Sometimes You Need a Little "Me" Time

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just after placing the Boston fern on a hook and giving it a spray of water, I headed back in the house.

Once in the kitchen I looked out the window and noticed a house finch landing on the fern.  She began bathing in the droplets of water; it was the sweetest thing to watch!

After her bath, she nestled herself into the fern as if to take a nap, so I headed for my camera.

A little bath.  Settling in for a nap.  So sweet.

Once back with my camera I took a few pictures of the sleeping finch, which seemed to be all alone.

house finch

No sooner had she settled in and closed her eyes when a mister came calling, landing on top of the hook.

female and male house finch

He began peering down at her.

House finches

Then he would look away.

House finches

After much peering down and looking away,
he decides it's time to get a little closer.

As he lands beside her, she looks over at him and just as quickly looks away, closing her eyes to continue napping.

male and female house finch

male and female house finch

He begins hopping from one fern frond to another; she pays him no mind.

male and female house finch

Back and forth, up and down, he keeps on hopping.

She opens her eyes a bit, still not looking at him.

He keeps on hopping.

male and female house finch

And then she lets him have it!
I don't know for sure what she is saying, but she seems serious.

He starts backing off.

Hopping to fronds further and further away from her until he flies away.

A little bird tiff; a petty little quarrel.
It wasn't long after that she flew off too, maybe to say I'm sorry?

male and female house finch

I recently shared Spring Garden and Babies Too, with these two house finches and he was singing the sweetest song to her.

male and female house finch

Maybe it's the same couple?
Please feel free to share your nature stories!

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  1. Cindy, you have so many beautiful birds at your place, it's so fun to see your pictures. Jo

  2. Cindy, these are such great photos...and you were certainly able to capture a great story in the making! I do love to watch the birds...and I hope you had a blessed Mother's Day!

  3. Or maybe it's the cousins and they are going to build a nest in your fern. :)

  4. How precious. You don't get to see them so close very often. Great pics and post.

  5. So, so sweet and what fun for you to sit back and observe. Lovely post!

  6. Aaashhhhh. So sweet! I get a giggle watching the birds we have in the back garden. The Finches, only in the Spring, the Chicadees, Tufted Titmice, the Wrens, the blue birds, Mocking birds, Jays and an abundance of Cardinals, a two types of Doves, I constantly fill the feeders and baths. BUT it's totally worth it!
    Luv your photos and story :)
    Happy rest of week!

  7. Perhaps she's taking a break from the nesting spot and she's telling him to get back to it. Cool shots, Cindy!

  8. What a story, Cindy, and to think you caught in on your camera! I just loved this. You do have lots of sweet little birds at your house. You must feed them well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. OMG, just precious! Love the bird pictures Cindy!

  10. Cindy this is so precious. Your story telling was quite captivating. The male is pretty


  11. So sweet, Cindy. You have such a way with words and pictures. Smiles, Jane

  12. Oh my goodness, what a sweet look at our little feathered friends. Your pics are fantastic, Cindy! Hmmm.....maybe the Mrs. had a bit of a headache, which is why she needed a little "spa" and "nap" time.....heehee!

  13. What a cute story Cindy! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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