Home & Garden: Peek a Boo

posted in: Birds, Embroidery, The Garden 2023 | 12

I love the garden at this time of year, so many shades of green (my favourite colour) and growth happens almost as you are watching. And just like that the weather is gorgeous.

I love peeking around the garden with my camera and capturing what is happening with the birds, the critters, and the plants.

Peeking into the robin nest to see two eggs in the baker’s rack nest on May 6, 2023.

May 6, 2023, robin eggs in the nest at craftygardener.ca
May 6, 2023.

And then again on May 12, 2023 to see one egg has hatched. The photos aren’t the clearest as I have to be quick taking the photos while the robin is off the nest for a few minutes.

a robin's nest on the baker's rack at craftygardener.ca
May 12, 2023

Peek a boo … I see you! The grosbeaks returned on May 11, 2023.

grosbeaks at craftygardener.ca May 2023

Lovely to see them return to the garden.

grosbeaks at craftygardener.ca May 2023

I think that Chippy was peeking at me from the tall grass.

the chipmunk at craftygardener.ca

The orioles are back enjoying the feeder and we enjoy their lovely song.

orioles at craftygardener.ca

And then the hummer came along, kept his back to the camera, didn’t even peek at me, and enjoyed the oriole feeder too.

hummingbirds at craftygardener.ca

Check out Saturday’s Critters and see lots more wonderful wildlife photos.

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Find a yummy recipe to cook.

How about a delicious chocolate chip cookie while you watch and listen to the birds in the garden?

making gluten free chocolate chip at craftygardener.ca

I haven’t done a lot of stitching this week, as I’ve spent as much time as possible in the garden. I did get the lazy daisy on the flowers done, and started the outline on the house. The stitch along has finished so I will need to catch up. There is so much to do in the garden at this time of the year but hopefully next week will give me time to sit and stitch in the gazebo.

Home Sweet Home embroidery at craftygardener.ca

I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.

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hosta in the garden at craftygardener.ca

The hosta have gone from just poking through the ground to ready to unfurl the leaves on the Big Blue variety by the shed.

the shady tree garden at craftygardener.ca

The ferns have gone from fiddleheads to fronds in just a few days.

wild columbine at craftygardener.ca

Wild columbine are lush and just about ready to bloom.

Bleeding hearts are putting on a lovely show. The new header this week shows the lilacs that are out in bloom. So fragrant when you step out onto the deck.

I hope the weather has been lovely for you this week if you are in a part of the world moving into spring. Thanks for visiting. Comments are most appreciated, don’t forget to let me know where you live.

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12 Responses

  1. mae

    You are attracting great birds to your feeders!
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …Linda, spring sure has sprung in your neck of the woods. The chipmunk is a cutie, I’ve only seen one this spring.

  3. Yogi

    You have it all going in your garden. Lots of plants (I love hostas, they do well here in Tulsa) and lots of birds most of which I swear we do not get.

    And a bonus, your stitching.

  4. Lavender Dreams

    I saw my first hummingbird this week. How neat to get photos of so many beautiful birds. Your cookies look good too….save me one! Hugs, Diane

  5. Ivani

    Gorgeous birds on your garden!!! Love their song.
    The chocolate chip cookies looksdelicious, thanks for the receipe.
    Another cute embroidery on the progress.

  6. Debbie

    what a lovely place you have here…perhaps i have been here before but i need to add you to the blogs i follow!! birding, sewing, baking…all of the things i love!!

    the oriole brought back sweet memories. i had one, but only once, in my yard, at my feeders. it stayed all winter and we took very good care of it. it would watch us put out food for it…then swoop in when we were barely gone. then one day, it was gone!! just like that and i have missed it ever since!!

    the cookies look delicious!!

  7. Jenny Benton

    So nice to see the birds, especially the brand new one, and the flowers in your garden. Spring has certainly arrived in your part of the world.

  8. Kim

    How pretty your garden is. There is so much to enjoy. Your embroidered garden is looking as lovely as the natural one that surrounds you.

  9. CathieJ

    Did you miss one of the lazy daisy’s anchoring stitches on the right hand yellow flower? Just wondering. Your embroidery looks very pretty. I love the variety of stitches. Speaking of variety, you have many colorful birds visiting your garden. I love the photos of the robin’s nest. Your garden is looking great also.

  10. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts

    Beautiful photos of the birds in your yard, Linda! We’re bird watchers, too, and have been enjoying a western tanager at our feeder the last couple days. That’s a really pretty embroidery design you’re working on!

  11. Eileen

    Your cookies look delicious! Love the Rose-breasted Grosbeak and the Oriole, they are great yard birds. The Bleeding hearts are a favorite. Lovely series of photos. Sorry, I am late commenting, catching up soon! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and the rest of the week! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment!

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