Sunday, July 17, 2011

Backyard bathing beauties

Headline News!
Paparazzi captures bathing beauty stars in backyard!











And
as an added bonus
Carmen Chipmunk
with her cute little butt!



Hope you are having a swell Sunday
staying cool and out of the heat!


52 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, how fortunate your are!! We have our residents who normally use our birdbath, but today they're getting a very loooooooong shower! It's been raining since yesterday morning starting with only a drizzle and right now a good, steady rain. Earlier, we had a house finch come up and land on the anchor bolts for the hurricane shutters. Just a screw anchored into the brick of the house, so he was just perched up there and preening. Was gonna get a picture but, of course, he left before I could get back with the camera.

texwisgirl said...

i was all enjoying the color and beauty (and sweet feathers on the head of the catbird), then BAM! chippy butt!!! OMG!!! PRECIOUS!!!

Sylvia K said...

I love your bathing beauties!! And what a delightful post for the day! I do envy you your sunlight and warmth!! It's 57 gray and raining here in Seattle!! But what a ray of sunlight and smiles these bring!! Thanks!! Hope your day is going well, Reena!

Sylvia

Snappy Di said...

OMG... check out that cute little butt!!!! HA. Who knew a chipmunk rear end could be so adorable??

DI

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love these photos. Our 'bathing beauties' have visited a few times but since all the rain not as much.

Joe said...

Wow. It looks like everyone likes your birdbath. Even the chipmunk gate crasher :).

Andrew said...

You have some wonderful wildlife Reena I love the liitle Chipmunk and the little bird in the second image is so colourful.
A lovely post...
ps my Mum is called Rena

Jill said...

Oh my gosh...each picture more endearing than the last and then WHAM..that adorable little chipmunk butt. I love it!

Jenny Woolf said...

What a great collection of bird pictures. I love the first and the last, too - the first, because it captures the energy of birds bathing, and the last because it rounds off the set of photos.

Michaele said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. I will certainly be following!

olivia said...

love the chipmunk shot!

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful series. I love the little gal at the end. And, thanks for visiting my page and following.

Judy said...

I was scrolling along....that is so awesome! Cracked me up!

Jane said...

You have some very beautiful birds visiting your garden and your photos are fabulous!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I never thought that a chipmunk would have a cute butt...show off!!! :-)

Cedar said...

Do you LIVE in a nature preserve? So many different types of birds and a chipmunk! Wonderful captures!

CherryPie said...

They are all so delightful :-) I envy your garden views :-)

bon bon said...

boy, that really is the spot to be this summer!

Friko said...

absolutely delightful, everyone of them.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful captures! They are all so beautiful!

Melodie said...

Wonderful shots!I would like to find a pool like that for myself to cool off a little!

Deanna (Snippets from Springdale) said...

Who would have thought that one small container of water could bring such delight!!

Barbara said...

boy, talk about diversity in that pool! great shots!! that's obviously the 'hot' spot in the neighborhood!

Anne U said...

Great photos, really like those blue-colored birds, very pretty.

urban muser said...

these are such great shots! love the chipmunk.

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ so many cute little birds and critters here today! Looks like they are all enjoying their bath. It's hot here today. A cool dip in a pool would be wonderful!!

xo Catherine

Pat said...

Such cute bathing beauties and Carmen wraps up this series so well!

T. Becque said...

Gosh you got some pretty birds visiting your yard!

Brian said...

Love the pictures...looks like our backyard with the bird bath!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My hubby stood behind my chair to see these bathing beauties! We haven't seen that solid bluebird! I wonder what it is! And the chipmunk photo is priceless! SO CUTE! Have you ever seen the movie, Enchanted? It's one of my favorites! And the chipmunk in the movie is adorable! ♥

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Reena, you have quite the variety of birds!! I'm just amazed at all the beautiful colors that come to visit you. Lucky girl!

beth said...

i have to admit....that chipmunk butt is the best photo so far this summer...oh my days, that is just soooo dang cute !

forgetmenot said...

Wow! You had quite the "parade" troop through your yard. Great shots of such a variety of birds (plus chipmunk). Such fun to sit and watch them. Have a great week. Mickie :)

Ann said...

That's some variety you have there. Love the goldfinch, they're one of my favorites. All beautiful shots. You must have first rate accommodations there to have so many guests :)
The chipmunk shot is adorable.
I just realized I haven't clicked on your follow button yet so I'm going to go do that right now :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It's great you have a good view of the bird bath!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I just have to ask, what's in that water? :) Fabulous photos. Can't believe the variety of birds. :)

faye said...

I want that chipmunk !!!

mick said...

Beautiful 'bathing beauties'! If they all splash as much as the one in the first photo then you would have to keep replacing the water.

holdingmoments said...

What a lovely selection of birds; and then suddenly that chipmunk, great. :-)

stella said...

Nature is always beautiful.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Reena, your photos are exquisite. So glad you stopped by so that I could find my way here. blessings ~tanna

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That first picture made me smile! They must so enjoy the break from the heat!

Daryl said...

thunderous applause for all of the swim team .. and I was happy that one little robin didnt fly off while I was focusing .. hah

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

Too cuuuute! =)

Liz said...

wow these are great. Too cute with the last shot.

Dyche Designs said...

Fun shots, love these.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos of beautiful birds, BUT THAT DARN CHIPMUNK IS JUST ABOUT THE CUTEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN. My whole family agrees with me!
I'm loving your blog and just signed on...

Shaor said...

I love your 'backyard trouble maker' in fact I love them all. Thanks for my good laugh of the day.

Country Girl said...

Oh, these are wonderful! Fun fun fun ~

Anonymous said...

What is the bird in the 3rd picture down...the big blue one?

missing moments said...

to Anonymous ... I didn't have your email to respond so hope you stop back for your answer. That bird is a Catbird and it's true color is not blue but more grey. Occasionally there may be a blue haze but in this instance the reflection of the blue bowl and some of my editing caused the blue effect on him.
The photo right after him is a juvenile catbird.

Anonymous said...

Okay, thank so much for satisfying my curiosity! I do appreciate it.