Friday, April 15, 2011

Flowers are starting to bloom...

Callie Sunrise--colors so much more beautiful in person

Callie Calibrachoa

Double Impatiens -- like little roses

My friend Barbara gave me a Rex Begonia start and I picked up a grasstype plant on a walkway

Water cans always at the ready --- no rain in weeks

Leaf weavings drying in the sun

And these fellas are a few houses down devouring some dead critter. Anyone know what they are? buzzards? vultures?

They are huge and fly over the houses and land on the roof.
Love watching all the plants and flowers grow during this time of year.

8 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Good to see that spring is here for you. We are heading into winter over here - hugs Nat

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

They're Vultures. They look like Black Vultures, except usually they have black faces. But they definitely look like Vultures. I didn't look it up, but I'm sure there are sub species. I love your leaf weavings! What a cool way to make some art for the deck! Thanks for posting your pics!!!! And the spring color is wonderful!

;~) Debi

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Okay, I just googled vulture and they are Juvenile Turkey Vulture. When they are older their heads will be red in color. They are said to be beautiful on the wing.

;~) Debi

Terri said...

Your begonia cuttings are called Angelwing begonias here in the U.S. Love the "hairy" undersides of the leaves and the stems... usually red colored. What is your grassy bit? I'm more into plants than birds or animals... and my hubby the opposite. I guess they do attract.

woman with wings said...

Love the pictures of the vultures -- I've never seen a vulture. A couple of times we've had turkeys wobble down the street and these remind me of them -- so what Debi says, Juvenile Turkey Vulture, sure fits.

Your Callies are lovely, blooming their hearts out already, I love them.

Hope you show the drying process of the weavings!

karen said...

your flowers are beautiful...can't help with the birds I'm afraid but if pushed I would say vultures.

Chris Daly said...

Definitely juvenile turkey vultures. They spend their summers near our home in Wisconsin. The just arrived back in Wisconsin about 3 weeks ago.

Cozy Knitting said...

Vultures have a definite purpose in nature to remove waste material. Try to watch for them at sunrise. They face the sun, open their wings to dry them, and it appears to be a salutation to the sun. It is quite lovely! It is really wonderful if you can find a nesting sight that has several birds doing their salutation at sunrise.

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