.