Thursday, August 4, 2011

Here Comes the Sun..Flowers

In the beginning was the sunflower..Floristan by name
I have been lucky this year, a pair of Goldfinches have been here since Spring, partaking of the Nyjer seed proffered, but they have been waiting for the sunflowers and Echinacea. If I work for awhile in the garden, they let me get quite near them on the feeder..but yellow-dart away if I try to approach when they are foraging among the flowers.

One morning tho', as the sun was beginning to rise above the tall pines surrounding my yard (Pinus Rigida..Long Island Pine Barren's native) I was not noticed on the deck above.

I had seen the seed hulls, now here was the culprit

Who? Me?

Is that the sun?
A few more seeds..
Time to head for the shade

Right here on the nearest Echinacea

These will be ripe in a few weeks..

 I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay“Afternoon on a Hill”


  1. Hi all! All old blog posts gone, as I deleted Picassa albums in Google+ which deleted all blog pictures..New beginnings..

  2. beautiful photos. we had a few gold finches at the feeder this year but i never really got a good photo of them.

  3. Always nice to see the Goldfinches show up, especially on the sunflowers as opposed to the feeder. Very nice post!

  4. What a fun walk with the birdy! and I LOVE the artsy sunflower photo. Sorry to see your prior posts go.

  5. How did I miss this post? Your goldfinch photos are exquisite! Love the post and those pretty birds!

  6. Real Bummer about the old photos and blog posts. Someone else mentioned that happened to them..I would cry forever..ha
    I love this series!

  7. so sorry about the photos...that's awful....these photos are amazing...I love the finch photos and the story ....naughty little fellow....isn't it funny how we get so drawn in by their antics and their have to admire them...I had a backporch feeder...I ended up watching them as much as the cats....;-)