Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Exposing an IMPOSTER

Yes, you heard me right! If I don’t, who will?

But first, thanks to everyone who wished me well these past few days. Being ill takes a lot out of you, especially when you get ‘older’ but I’m feeling better every day. I’ve taken the time to get my house in better order and read a few books. I took some time today to read a lot of my favorite blogs but I decided to just read and get a little caught up. It will take me longer to write comments but I hope you’ll understand.

Now back to the task at hand…

exposing the imposter!

We looked at the live oak tree across the street and it was FULL of Cedar Waxwings.

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There were hundreds of them in the trees and in the sky!

But can you spot the imposter?

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Yes, he’s right there in the middle of the action!

A red red Robin! lol

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One more day to stay inside for me and then can I go outside and play?

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe during this frigid weather.

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Thanks again for all of your sweet comments.

What a sweet bunch of girlfriends I have!

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Are there any other ‘birds’ that would like to fly to Florida right now? Come on down!

57 comments:

Stacey said...

I bet my birds would love your warmer weather but I sure would miss them. Get well friend.

Sherry said...

I haven't visited your blog in awhile so I didn't know you had been sick. I'm so glad you're better! Hope you keep improving.

I'm surprised there are no birds at our feeder this morning. I hope their little feet didn't freeze to the tree limbs last night. It's 7 degrees here this morning ~ in Alabama!

Kathy said...

Forget about the birds, how about I fly down to Florida? Well, it's a nice thought. Hope you are feeling better every day. Take care. I hear it is cold even in Florida.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Ha - funny you said that because my kids call me Bird. That's my nickname and this Bird would definitely love to fly down to Fl. right now.

Glad you're feeling better!!

Kathy said...

What a treat to catch pictures like that! I'm glad to hear you are on the mend now.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I have never seen as many birds settled in a tree.
I did see the imposter. He looks very big for a robin.
glad you are on your way to better health.
Its awful when we dont feel well.
wishing you a good day..
val xx

Musings from Kim K. said...

Take good care of yourself. Our poor birds are hiding in these nasty frigid temps. We filled the feeders before the storms started, but everything looks pretty frozen now.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Take good care of yourself. Our poor birds are hiding in these nasty frigid temps. We filled the feeders before the storms started, but everything looks pretty frozen now.

Pamela Gordon said...

I hear it's a bit chilly down there right now. What a large flock of cedar waxwings. They are so pretty aren't they? And look at that robin joining them. I'm happy that you are feeling better now. Take care. Hugs, Pam

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

So many pretty birdies. It's cold up in these mountains, and I love the snow.
But I will do my happy dance when spring arrives.

You take good care of yourself, drink lots of water and rest.

Hugs
Prudence ♥

Am I one of your girlfriends too?

Jennifer Gail said...

We have went from one day being 54 to 6- poor birds are confused. Get well

Diane said...

I'll be right there-- weather here is "frightful!"

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a wonderful flock of cedar waxwings ... and a cute robin. I'd love to flee to Florida right now with wind chill temperatures around -35 Celsius ... only problem .. all the flights were cancelled out of the main airport due to white out conditions from the snow and wind.

Denise said...

So sorry You've been ill.I'm hopping today will find You MUCH better.I so enjoyed the tree full of birds.I love birds,fun and enchanting.I have a certain small tree next to Our spa I call the "bird tree".It's always full of different varieties of birds.I think it's because of the moist warmth of the spa.

Christine said...

Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery.
Take care and I'm sure you'll be out to play again very soon!!!

Inger said...

I'm sorry that you have been sick, but glad you are on the way to recover fully. I loved these pictures, wonderful captures of life in bird land.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I've always adored seeing those birds on other blogs...and once or twice this fall I did see some hanging out in the giant larch trees in the fields...what a joy.

Jen

ann said...

Oh how I'd love to see cedar waxwings in the yard. We do have them here in the summer, but not in our yard. You can tell them that we are a bird friendly summer destination. Florida does sound good--warm. We do have cold and snow, but like those east of us. We are looking forward to the warming trend this week end--45 degrees. A real heat wave.

Susan said...

I'm sorry you've been ill; it's the worse. I love the Robin letting us know that Spring will not skip her turn this year! XOXO

Barbara F. said...

Diane, that tree is amazing! I love the robin, he must have high tailed it outta here! glad you are feeling better. xo

Vee said...

What an amazing kaffeeklatsch those birds are having! Love the imposter. Thank you for the invitation. If we all take you up on it, you're going to be very busy. Buy coffee! We'll have us a klatsch. (So glad that you are on the mend.)

Debby said...

I didn't know you were sick. it has been a busy couple of weeks. Glad you are feeling better and hope it wasn't anything too serious. Your birds are much prettier than our buzzards that hang out here in the winter. In our trees sometimes in the hundreds. This super cold has taken them away....thank goodness. Not for the cold but for them being gone. It is really really cold here in Ohio. Other places have it a lot worse. Our pump has frozen and we don't have water.....and can't flush. Not good. Stay well and warm.

