Saturday, December 19, 2015

Nature's Decorations

We are always looking for wildlife when we hike.

But it's nice to notice the birds and plants along the trails too.
 

And yes, I put this pinecone in the middle of the plant just to be pretty.
 

We were hiking Halpata Tastanaki Preserve again 
 
and saw so many bluebirds and warblers.
This one is a baby. You can see the little fluffy feathers on his sides.
Take time to notice the beauty in nature this week!


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.
 Holiday Hugs!

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I just love the bluebirds, they are so pretty. The warbler is a great sighting too. Beautiful nature images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Susie said...

Diane, Great photos of the birds. I love bluebirds so much. When we first moved her we had indigo buntings come around. Then they stopped. We have had bluebirds in our little house Ted made just for them. But there's short time for them to arrive in March and the wrens take over the house before the bluebirds get here. Blessings to you for a great weekend and calm week . xoxo,Susie

Mildred said...

Pretty pictures, Diane. I see those fluffy little feathers on the baby.

Patsy said...

What beautiful Birds, thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely birds on your hike, our winter resident birds are around the feeders frequently.

cucki said...

Very sweet little fellow..I love her so much.
Nature is so beautiful x

ann said...

I am so glad to see the song birds in Florida, for in the summer when they migrate here, they seem to be more scarce. I always enjoy your bird photos. Merry Christmas, Diane.

Catherine Holman said...

I love bluebirds! Merry Christmas hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

I am always so thrilled to see a bluebird! We used to have more of them. I remember going outside one day and several of them were congregated on our rail fence, evidently getting ready to migrate south. I love the bird photos, Diane. We're so blessed with sweet and beautiful wildlife.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful birds - seems the birds in Florida are tamer - or else you are faster with the camera - or maybe there are just so many birds that you get good pictures - I love the blue birds - and the warblers are so sweet. Happy weekend!! Hey - I think I'm getting a new doll for christmas - a big box came from our son and DIL in WV - and from the label on the box I think it is a doll. I'm a sneaky detective.

handmade by amalia said...

These are pretty birds, Diane. We have a lot of birds flying over just now, migrating for the winter, it is lovely to see them.
Amalia
xo

Anni said...

Fantastic captures. Sweet bluebird images.

We too go out on nature hikes...birding mostly. lol

Thank you so much for adding your link to I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend for us to view your post!!! Wonderful.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely blue birds!!
Trying to figure out where you are - Fla or the mountains --- last photo told the tell --- the spanish moss in the Live oak!!
Wonderful bird shots!!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hello Diane!
Nature is so beautiful!
I love looking at birds even when I don't know their names because they are so colourful and diverse. Keep having fun and take good care of yourself, your husband and all your loved ones.
Arlette

BeachGypsy said...

Oh my gosh that bird is just gorgeous! ! Such a brilliant color! Did this hike get yall to your goal yet?

Gina said...

The shade of blue is lovely in that bird! A beautiful nature walk! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I love the Bluebirds, so so beautiful!!!! Blessings Francine.

Marie C said...

Gorgeous sightings!

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful Pictures. Thanks for sharing, Diane!

Sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas, and much health and happiness for 2016.

Gaby xo

Laura Rhodes said...

Just love your little birdies!! Hope there are no cats nearby!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!
hugs,
Cindy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bluebirds! Love them... What a pretty hike. I can't wait until we get settled in again and can get out in nature again!

Sam I Am...... said...

I love Bluebirds and I am going to make a concerted effort to attract them when I move North again. Beautiful photos!