Monday, October 24, 2011

Plumpity plump ...

Pope Cardinal:  Hey House Lady, have you taken a look at some of my feathered friends lately?  I think they're overeating.  They're looking a bit plump, if you ask me.


Jack Sparrow:  Hey, who you calling plump?


Fabio Finch:  Yeh, anyway ... and who asked you?


Harry Woodpecker:  You need to mind your own business, Cardinal.


Fred Finch:  Besides, not all of us have your genes, Cardinal!  So keep your trap shut!


Johnny Sparrow:  Yeh, shutup Cardinal or the House Lady will stop filling the feeders regularly!


Tommy Titmouse:  You wouldn't do that would you House Lady?



 Me:  Well, all of you are looking a bit plump.  But maybe that's cause winter is coming and you need a bit of fat on those little bones.

Pope Cardinal:  I'm telling you, House Lady ... all they do all day long is sit on those feeders and munch away.  NO exercise, no bug hunting, just eatin' nuts and seeds.   Just sayin' .....

Me:  I'll take it under advisement, Cardinal.  Now, if you will excuse me, I think I'll just put this ice cream back.  No need for all of us to plump up through the winter!

: : :

Hope your week gets off to a plumping good start, my friends.

Until tomorrow,


~ sharing with ~

61 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, and yours, too! Thanks for ending my day with such a great laugh -- and beautiful birds!!

Sylvia

Pat Tillett said...

That was funny! Love the photos also. We just don't have any birds this colorful where I live...

justine said...

wow what a wonderful selection of beautiful birds here, such great colours, you must be so patient waiting for them.

Bob Bushell said...

Funny ha ha.

Jill said...

I take so much delight it these posts, Reena! Beautiful birds and your great humor. Perfect!

Snapper II said...

Looks like they are putting on some soft fluffy feathers for the winter. Great post.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Fattening up for winter, aren't they? It's what I do too.. :-))

Sandra said...

enjoyed the birds conversation and i must agree with the cardinal, they do look a little like ME and I am way to plump

Woody said...

I'm bummin' because my feeders are full, but no visitors and I have no idea why. I cleaned them and filled them with fresh food, hell I even put out suet. I've see one really fat sparrow (he's way beyond plump). I guess he's making up for those MIA.

I have always thought Cardinals are so very cool and majestic.

Beth said...

cute. great pics. (:

Ashley Sisk said...

LOL - another clever post.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

And they're eating healthy food! Imagine if they were having pumpkin pie and Halloween candy.

TexWisGirl said...

too cute! 'step away from the ice cream, ma'am! step away and no one will get hurt!'

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great photos and funny words! Enjoyed my visit as always!

Daryl said...

After a weekend away, which was wonderful, I need to try very hard to get back on track ...

Hilary said...

You and your feathered friends have the best conversations. ;)

bobbybegood1 said...

Silence you say? Why don't you hear all the clapping? Applause! Great one. By the way, Pathmark has Blue Bunny ice cream on sale for $2.99. So I bought the Chocolate Lovers - Triple Chocolate! Umm, yummy. I'm just saying...

Florida Farm Girl said...

Ah, so that's what happened to me.....

My bird friends have so much natural stuff to eat right now that they're pretty much ignoring our feeders. We feel rather lost without them but know they'll be back soon.

Barbara said...

I'm glad your birds are talking again!

Judy said...

What a cute post...I hope you have a plumping good start as well.

Janie said...

I love your Cardinal!!!!
Nice photos and your whimiscal humor is a delight.
I will be back to visit you very soon.

Yes, I agree with you about zoos. Animals should be free in thier own enviroment. I just couldn't resist taking some photos while I was at the zoo that day. Like I said don't think I will return there.

Shrinky said...

Oh, what wonderful guests you have over to dine! Loved the commentary (smile).

Gillian Olson said...

Beatiful bird shots, those birds are looking pretty healthy thanks to you, house lady.

hannah said...

So funny.
Haven't you got a lot of different feeding stations.

My Journey With Candida said...

Hahahahaha... Reena, you are so funny.