TexWisGirl said...

that gave me a big smile. :D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Glad you are feeling better. I'm loving the bird pics! It is so cold here today I am just staying inside and reading and checking blog posts!
Take care Sis!

Linda

Jane and Chris said...

Please send the robin..they bring spring with them!
Jane xx

Montanagirl said...

Great photos! Our weather's been pretty frigid too. I hope husby and I can get over this whatever it is we have - soon!!

Montanagirl said...

Great photos! Our weather's been pretty frigid too. I hope husby and I can get over this whatever it is we have - soon!!

annie said...

glad you are improving, hope by now all will be well! love the bird photos!

Low Tide High Style said...

I hope you continue to feel better and I guess that Robin was looking for some new friends!

xo Kat

Olive said...

I would love to be in Florida. My heater cannot keep up with these temps in the teens. I hope you get to 100% soon.

Olive said...

I would love to be in Florida. My heater cannot keep up with these temps in the teens. I hope you get to 100% soon.

simply bev said...

People are seeing flocks of the cedar waxwings here in NC too and I keep missing out. I'm jealous!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Love all the cute birds in the trees and how pretty the Red Robin is.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

hugs
Carolyn

Doreen@househoneys said...

Yes, you DO have sweet friends, and I daresay I'm the sweetest ;).

Being sick is the pits, but glad you're on the mend and back in action.

Art @ Home said...

That Red Robin….he's such a poser! ;P

koralee said...

Sorry to hear you have been so sick...hope you are feeling a lot better now.
What amazing birds...I have never seen them before..so tropical looking...it must have been such a sight. Happy New Year to you my friend. oxx

cynthia lee designs said...

Glad you are feeling better.
I didn't see any birds here when the bitter below zero temperatures came in. Maybe they all went south to visit you.
hugs,
Cindy

xinex said...

Wow! That's a lot of birds! Beautiful pictures!...Christine

Trace4J said...

SO cool.
Your still in my prayers.
Woolie Get Well Hugs

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Amazing that you spotted him..fun post! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

All the birds really did fly south for the winter. Happy to hear you're feeling better:-)

Barb said...

Sorry to hear you have been sick. It was bad here too. Hopefully we are all on the mend.
Scrolled to see what I have been missing and you photos are fabulous!
Love the birds!
Enjoy your day Diane,
Barb

September Violets said...

Lucky you to have such a huge flock of cedar waxwings ... love these pretty birds, but we only see them here occasionally. They do like my neighbour's mountain ash tree when the berries ripen! The little birds left to winter here would probably love to go south for winter ... but I'm afraid they'd never return!
Wendy x

PixieVintage said...

I am so sorry that you were not feeling well, and I hope you are getting better! I always love bird pictures, and I miss the Robins when they leave for the winter. I am always so happy to see the first one in the Spring.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Diane I am so sorry that you haven't felt well but sure glad to hear that you are doing better! That is so cool that you spotted the imposter!

LBP said...

Hope you will continue to improve rapidly. If I could grow some wings I would be standing on your doorstep right now! Freezing in Virginia!

Blessings

Linda

Linda R said...

WOW!! That really is a site to see. Glad to hear you are feeling better my friend..

Hugs~

lilraggedyangie said...

O Diane I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well will keep you in my prayers ...would love to fly your way it's been so miserable here in Ohio...Love the birds ...Hugs lil raggedy

Beth Edwards said...

sorry to hear you are not feeling well. i have been getting over something too. the hubby brought it home one day & we both are still struggling to get over whatever it is. we have become very fond of tissues with lotion. ha. ha!! ( :

take care.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The birds almost look like a candelabra.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
That red robin sure looks pretty among all those other birds. You know, one of my favorite things to do is bird watching, and my beloved bird is the hummingbird. Please tell me if you ever see one, won't you?

I hope the new year is treating you well.

Love,
~Sheri

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great shot of those birdies! That robin is just precious!
Take care of you and get well soon.

20 North Ora said...

I'm about ready to fly anywhere that is warm and not covered in ice and snow!

Judy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It sounds toast and nice where you are. We are in the 70's during the day. It's been lovely. Our blogger friends are really going through some freezing times.
We are so lucky to not be freezing!
I had to laugh at your imposter..
He is really pretty and stands out. How can you miss him?
Hope you are ok.
Happy New Year..
Big hugs,
Mona

Donna said...

LOL, I'm staying put in my beloved TN. It will be near 60 in the next day or so. It never stays cold here for long. And I'm glad that you are starting to feel better!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Do get things warmed up Diane, we leave the end of the month to spend February in Florida. You'll spot me right away - a Canadian in shorts while the Floridians are wrapped up in coats! LOL
Judith

NanaDiana said...

LOL- He stands out like a redhead in a crowd of blonds! xo Diana