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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 35


My first weekend snapshot was taken this Friday. After waiting eleven long years for the first blooms on any one of my peonies, the one below rewarded me by FINALLY blooming. I am still holding out hope for the other two who have yet to bloom. I won't say that it was quite worth the eleven year wait but it comes close. A truly beautiful flower to me.
The female cardinal had a long wait for her bath on Saturday. After perching on the edge while the male cardinal bathed, a mockingbird cut in line and she had to patiently wait yet again. The female cardinal is on the right top part of the photograph below, and the mockingbird has staked out the bath in the first shot. This was after the male cardinal had a long bath and the female was already getting restless. She didn't have to wait eleven years for her bath like I did for my peony to bloom but I'm sure it seemed that long to her.
I could almost hear her singing in the bathtub. Tweetdledeetweetdeldumlalalala.
Monday is the official weekend snapshot post day and you can find out more at the home of Weekend Snapshot. You can also browse weekend snapshot posts on technorati



21 comments:

picturing said...

That is lovely flower.

Will you visit mine Thanks

Juliana RW said...

aaahh....cute bird :D take a bath hi hi hi hi...

Visit mine also : Me and Lady Diana Thanks

SabineM said...

lovely shots as always! I love bird baths. Watching them bath is so fascinating and cute

TUESDAY-BIG DAY!!!!!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Gosh, 11 years, hey? Wow... the wait was well worth it because that is one amazing flower! Beautiful.
The birds are delightful to see in these photos.
What a treat to see and I love the little bathtub song! =)
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

ettey said...

did you really wait that long? WOW! Awesome flower! great shots of the birds too! have a happy week :D

Napaboaniya said...

11 long years is some wait! Glad you're finally rewarded for the long wait with the lovely bloom :)

p/s: I clicked on the wrong linky. It jumped to PH linky when I hit tab. :( sorry.

maiylah said...

that's such a gorgeous shot! I say waiting for 11 years for it to bloom is well worth it! :)
cute bird shots!
happy WS

snippets said...

awww... so lovely! love the bird shots, too! :)
happy WS

Aisha said...

Bird bath...so cute and it's not easy to take photos of birds. Love it!

eastcoastlife said...

That's a beautiful peony! What a long wait! And it didn't disappoint you. I would be ecstatic!

the donG said...

i wonder how many petals that flower has.

thess said...

perfect timing!! cute female bird..I could almost hear her singing while bathing ha ha!

have a fine week ahead!

and thank you for visiting my entries :)

abie said...

that was one wonderful flower...nice first entry for WS.

Mine is up too. hope you can check it out too:

http://www.myplanetpurple.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-3-three-is-crowd.html

http://howellabie.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-snapshot-1-mangroves.html

mousey said...

very lovely!

i remember my mom who beg her plants to bloom and they didnt dismay her.

Bengbeng said...

these r lovely flowers but this week it is the birds that i love the most :)

Ritsumei said...

Lovely, lovely! I was already thinking that I'd like to get a birdbath. This makes me think so even more!

Here's mine.

Stev & Emz said...

great shots with the flowers Carver. =)

Sweeta said...

The peony is beautiful and the birds are amazing creatures. They entertain us in any way.

carolinespicturepages.com said...

11 years to wait for a flower - man that is patience. I'm glad the time has finally arrived.

Mar said...

I have never seen peonies in real life, Carver, so this is a treat, such a beautiful flower!! Hope the other two bloom for you this Spring,as you have waited long enought and you deserve it!

Beautiful shots of the birds and the bird baths too!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot and for commenting.

For anyone who saw my comment about AOL issues with receiving blog comments, it has been resolved so I've removed my information about that. I bet enough people complained and they fixed it. Hooray for complaining power. My calls alone were probably driving them nuts.