A cardinal hung out with the birthday flamingos.
At first the birds were avoiding our back yard like the plague. I guess the flamingos I got for my birthday looked too menacing. After tossing birdseed at the feet of the flamingos we got our first visitor. A bright red cardinal.
The quail are still wary and they walk on the opposite side of the yard — as far away from the flamingos as possible.
Here’s are other views from the week:
Sunset on a cloudy day.
I loved how the sunset reflected on the trees.
A view of snow covered hills on a morning walk in the neighborhood.
The cardinal hanging out on a rock.
Other exciting news. We got our dishwasher installed. We got the solar approved. I turned on the breakers to the solar and the house didn’t blow up. I was more than concerned about that!
I went to a lunch with a very energizing and encouraging speaker. I almost groaned when the waiters served the typical chicken lunch. But it was the best chicken banquet meal I’ve ever had. Tender, juicy and flavorful with tons of veggies. Good speaker, good lunch. I feel spoiled.
What are some of the highlights from your week so far?
All good news EA. Beautiful photos.
Are Flamingos native to Arizona? It might not be the size, it might be the color and unfamiliarity that keep the other birds away.
When I put my bird feeder out the birds stayed way. I think it takes a bit of time with anything unfamiliar. As for the size — they’re from Costco.
Beautiful photos. Perfect one with flamingos and cardinal. Always love the cardinal, you were able to get some good shots of this bird.
I am always stunned by cardinals. We don’t see them very often. I bought a new type of birdseed. I think he likes it.
That’s great. Cardinals are Indiana’s state bird. You might like this. https://www.in.gov/history/about-indiana-history-and-trivia/emblems-and-symbols/indiana-state-bird/
Thank you for sharing!
SUN! However it’s still down in the 30’s at night.
I’m glad there is sun up in WA. I’ll be visiting next week to spread my mom’s ashes with family. I’m hoping for no snow!
Thoughts for an easy week ahead. Sunny weather is forecast right now.
Thank you! 💕
I love that you made room for your birthday flamingos AND that the cardinal likes them.💕
They are out the window of the casita where I sit and write. They bring me joy. Of course the cardinal does too!
Gorgeous photos! Some nice artwork. Finished a jigsaw puzzle. My daughter is home for a few days and we have a few theater outings…
Enjoy your days with your daughter.
That’s a lot of good news! Especially about the house not blowing up. I love the sunset picture – but I’m wondering about why the cups are on the cactus?
I was holding my breath when I flipped the breakers on for the solar panels! The styrofoam cups are to protect cacti from cold temps. It’s a little insulation from freezing. They could die without them.
I was just about to ask the same question — about the cups on the cactus! I’m learning new things from you, Elizabeth! 😉
We have lived here since December 2020, so we’re learning new things too! 😊
They almost look like the real thing-the flamingos! It has been a very productive week. We are good.
It’s strange to see flamingos next to cacti, but I’m enjoying them. Here’s to a great rest of your week!
Those sunset pictures are beautiful!
Yay on good things happening this week and problems being taken care of. You can breathe a great sigh of relief!
I have had enjoyable times with my family this week. ❤
That sounds so nice to be with family. I’m glad you enjoyed the sunsets.
It is! My sisters and I had a Sister’s day. ❤
I cherish the times!
The Cardinal looks right at home with the Flamingos. Lol
They’re a good match to look at.