Thursday, January 21, 2010


If there's moisture in the air here, we're gonna get a rainbow. That's in front of the mountain that you can't see right now.

The rainbow has been around all morning long, just moving north as the sun gets higher in the sky. It always crosses my mind that a rainbow is a gift from God. It's like, "I know it's been rainy and drab. Here, this is for you."

With all of the drizzle and strong, gusty winds today, this little guy has been in and out of that gardenia bush.

And look who I spotted in the boxwood; a bird I've never seen before.
Any port in the storm, right? He likes the Hummingbird feeder too.

I know the last picture is hard to see, but I wanted to show you his backside. I think it's some kind of finch. Anyone know?

Although to the right of our house it is fairly clear with sun, the left of our house is just that much closer to the mountain, and has been drizzly & cloudy all day. Weird. The weather is calling for 80 mph winds tonight. I hope all of my little friends hang on tight!


Anonymous said...

the rainbow is a gift from God, he first gasve it to Noah I believe as a gift to never flood the earth again, I might be wrong, Im getting old and my memory isnt all that

the little bird in the box wood is so pretty, truly beautiful

as always a pleasure to visit you;)

tattytiara said...

I have no idea what kind of bird that is, only that it's cute as a button.

Scriptor Senex said...

I'm impressed with your second rainbow - so effective. It's great to have new visitors to the garden, isn't it. Hope someone can identify it for you.

(What a great phrase from Tattytiara - 'cute as a button'. Sums up the word cute so well.)

GB said...

I love rainbows. They always look so big and so far away and yet they are so near too - if we look really carefully.

I'd dearly love to know what the birds are. The first one is not too dissimilar to the Sparrow (Passer domesticus) but the second one does not appear to me to have a heavy enough beak for a finch but I don't think it's a bird that appears in Western Europe and certainly not in New Zealand.

I hope someone who reads this post tells you.

septembermom said...

Love when rainbows are captured in a picture. They truly are gifts from God. The bird pictures are wonderful too!

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