Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shy Lilly


Lilly has enjoyed the warmer weather and is so glad to be taking walks again, (me too)!


She gets very nervous when I aim my camera at her and she refuses to cooperate.


She is my faithful garden companion. She is usually a very good girl and lays close by while I'm gardening. However she was very naughty Monday and chased a cat across the street, refusing to listen to me or come when I called her. I guess I have some obedience training to do before unleashing her. I think she forgot how to behave outside.



A few weeks ago I saw the male blue jay feed the female, actually it was more like she took it from the very reluctant male. This morning I saw a male cardinal feeding the female. It was so sweet. I hate that I wasn't able to get a picture of it. The birds are singing and looking for nesting locations. I hope I have occupants in my bird houses this year!

I plan to get some more cleaning up done in the yard today, the temperatures will be dropping again for a few days and there is even a chance of snow.

For those of you who are interested in bird watching, here is a link to a barn owl that is nesting. The babies should be hatching any time now. This is fascinating to watch and kind of gross when they eat.

17 comments:

Kay said...

I love your photos. I miss having Cardinals. I grew up in Ohio..but in Utah there are no cardinals or Blue Jays..but there are scrub jays..who have the same personality and no crest and Stellar jays who are stunning. I never get good photos as I have a little camera. I love the blue jay photo..and dogs are so great. Lily seems like a good girl. Have a great day

Carolyn said...

Hi Robin,
You got some very nice pictures of Lily and th bluejay too!
Thank you so much for visiting me and letting me know the insect is a katydid-I have never seen one before.
Take care,
Carolyn

Kelly H-Y said...

Look at that sweet face!!!

Noelle said...

Your Lilly looks much like my dog, Missy, who does not like posing for the camera either. I wonder if the male blue jay was attempting to "wine & dine" the female?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lilly does look a little camera shy,reminds me of the dog we had,he didn't like cameras at all.
The blue Jays are adorable.I have seen lots of Jays,but never witnessed this type of behavior.
Blessings,Ruth

Bernie said...

Lily is just gorgeous ... great photos of both her and the beautiful blue jay.

NellJean said...

Love that Lilly! My dog poses when she knows she's been bad and sees the camera, knowing how easily distracted I am.

Kerri said...

Lily is lovely and I love your blue jay shots!!

Randy Emmitt said...

Robin,
Lily is so photogenic, your photos are fab! Gret shot of the Blue Jays too! We rarely get Blue Jays as we live in the woods, they like neighborhoods.

Cameron said...

Lilly has such a sweet face that I'm sure she just forgot herself when she chased the cat.

The bird feeding photo is great! We can barely keep our feeders full right now with all the nesting activity.

Deb said...

my dogs have gotten used to the camera...I'm always snapping their photos for their blog...I think they even pose now....

Ever Green Tree said...

Lilly is sooooo very adorable.... Lovely shots!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lily has such a sweet face. I see she has her favorite toy by her paws just in case you want to have a good fling. That photo of the blue jays is adorable. Isn't fun to be able to be outside!?.

Catherine said...

Lilly is such a sweet looking dog ~ such soft eyes.

Excellent picture of the blue jays eating ~ very cute!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of your Lily, she is pretty. Cute shot of the bluejays!

Larry said...

Nice photos of Lilly Robin. We had a Golden Retriever named Pearl who looked just like Lilly. They are great dogs and the best companions.

Beautiful shots of the Blue Jays sharing too. I love springtime!

Veronica said...

Beautiful shot of the blue jays!!