My Garden, Pets, Plant, Wildlife

Nesting Season

I’m not as discipline  in posting as I used to be, and it seems like I’m catching up in posting my photos.  Some of these photos were taken almost three weeks ago,  but I guess posting it late is better than never.

It’s nesting season for the birds in our area, this mother Robin built her nest in my Ivy patch on the lower right hand side.

The Ivy is beautiful, but it’s a nightmare when it does take off.  It’s also climbing the big tree in back of the garden.  I do want to save this big tree, and will have to remove the Ivy vines after the robin eggs hatched.

It’s a perfect spot for the nest, I just hope the mother Robin will get used to me gardening every evening.

My bok choy is flowering, I still have a few to harvest.

My blueberry bushes are flowering, this one I only see a few flowers.

And they are beautiful.

Another nest is in my front porch, and this one is a Dove. The mother Dove is not used to us going in and out of the house and she is easily scared.

I don’t know if it’s in the water, Bo’s Jack Dempsey laid another batch of eggs.  Bo had to rush about 40 mature Jack Dempsey to the pet shop before they eat all the eggs.

My sister’s lovebird also laid 3 tiny eggs, but we are not sure which one is the mother since she doesn’t sit on her eggs. As I was writing this post it darned on me that I didn’t take a picture of the eggs.

The Cherry blossoms were taken at my dad’s house about 2-3 weeks ago.

Crab apple blossoms

Pear blossom

I do miss Biltmore Estate tulips, and need to plant some in my garden.  My sister planted hers 2 years ago, and they come up every year.

Photos were taken with 5DMkIII, Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens , and EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.

Money, Photography

More Tulips at Biltmore

More Tulips photos continued from Tulips at Biltmore.

This is the entrance to Biltmore and when we got there I was so happy to see that the tulips were in bloom.

Near the entrance is a gift shop.  This is one of the gift shops that Lee has not shopped in.

This image overlooked the town of Asheville.

A view of Biltmore House from the Tulips garden.

Lee’s levitation, she seems so big in this image.

I thought this would be a good place to do panning since the foreground is colorful.

Panning image of a pickup truck.

Panning image of bikers.

These two were heading toward the exit of the garden. going downhill from here.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Plant, Travel

Tulips at Biltmore

Click here to watch this video on YouTube

The  Festival of Flowers at Biltmore starts April 7th, and due to the unseasonably warm weather I didn’t think we should wait if we wanted to see the tulips in bloom.  Our season pass is also expiring this month and we are not renewing it this year.  The weather was real nice on Sunday.  It was sunny and the temperature was in the mid 70s.  I have so many photos of the tulip and will have to divide these into 2 posts.  And I do apologize for not replying to comments right away, the video is taking a lot more time than I thought and hope you will enjoy.

Max came with us this time and he was so happy to see other dogs and their owners, and not to mention the many colorful tulips that he can’t touch.

This is one scary looking tulip.

As you can see that some petals have already fallen off.

Talking about a bug’s life, more photos of the tulips click here to see more photos of the Tulips, flowers, and animals at Biltmore to come.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
The video clips were shot with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.