Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ABC Wednesday -F "Feathered Friends"

This week's
 ABC Wednesday Post deals with the letter:

 And a Fine, Fruitful, Fanciful, Feathery letter it is, too!

L to R: Female Cardinal, Female House Finch, Male House Finch
(photo taken January 22, 2013)


A Few of our Feathered Friends
Gathered 'round out here, as of late;
"We're aiming to discern," said they
"The Fare at our dear Shady's plate."

"We know she's Fairly Friendly,
On that we do agree.
But the Food we're finding lately
is not always of First Degree."

"In fact, it's not the quality
Of which we're Finding Fault . . .
It seems it's just the quantity -
More or Less; is what it's called."

(photo taken today)

"There seems always more on 'snow days'
And when she's "got it all right,"
The snow - then it goes, as does the food -
So Foraging again is our plight!"

"So "Pretty Please," Ms Shady dear,
Won't you please yet reconsider
Being a bit more generous;
By providing more from your larder?"

I listened then to their chattering;
Their chirping grew louder and louder.
It gave me pause and helped me to move
Dipping much more from the Larder.

Oh! Please don't call me stingy.
I meant not to earn such a 'brand,'
I do truly love my sweet bird Friends . . . 
They have ME "eating out of THEIR hand!"

(This time we add a goldfinch and a downy woodpecker to the "mix!")

We're hearing reports of snowstorms on the horizon.  I'd best refill all the feeders today!  :-)
Have a great day!


Lea said...

Fine Feathered Friends!
Lea's Menagerie

Roger Owen Green said...

you have a FESTIVE place for your FFFs!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Shady Gardener said...

Glad to have you visit, Lea and Roger!

troutbirder said...

Hope it misses us. We've been lucky so far. Your feeding station looks very much like mine, Shady. And the same birds too...:)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi troutbirder. The area schools are letting out early today. We shall see the results of the forecast before long!

Reader Wil said...

It's wonderful to see so many birds in a winter garden. We have also food for the birds hanging in a bush in front of my window.
Thanks for your visit. No, the header is the place in Tasmania where my daughters, their families and I stayed during the Chrismas holidays. I live in the Netherlands. If you want to see what my country looks like, look for the post of the letter Z on 7January. I live not far from the windmills in Kinderdijk. Our country is half the size of Tasmania. And we have 17 million inhabitants.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

So lovely. You have done a fine and fantastic job of feeding our fabulous fine feathered friends.

Chubskulit Rose said...

They are beautiful and I love your first shot!'

Fitness... Fashion... Family
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Reader Wil, I will look up your post. :-)

Thanks for your visit Judy Sheldon Walker.

Rose, I need to post photos of our newly fallen snow! :-)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Shady,
I enjoyed your creative post. How much snow did you end up getting? We just got 5.1 inches. They had thought we'd get 8 to 12, but pockets of warm dry air came through, causing less accumulation.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue, I feel like a long-lost-friend! ;-)

We may have received 5 inches, but I think no more than that. It amounted to what we might consider a "normal snowfall," don't you think? Grateful, though.

I'd actually hoped to make a snowman, as it's already begun to melt some... however, I napped instead!! A luxury. :-)

Rosemary said...

Fun post!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Rosemary. Perhaps I'm getting back into the swing of things? I hope so!