Thursday, April 29, 2010

Newbies!

Remember my last post telling about blue bird babies? Well here's a early pic of them. I find it interesting how they are all pointed looking out of the nest. I wonder if that is how mom/dad keeps up with who's been fed?Bless their little hearts. I think there is 5 of the little fuzz balls. This pic is about a week old and mom/dad has been feeding them like crazy. I'll try to capture a newer pic soon.Here's another newbie. I just love these flowers. I wish they would hang around all summer but unfortunately they don't like our heat.This is a new iris bloom this year. I planted these last year and when they were ready to bloom we had a hard frost which killed the blooms but not this year. Yippee!

I hope you all find some newbies in your gardens.


26 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, I'm so jealous of your Bluebird babies... Our nest is empty right now... Sniff Sniff... I'll just have to enjoy yours.

Your last Iris looks just like one of ours, named BLATANT.

Congrats... You are a Bluebird Grammy.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginger said...

Susie, the baby birds are SO CUTE!!!!!!!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

The babies are sweet. Hope the hawks don't find them.....

I like the iris. Love the two color blooms.

Darla said...

Susie, the newbie babies are so precious. What an outstanding Iris!

Daisy said...

Aw...the new little birds are so cute, Susie. It must be great fun to watch them progress each day. Your flowers are pretty too. I'm glad your iris are doing well for you this year. :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Good morning Susie, I love your newbies.
My bird family is growing up too. We have 5 in the small nest and they have grown so they are on top of each other. The Iris is stunning. I love how the yard is alive and bright during the spring, but so many of the plants can't take our heat and just vanish later on.
Hope you have a great day.
Molly

Rose said...

Awww, the little baby bluebirds look so sweet! I do love the electric blue of that centurea. I have some bachelor buttons that have much the same color, and they really stand out in the garden. Gorgeous iris! I transplanted some of mine very late, so I don't know if I'll even have any blooms this year. Your patience has paid off!

Deb said...

the baby birds are so ugly they are cute...love the Iris....

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv, luv, luv that iris!!!

I've often wondered if you put out meal worms or crickets if the mom and dad would come get them for the little ones. I'm sure they would have to be alive, but just wondering.

Roses and Lilacs said...

How wonderful, you have blue bird babies!

What a pretty iris. My whites have crowded almost everything else out.
Marnie

George said...

You got a great picture of the bluebird babies. It will be neat to keep up with them as they grow. Thanks for sharing the newbies in your garden. We're seeing newbies in ours every day and will soon be sharing them.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The baby birds are so cute, what a great pictures.
Both of your new flowers are so pretty. I love the colors of the iris.

Jen said...

Baby Bluebirds! :D yeah!
I can't wait. I hope I get to see mine outside of the box this year, last year they slipped away when I wasn't looking.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Those are the sweetest little birdies! They are even getting a little fuzz on them.

What is that first blue bloom? Lovely!

perennialgardener said...

Oh how sweet are they? :) I love that new Iris, such a striking color combo.

Marydon Ford said...

Well, Susie the iris is gorgeous! & those little fellas are adorable, I've not seen them this young before.
TY for sharing, made my day.

Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

How wonderful that you have bluebird babies in your box...but also that you were able to capture photos! I usually have bluebirds visiting my feeders all winter long, but they have never nested in my bluebird boxes. Once, a mother brought 3 babies to the feeder, when they were old enough to fly, obviously...and she proceeded to give each one, individually, a hulled sunflower seed while each of them stood, lined up, on the pole. I am still kicking myself to this day because I didn't have my camera handy, and I didn't run to get it because I wanted to watch the whole thing play out. It is a great memory, anyway;-) It'll be fun to see your bluebird babies as they get bigger!!

beckie said...

Susie, what fun to have bluebirds nesting near. We don't get to see many of them here. :( I am always amazedat how much baby birds can eat and how dilligently the parents provide for them. Good role models. :)

Those bachelor buttons are a wonderful blue in the spring-I'm with you on wishing they bloomed longer. And that iris is so unusual. I don't think I've ever seen one with those colors. WOW!

marmee said...

that is one of the things i love about spring...all the new life that happens around us. i am so happy for you that you got some baby blues. is that some type of bee~balm?
your iris was worth waiting for...so beautiful.
happy may.

Jacquie said...

OH, precious birds!! Can't wait to see the update photos.

KathyB. said...

Baby bluebirds! A real blessing for you, and flowers too! Life is so wonderful and there are so many examples of God's creation right there at your home.

Together We Save said...

Oh sweet babies... that Iris is beautiful BTW!!

Diana (Di) said...

Susie, they are precious little gifts. How wonderful that you were able to photograph. could you send me a few little blue birds? ;)

thewritegardener said...

What is that gorgeous flower above the gorgeous iris Ms. Susie? I'd love to have some here!

Please don't think I'm a meanie but I think baby birds are quite ugly. ;~)

Leedra said...

The iris is gorgeous! Haven't seen that color combination before.

kanak7 said...

That iris took my breath away!! Wow, I'm glad you're getting to enjoy the blooms this year.

Love to see your bird pictures. These babies are sooo cute!