Birds and Blooms in Cle's Yard

Chesterfield, Virginia

Spring of 2007

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

Grosbeaks migrate to the South starting in the fall for the winter

A grosbeak stopping by on his way to the North for the summer

A woodpecker fights for food on the hanging feeder

A redhead woodpecker

This doe was the last of the 4 others to finish eating all my daylilies' flowers and Hostas.

A male hummer guarding the feeder chasing other hummers away

This hummer allows only a female hummer to feed with the promise of romance.

Female hummers

This hummer got entangled by the spider web in our garage and was asking for help. She was okay after I removed those webs that shut not only her wings but also her beak

Goldfinches - they're cute and I love them.

A male bluebird watching the nest while the female is hatching her eggs.

A shrike stopping by on its way to the North.

Some of Cle's blooming orchids

Not a good situation - 2 male cardinals and only one female

The blue jay is trying to calm the grackle - "Come on. There are plenty of food for both of us."

Blue birds on top of the gazebo

Blue birds on top of the Norway Spruce

Another flock of goldfinches

A flock of English starlings

Is this a bird?

A good sign of spring

3 mourning doves whispering to each other about the English starling - "This guy doesn't belong here."

A squirrel trying to figure out how to climb through the baffle.

The daylilies before being ravaged by the deer

Our flower garden in front before the deer raped it

Elc Christian Estrera's College Graduation

Goucher College, Towson, Maryland