Sunday, May 22, 2011

Action in the Bath!

It's getting hot in Musashi's Garden and the birds are enjoying the bird baths.
Cleaning out the bath and fountain is one of my first chores of the day.
The kitties and I have seen cardinals, blue jays, doves, sparrows taking their turn.



Bird Bath Mosaic



There are two blue jays who visit the bath together.
Coming and going, usually before I can grab the camera.

Bird Bath Mosaic

He looks a little wet, doesn't he?!!! 

Wishing you WELL and a JOY filled week!

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36 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Cute Cute... Don't you just love 'em when they are wet like that??????? ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Carol said...

Love it! Looks like he was enjoying that bath. Glad you grabbed your camera, great shots.

Maggie said...

That little old bluejay looks like he's really enjoying bath time, what a great punk hairdo he has!
Thanks for visiting Normandy today, lok forward to seeing you again soon.
Maggie

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a refreshing dip it must be for them!

Pondside said...

I love that Punk Jay!
That reminds me - our bird bath is looking a little mossy - time to scrub it out.

Birdwoman said...

Blue Jays really know how to use a birdbath. I love watching them. They always make me smile.

Janet said...

Wow....you got some great shots. The other day I got a shot of a yellow bird at our birdbath but it was through the window and not so close-up. These are amazing!

Entertaining Women said...

Not so fond of the Blue Jays that frequent my back yard because they attacked my little Yorkie...pecked him in the eye...vet bill. I do love to sit and watch the Cardinals who seem to have adopted our trees and shrubs. Your fountain is lovely. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Sharon said...

Oh Snap these are great photos. Don't you just love when they are all wet and fizzy looking. Should we put towels out for them?!!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Adorable captures! I love these photos. The jay's look so cute wet.

Scribbler said...

Thanks for coming to my blog -- I like making new friends. That bluejay is hilarious. I have some in my yard, but they are mean. They chase off all the other birds from the birdbath!

Shelia said...

Hi Snap! Oh, this is adorable. I'd say the Blue Jays are having a fabulous time beating the heat. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley said...

How cute. The little bluejay looks like he's having a bad hair day!

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh how cute! Great captures!

podso said...

Wonderful photos! Have a great week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great pictures proving that timing is everything!

A Garden of Threads said...

Great shots!!! He does look wet. Enjoy your week.

Cindy said...

How sweet! I just love birds and to watch them bathe is something!
Blessings,
Cindy

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Awesome photos of the birdbath!!! Maybe we should get the birds a little "product" for their hair'dos!!!

PaperSponge.com said...

Wow. That fella knows how to take a bath. He's not messing around -- well actually he is. Great pics!

Mary said...

Omigosh, what fabulous captures!

Vee said...

So cute! I think he needs a blow dry. Ha!

ellen b. said...

Oh that's great. Love the photo of that water sogged Blue Jay!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful pictures used effectively in the mosaic.

Barb said...

Those birds are SOAKED! Great photos, Snap. I bet the kitties are excited to be bird watching!

Donna Heber said...

Snap,

These are just awesome photos! I can't believe they let you get so close to them. A precious shot of the Blue Jay.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh I just love to watch the birds in the bird bath. They get in there and just splash and splash and we giggle. Cool. V

Mary said...

What a HOOT, that Blue Jay got his money's worth from your bird bath! I always enjoying watching the birds splash around :-)

DawnTreader said...

You need to provide a towel with that bath!!! :D

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

that Jay really soaked it up eh! You are getting hot already, I hope you don't have a summer like last year, jeesh! xox Corrine

Keetha Broyles said...

How funny and bedraggled that Blue Jay looks in his bath - - - well, not as funny and bedraggled as I would look should some giant bird with a camera capture me!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I think our blue jays here in Florida would like a bird bath...it's HOT here! That is just the cutest! ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What cute photos, Snap! The bluejay was certainly enjoying his bath!

PS: Next up from Chicago is either the Willis (Sears) Tower or the Chicago River Achitecture Boatride --haven't decided as yet!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing with us. I see things in the courtyard so many times that would make great photos, but by the time I get the camera it is gone.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've never seen a Blue Jay so drenched! Adorable photos :)

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

Heeheeee.... I love messy bird!