Thursday, September 30, 2010

Late September afternoon

Late September afternoon
Taken late Saturday afternoon, after a long day devoted to housekeeping. It was quite warm and the sky was full of purple martins and dragonflies who were eating all the recently-hatched bugs. Truly magnificent although very difficult to capture.
That's George at the bottom of the dogwood tree. Hanging on it towards the bottom is one of my husband's contraptions. I don't even say anything anymore. Whatever he wants is fine with me and if it's his heart's desire to put an old windowbox planter on the trunk of a tree and fill it with moss and birdseed, well have at it, I say. It's not like the style police will be visiting anytime soon.

19 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

That contraption is kinda cute. Just like the puppy.

Mary said...

Beautiful! Love the gourd bird house, too!

deborah said...

I like it, a very clever idea! Beautiful scenery

Char said...

a comfy place for a bird meal.

chasity said...

that tree is full of some very magical colors.
it is beautiful.

Sweetpea said...

Ok, so this contraption got me to thinking...it is filled with moss AND birdseed...hmmm, interesting combo...and then there's George there {{{{lying in wait}}}} below. What could be the purpose of said seed in such a contraption, me wonders? Could it be that George's arch enemies - SQUIRRELS - come down to fill their pouches with moss laden seed goodies, which would then provide the perfect opportunity to be accosted by said handsome dog...thusly, providing non-ending, free entertainent for contraption-maker and wifey?

yours truly, Sherlockpea
p.s. I must quit reading your posts so very late at night...

Alle mooie dingen said...

i love the colours of this picture
thanks for sharing
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful. It made me feel serene imagining myself sitting under that tree.

Sarah said...

This is a lovely scene with terrific depth. And the leaves at the top of the frame are magical.

Ellen said...

Feels like a Monet.....smiles.

Daryl said...

I wondered why the tree had a skirt ... maybe its a squirrel trap so George can get at 'em more easily

Kacey said...

So lovely! Are trees haven't started changing a bit yet. We're having beautiful weather though.

The Japanese Redneck said...

LOL...it's the Country and who cares. I tell my hubby if people don't like the way something is at our house, they don't have to look or they can leave.

Alli said...

Utterly peaceful and beautiful!

Kay said...

Beautiful photograph. Thanks for sharing.

Kay

Kerri said...

I LOVE this picture and I LOVE that your hubby made something nice for the birdies :)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous gorgeous

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am envious you are enjoying a bit of warm. I had to laugh not at you but with you on your husbands creativity. I guess you have to share the things in the yard.

ELK said...

you make me smile..your tree is so pretty