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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Serene Scenery Sunday

Tail wags, dear readers!  It's me, Stormy, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  I have lots of lovely photos to help you find that inner Zim calm, so let's get right to them!

The other morning, Mom and I came outside to find a gloomy, blah day. But as we looked around, we saw these tiny, beautiful splashes of yellow in the trees! Look:

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Four and twenty Waxwings...

Aren't they lovely? The ornamental fruit trees were filled with Cedar Waxwings, stopping by to have a snack!

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Don't they look sweet?!? They were across the street in our neighbors' tree - then they came into our next-door neighbors' tree. I thought we should go have a closer look!

Mom said we needed to approach slowly and quietly. I did my best to accommodate:

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Me, tip-toeing over to see the birdies!

Here are some of the shots we got:

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I love how yellow the tip of his tail is!  And check out this next guy:

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He has a mask like us Siberians do!

This guy on the right's snarfing down one of those fruits:

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Dave gets told, "NononoDAVIDno!!!" when he tries to do that.  (Even though our tree is gone - click here for the story - our neighbors have plenty of fruit-dropping trees.)

I was happy to walk around under the trees while Mom shot her pix ... and then ...

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"Look out below!!!"

...then I thought it would behoove us to move along.

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"Come on, Mom, let's move over a bit!"

It's been a while since we've shared one of our sunsets with you - so here's a look at our Friday evening skyline:

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Sunset over the Flint Hills

Gorgeous, isn't it? I hope you feel nice and serene now!

Tail wags,


  1. Same thing happens here. The birds get all the fruits and I just get MANGONO!


  2. What pretty birds! Thanks for sharing!


  3. Pretty birds! Love the little yellow tip on their tails!

    Good thing you moved out of the way and didnt get pooped on! :)

  4. oh those birds are so pretty. We had a flock of them here by the house. Two men arrived in a car outside, and Jeannie wondered what they were doing, as they got out, and began taking photos of our house!!

    Of course my J was at first very cross, and she opened the top bedroom window and yelled at them,"what do you think you are doing? Taking photos of my house, this is a private residence!", of course the men apologised, but it wasn't the house, it was the Waxwings in the trees they wanted pics of!! And of course by yelling at them, the Waxwings flew off!! Spoiling the photo. Well, she is scary when riled I guess.

    Lovely, lovely skilled photos of the Waxwings, your Mama is vey clever. Lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxxx

    And Stormy you are looking good too!

  5. Those sure are some pretty photos and birds. The only birds we see around our house are just those big black birds. :(

  6. We enjoyed your serene Kansas scenery! The birds are very pretty. Your mom was brave to get underneath one! We like the sunset too. Happy Sunday to all of you!

  7. Beautiful birdies
    Benny & Lily

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics! Did I say I loved them? Well, I do! Beautiful!

  9. Gorgeous birdies! Definitely serene!

    What a pretty sunset too. I wish we had such a nice view from our house.


  10. The only fruit trees we have are lemon, lime and orange and none of them are very tasty to me.


  11. Love your tip-toeing picture.

  12. Ahh..i feel the serenity!


  13. Those cute little masked birds are so charming! Thanks fur the serenity, lovely post.

    jack & moo

  14. Stormy!
    Of course I feel serene now!
    The birdies there are soo beautiful!
    Happy Sunday to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. I really liked seeing those little birdies. They look very sweet!

  16. Your Waxwings are so beautiful! We love their little masks. What great pictures!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. All of your photos left us breathless. First, because the birds in our neighborhood are all brown, except the grey pigeons in the park. (If mom and dad drive further south about three hours down we get more colorful birds. Now why can't they fly three hours further north?)

    Second, because you got skills!

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  18. w00fs, birdies everywhere..we seed some blackbirdies in our yard the other day..they was playing in the leaves...

    b safe,

  19. That's a lovely Serene Scenery Sunday post from Storms, for lots of reasons.

    Pippa xx