Sunday, May 9, 2010

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

This little chickadee mother was working her tail feathers off yesterday, constantly flying back and forth to feed her chick(s) in this decorative house we put up under the eaves of the sunroom. A perfect place to watch and take photos was the kitchen window - they eventually got used to Jerry snapping away and the flash going off and didn't pay much attention to him. He got some great shots and here are a couple I wanted to share.


Happy Mother's Day to all those hard-working mothers out there!
Photos by Jerry H. Carpenter

8 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

wow, great photo, I see a painting here?

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

jgr said...

Yes! it would make a great painting.

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Cathy and Pam :) Glad you enjoyed the photos! Not sure I'll do a painting of this - it doesn't speak to me like other things do right now - but it might make a nice Mother's Day card some day!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Jane :) Maybe a Mother's Day card some day!!

Suzanne McDermott said...

A perfect subject for a mother's day post. Good going, Jerry!

RHCarpenter said...

I'll tell Jerry you said this, Suzanne - I knew you'd enjoy it! Have a great week - no rain!!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I am still lovin' your lemon bowl painting!

I especially enjoyed those wonderful photos of the birds, how good is Jerry?!

In one of the big pots out in our front courtyard a mama Gambol's quail made a nest in the lantana planted in the pot. The eggs finally hatched and when our Mother's Day guests were leaving the chicks were running around inside the pot like crazy. Mama wasn't too happy with all the attention we were giving to her chicks, so some time after we closed the front door she moved them all away someplace. Baby quail almost immediately follow Mama to the food, so they don't have to fly, in fact they rarely do fly around here. They sure can wipe out a pot of flowers, though!