Saturday, May 21, 2016

It's Called A Horse Trail

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #127.


This little sparrow was so intent on its bath, it didn't care much about Theda and I walking by:

A rose from the neighborhood:

My sister's Clematis:

It's been a while since Theda made an appearance. Here she is!

That was a rare day of sunshine in D.C. The rain played havoc with the flower-laden azaleas, and even got the rhododendrons down. But one big old shrub is happy as a duck: The magical mystery birdie bush, aka the Streambank Mock Orange (Philadelphus hirsutus):

P.S. Anni at I'd Rather B' Birdin' mentioned that the Sweet Mock Orange (Philadelphus-coronarius) has flowers with a very intense smell. This isn't the case with the Streambank. Here's an apple core that a chipmunk started running off with. Chippie heard me open the window to take a picture and scampered off, leaving a Catbird to swoop in for some lunch.

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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18 comments:

Lea said...

Fun!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a great variety. I love the horses, sparrow and catbird. Theda is always a cutie.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

the catbird is awesome. hi, theda. the horse looks too much like my zim for comfort. :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hugs to Theda

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful variety of critters and great photos ~ love the horses and doggie!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Cloudia said...

You and Theda live in a wonderful place and are very much part of it! The animals and birds trust you both

Anni said...

Awwwww, sweet photo of Theda. Give her a hug and a gentle ear tug for me!! Please.

Love the cute sparrow and the great image of the catbird!!!

Thanks so much for participating this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'; adding your link so we birders can enjoy.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like a perfect day for every one to be out and about! Love the horse on the trail! Hugs!

Linda said...

Nice looking critters! And the flowers are delightful!

Karen S. said...

A most charming horse trail it is too! Theda, so happy to see you out and about again, and what a fun and interesting hike you're both on today. Cute little birdie too! That one single rose is really special too.

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos of your environment! I have a magical mystery birdie bush too...I am assuming yours is cover for dozens of birds. Mine is a Texas sage. Enjoyed this post very much! Have a great Sunday!

jandi said...

Beautiful horse! Blooms! And birds! And of course, dog! Have a beautiful week!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a beautiful horse and I love the clematis.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Clematis!

Irma said...

Great photos, love the horses and dog.
Best regards, Irma

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Love that trail/path. Theda looks happy to be checking for 'mail'. Great snaps of cool things.
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lucky catbird! That is a great path and pictures.

NatureFootstep said...

the horse seem to be very lonely.