Saturday, May 24, 2008

Camera Critters and Scrumptious Sunday


I took this picture late in the fall, a few weeks ago. These little birds were in the pecan tree in the front yard. Wish I knew what kind they were!

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Please visit for a lot more great critter photos.




Berry Lemonade

4 cups of very cold water

1 (11.5-ounce) can Berry Flavor Juicy Juice Non-Frozen Concentrate

1 cup lemon juice (fresh is best)

1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar (to taste)

Combine water, Juicy Juice, lemon juice and sugar in large pitcher; stir well.

Serve over ice. Makes 4 servings.

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41 comments:

Shannon H. said...

I don't know much about birds but my first thought was Snow Birds LOL I am sure I am wrong.

Berry Lemonade sounds easy to make and delicious! I will have to make some soon.

Tammy said...

That picture kinda ominous. Very cool!

Texas Travelers said...

Hard to tell, some look like Cedar Waxwings.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy and Martha

Sue said...

Love that pic :) Does look very spooky though :)

This is my first week playing along, if you have a moment please do stop by :)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Since we're about to start summer here I'll have to try this very soon - sounds yummy.

I love the bird picture - reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" - even the colors are perfect - ominous.

Misty Dawn said...

Awesome shot! It looks like the sky is glowing behind the birds.

And, the lemonade sounds REALLY yummy!

Skittles said...

It was nice of them to sit all spread out like that to make a better photo. :)

____Maggie said...

I'm thinking Cedar Waxwings or Titmouses or do you say Titmice?

We have a huge Mulberry in our backyard along w/ pecan trees and the Cedar Waxwings in mass pick the fruit off the Mulberry and make this odd high pitch squeak then take off again in mass for the pecans. I think they sleep in the pecans at night.

Me & my puppies said...

Perhaps they stopped by for the berry lemonade.

ratmammy said...

I love it! what a beautiful photo!

Indrani said...

I like the silver lining in the clouds behind the birds, it has given a very good effect to the picture.

Tere said...

Interesting how light seems to outline the main branches of the trees and the birds. Happy SUnday!

Juliana RW said...

I love your shot

My CC in here Thanks

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Very interesting picture and nice contrast for this silhouette shot. Pecans in the front yard -- how very lucky!

I agree about the lemon juice -- fresh is always best. I can't stand those little plastic lemons which claim to have real juice in them.

Have a good Sunday.

AppleDebbie said...

Love the photo. I'll have to try the Berry Lemonade recipe when the weather warms up. It's 32-degrees right now and I'm in So. California!

i beati said...

This is so amazing . I had that drink at someone's house and wanted that recipe also the birds how special sandy

Gattina said...

That's an adorable picture !!

Sandy M said...

The lemonade sounds great. I might try this this afternoon. Enjoy your Sunday.

storyteller said...

What a lovely photo with so many birds all in one place. I could use some ‘gopher’ advice if you (or others) have any … but the main event in my Camera Critters this week (at Small Reflections) is Molly meeting a ‘look-alike’ last weekend … named Molly!
Hugs and blessings,

the teach said...

Sharon, I see you around too. I'm glad we caught up with each other. Very effective photo of all those little birds...and thanks for the lemonade recipe! see you on Picture This! :D

narissa said...

loved the shot, so peaceful...

berry lemonade sounds scrumptious!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Love the recipe for the Berry Lemonade and great critter shot.
My first week doing Scrumptious Sunday, hope you'll pop by the Cafe for my post.

see you there! said...

The recipe sounds lucious and we have tons of lemons on our lemon tree. I just put the berry juice on the grocery list.

Darla

Rhea said...

Sort of a moody looking picture,love all the birds in the pecan tree though. We have a huge pecan tree in our backyard.

I'm in Texas too, although more North Texas (north of Dallas). Nice to meet you!

Steven and Aisha said...

It's really beautiful how the birds stick together. I love the photo.

Sandy M said...

Sharon, I tried to email the ebook using the link on your profile, and it came back. Please send me your email. Thanks!
sandystyl at gmail com

Lilli & Nevada said...

have no idea what the bird are but did remind of the movie. LOL
your drink sounds yummy

Dianne said...

the little birds look like buds on the trees. and the light is perfect.

great shot :)

Carletta said...

Love the silhouettes of the birds!
Reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's Birds movie :)

Thanks for visiting my bird post today - mine was a Killdeer. They nest out in the open.

Ashrunner said...

Well, based on the number of birds in the group, and their silhouettes, I would say they are definitely Cedar Waxwings. As for my Dobies, they weren't mine, except for the short stays when I visited them. After those two passed away, they tried to breed another pair, but it was a bit emotional for them and they switched to breeding Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Those dogs took to me also, but not like the dobermans did.

starnitesky said...

Nice shot of the birds.

fishing guy said...

Sharon: I agree with Carletta, It reminds me of the birds. I'm guessing Cedar Waxwing on the type also.

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful shot, Sharon.

Paulie said...

I love the light in your photo! Maybe the birds are Starlings?

Mercedes said...

First of all: Happy Birthday! Second: Love the Berry Lemonade...and Juicy Juice is 100% juice I think! Thanks for sharing with us. Third of all: I have a little something for ya at my place-woohoo! Rainbow Blog Award

Love Ya!
Mere

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great shot. I love how the background seems to be radiating.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Whatever they are, they're fat. hehe Your SS drink looks delicious!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I came by here last night and thought I'd posted a comment... you are so right it is very similar to my picture of the starlings.. I wonder if these are Starlings... maybe. ;o)

mousey said...

great shot! what a nice view.

charm said...

wonderful picture and thanks for the berry lemonade

andrée said...

I love the photo: the fractal tree, the bird silhouettes. Some look as if they are crested but I couldn't recognize a one of them. Doesn't matter one bit tho!!