Friday, August 7, 2009

She Love Me, She Loves Me Not



She loves me...



she loves me not...



she loves me...



she loves me not...


she loves me...



That is what I thought of when I saw this goldfinch picking the petals off of the zinnia this afternoon. I carefully pulled the curtains back and took these pictures through the window.

37 comments:

Gail said...

Robin...what a marvelous series of photos and what determination the Goldfinch has to reach his goal! Absolutely lovely photos! gail

Lynn said...

I love those pictures I don't see many goldfinches around here. They are beautiful...Thanks for sharing!

Randy Emmitt said...

Robin,

Excellent photos!!! The gold finches here leave our zinnas alone. Tonight they flew into the garden to get to the sunflowers, we were sitting under them. A lot of U turns were made in flight.

Janet said...

Great pictures of a rotten little bugger! Makes you wonder when they just pull the petals off. Funny little birds.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a gorgeous sight!the colors are so pretty.How is your Mother-in law doing?Hope things are still improving.
Blessings,Ruth

Cyndi in Alabama said...

Hahahahahahahaha :-)

Kathleen said...

So pretty ~ makes me want to hang my thistle feeder so they'll come back to my yard. (I took it down for the summer.) I didn't know they liked zinnias either!

Connie said...

Those are just the sweetest photos!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photographs. I like the idea that they are working on zinnias. I don't grow them because of the mildew they usually got. I do have some cone flowers the finch love to eat too.

I liked the prose with the pictures.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Perfect captions for this series of photos. I bet the Goldfinch was thinking this too as it snacked.

Outside In said...

Too funny! great photo shots.


-Cathy

A New England Life said...

And I would be thinking ... 'Hey! Cut that out! You're ruining my flower!'
LOL!

Great photos Robin!

Tricia Anne said...

What beautiful pictures! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I love goldfinches. Butter in flight. Zinnias may have to be added to my garden, Robin. These are great shots!

Rose said...

I love this series of photos, Robin! The goldfinches are so much fun to watch, but you have a real feast prepared for them!

Patricia said...

How delightful is that!!!! We have dozens and dozens of goldfinches that visit us in the winter (with their less-than-stellar drab winter coats) and I never saw them in the zinnias. How wonderful. Great captures.

Jesikarena said...

OMG! This pictures made me smile!
I LOVE them!

Kerri said...

Oh Robin...these are PERFECT! Great work!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

These photos made me instantly happy, Robin. Thank you for sharing them (and thanks to the goldfinch for posing for us. )

Pam/Digging said...

What a pretty scene as he decimated your zinnia! ;-) The scamp.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

A very sweet series of photos and I love your interpretation of them! Reminds me when I was a kid, picking petals off daisies in my moms garden!

marmee said...

so delighted that you captured this...i was wondering why my zinnias were missing petals.

Frances said...

Just beautiful, Robin. So that is what is happening to the zinnias! Your shots with all the brilliant colors are happily blinding. Thanks for these prize winning photos.
Frances

Sherri said...

Robin, what wonderful pictures! I love goldfinches.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

That is absolutely adorable!!!!!!

Cindy

Q said...

The Gold Finches are so fun to watch. They entertain me too.
I loved this series of photographs...
Sherry

LynnS said...

Beautiful photographs, lovely subjects....How wonderful to capture some of the special events in your garden. I love the Goldfinches and here, they enjoy Zinnias, Rudbeckias, and Echinaceas, among some other summer treats.

inadvertent farmer said...

AWESOME!!! Kim

Msrobin said...

I'm glad to know that I am not the only one who has adorable goldfinches, destroying their lovely flowers! Good thing they are so cute. I am sure your neighbors think you are quite crazy too, just like mine. I'd invite them to see what I'm up to, but then they'll know I blog about their messy yard. LOL

Diana said...

Robin -- love the finches and those are amazing shots. My DH took some 2 or 3 posts ago on our fountain. They are so pretty, but ours have a full black back -- isn't that interesting? I don't know much about them -- we have gold finches and house finches -- we feed them a little Nyjer seed and they love it and keep coming back.

Claudia said...

That was a fun series. Very cute.
Hope the birds don't eat my sunflowers, but if they do, I hope I get to watch.

joel said...

Wow, great shots! I have been trying to get some pictures of finches in my garden for the past couple of weeks with nothing but blurry yellow streaks. Lucky you!
-Joel

the inadvertent farmer said...

I just had to come and show Sweet Girl your birdie series!!! Kim

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Oh Robin, these are PRECIOUS! Love the colors and the personality of the goldfinch, which you captured perfectly!

cindyeo said...

Great photos of that goldfinch. I've been trying for years to photograph them and they are too skittish for me.

Muhammad khabbab said...

love the goldfinch and your description.

frugal southern mom said...

My first time here, your pictures are wonderful! Enjoyed my visit!