Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Breakfast for the Blackbirds

Frosty lawn
This morning the day started out at –3 Celsius.  There was frost hanging off the trees, and the birds were so happy to gather round the bread I threw out. Some  stay on the grass  or frost, and eat, others grab and fly away fast. This one sat for a while, and was joined by about 6 others.
One Blackbird
This garden is planted with tulips, daffodils, earlicheer, freesias, and more.Another bird, this one has a patch of white feathers on his neck.
sitting on the bulb garden
Tomorrow will be a white lawn again, we have ZERO Celsius at 8 p.m.
Quotation of the day, from Samuel Taylor Coleridge“
The frost performs its secret ministry,
Unhelped by any wind”
Cheers from Jean


Michaele said...

How nice of you to feed the birds. I can just feel the chill when reading this, and that is amazing considering how hot it is here this morning : )

Cottage Tails said...

brrrrr. Nice that you feed the birds too!
Love leanne

Susan Heather said...

and I think it is cold here. Brrr. Good to see you feeding the birds.