You also have some beautiful birds you are feeding.

Inger-M said...

Funny and cute story!

Evelyn S. said...

So much fun! And I never tire of seeing a cardinal 'in full bloom'!

Nick said...

Plump?? You sure it's not a change in the weather??

You have some really beautiful birds and these are great shots Reena!

"Thank You"!!

Linda R. said...

What a fun post.. And so many cool shots.. Thanks for the smile this morning..

Hugs, Linda

Madi and Mom said...

Critter talk is my favorite and you do it so well.

Fabio Finch cracked me up.
Pope Cardinal is stunning...my male cardinals are still in the process of getting their vibrant winter colors.

The titmouse picture with the holly tree in the background would make a beautiful greeting card.

Your bird pics are amazing.
Hugs C

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They're not plump they're just feathery ;-)

Friko said...

They should all be quiet and stop complaining.

You are the most generous house lady I know. I'm not going to tell my birds or else they'll threaten to emigrate and come to live with you.

latebloomerbuds said...

Reena, these are fantabulous! The commentary a riot!
Hugs, Margie

Fjällripan said...

Great post! and such lovely birdfriends you have :)

Ann said...

So what's the cardinal have against being plump. Round is a figure too ya know :)

Gods Little People said...

Dear shutter wizzard!
I've been missing your amazing photos. LOVE your gorgeous plump birdies - if their plumpness is anything to go by it's going to be a very harsh winter :-)) And how amazing are your birds-in-flight images from last Wednesday!!
Wishing you an enchanting week with your camera in hand!

Liza said...

Fun! They are all so pretty!

Barb said...

Oh Reena - I think I'd better start plumping up for winter just like your bird friends! (Don't tell Cardinal, though.) Fabulous captures (and dialogue).

Saun said...

Beautiful love your birds.

geetlee said...

Haha :) I loved this conversation!
Love the crystal clear shots too! The detail is out of this world!

Brian Miller said...

hehe a couple of those were rather plump but dont tell them i said so...hmm...may need to lay off the ice cream myself...smiles. cute write and pics...

ds said...

Tee hee! How nice to know you'll be keeping those birds plump (even the cardinal) through the winter...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Do they make lo-cal bird seed? :) Cute, cute, cute!

S. Etole said...

They do appear to be fully feathered!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Too funny. You are so good at this...

Michaele said...

You should write children's books - for adults too. So cute!

lisa said...

How fortunate you are to still have all of these little ones around. It has gotten quite cold here now, and all of ours have pretty much "flown the coop!"

These are great photographs Reena, and thank you for the smiles!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Well, they should be allowed to plump up- they don't get to stay in a warm house! Nice catch on the conversation.

Tammy said...

You are so funny :D

They do look well fed. The plumpness looks cute on them, though.

Thanks so much for sharing these handsome fellows.

EG Wow said...

Lucky you to have so many funny (Haha) birds visiting your feeder. :)

Steve said...

Wonderful.....love your images.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I dunno -- all those plump birds look wonderfully healthy. Maybe you should just eat the ice cream ;>) (Hey, I am really a good rationalizer -- esp. when it comes to ice cream).

Gorgeous pictures.

Owen said...

I'm surprised Jack Jay didn't fly by in his blue coat and stir things up a bit...

Oliag said...

I love those plump little birds! I think I am going to buy a few more birdfeeders for this winter!

mick said...

Great photos and your commentary made me laugh!

Debbie said...

hahaha.....fluffy!!

Kerri said...

Love this post! Your birds are beautiful! I like them plump :)

Louise said...

You still have so many birds! Mine seem all caught up in the migration process. I think my Summer residents are gone, and the migrants don't know the terrain well enough to know to stop by. It will be a while before the Winter residents check in.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, that was hilarious!
the commentary is priceless!

i love, love, love these photos.
great composition and texture in every single one of them.

i thoroughly enjoyed your post!

Pat said...

Wonderful captures and cute commentary!

Catherine said...

Now these look like some healthy and happy feathered beauties!
xo. Catherine