Wednesday, February 23, 2011

mistletoe...put to good work...

mistle toe...
if you stand under it with someone....
you must give them a kiss...
you could get a lot of kisses around here...
when we were at our friends reception...
a friend gave them mistletoe for their gift...
she told them...
when they have a disagreement....
stop...
pull out the mistletoe...
and kiss....
now that is a good idea...
and might save alot of time and energy...
because as we all know...
it's more fun to kiss...
than disagree...


as some of you may know....I've been trying to get photos of cardinals...
well guess who came to visit today....

haha little cardinals....I've got you know...
(click on the photos for a larger view)




these were all taken from my office window....
where are they when I'm actually outside???


12 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Cute! Glad you finally got them! And yes, I take most of my bird shots thru the window because most of them are too shy with me standing there - except for those pine siskins and some chickadees. I think they'd land on me if I stood still long enough...

Linda Chapman said...

Your cardinal pics are so beautiful!!! That red color just pops out in the photos! Award winning!

I used to like mistletoe until I read about it in a Character Sketch book from IBLP (Bill Gothard). It is a parasite that can be harmful to the trees. There are 900 different varieties but only 2 are commonly found in the US. It is the state flower of Oklahoma....due in part because it was the only available green plant the early settlers could use to decorate the graves of loved ones during the winter.
The berries provide food for wintering birds like the Cedar waxwings. I enjoy seeing it in the trees in the winter....I just don't want to see it in MY trees!!

Anne Fannie said...

Great bird pictures. I never see one of those birds around here!
Ann

Taz said...

I personally find cardinals one of the hardest birds to catch on camera unless they are ground walking. You did well! Love the mistletoe. We use the "must say something nice" rule when tension builds. It has helped us to quickly overcome any issue. Hugs. T

Deb said...

Pretty cardinals; they are my favorite. My Grandmother was a bird watcher and would always point out different species to me. Of course as a child the red ones were my favorite and they still are.

Clint said...

Speaking of mistletoe....when I was a boy, growing up in the outskirts of Houston, several of my friends and I would get together at Christmas and collect mistletoe to sell. The methodology was to climb the trees that were sporting the mistletoe and gather it that way. I understand that today, collection is easier---just stay on the ground and shoot it out of the tree with a .22. Thanks for the memories!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you so much for the closeup pics of mistletoe. I think I've said before, how I'm intrigued by it. By wondering if some "kind-of-balls-of-stuff-in-trees" are actually mistletoe?

Or just old nests of some big birds, way up in big old trees.

I know I have to move myself to get out with my binoculers and check 'em out!!! Before the leaf buds start popping out. Then, no chance to find out, for another while.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oooops, forgot the great cardinal photos!

You've beat me again. I can never get pics of them, and I love them so. And they live around here. -moan-

Cherrie said...

Great pictures! Are these shots taken with your new camera? I need to get me a new camera! :)

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

You captured some great pictures of those beauties. They were all just waiting for today so you could blog about them. Loved all the pictures. Hugs

Zoey said...

Hi Deb,
I love your cardinal pics. I have not seen one single cardinal this winter. Of course, I don't feed them, so my chances are pretty slim. :)

It is always a thrill for me if I do get lucky and see one.

Janie said...

Keeping mistletoe handy is a great idea. Love the photos of the cardinals!