Friday, April 24, 2015

A fine, warm day, a great find and beautiful visitor

Three photos that have been hanging out on my desktop - three good things that gave me pleasure:

- From my trip to Milledgeville, Georgia on April 11, with cousin Susan - this photo was taken from inside the tour trolley.  I wish those colorful irises showed up better (click to enlarge.)  The corner of Hancock and Clark was humming with activity - lots of college students walking about on a fine, warm day.  Milledgeville was the antebellum capitol of Georgia and the Governor's mansion can be seen across the street there. 

- Susan and I did a u-turn in order to visit this shop "The French Market & Tavern" in Locust Grove, Georgia, as we were about to part at the end of the day.  A great find!  Located in an old hardware store, the owners have made this old building their own by incorporating New Orleans style cuisine, with wonderful things to browse in the adjoining shop.  We spotted some people dining Al fresco in the courtyard, as we were leaving.  Love that flowering vine - I think it is Carolina Jessamine.

- And back home this week - I couldn't believe my eyes!  A true yellow Goldfinch visited my feeder.  Sorry the photo is so fuzzy - I didn't want my motion from the inside to startle it away by sneaking up to be closer to it.  My book group read The Goldfinch earlier this year, so I sent this photo out to the group by email - sparking lots of back and forth discussion of birds in their gardens. 

I hope you have a beautiful weekend, full of good things!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - lovely to think of a stroll through the park, except I see you were 'trolleying'! That yellow brolly looks amazing to sit and lunch under, while the little yellow Goldfinch is a delight .. lovely to see - cheers and have a good weekend .. Hilary

Betty Manousos said...

such wonderful images, lynn! looks like a beautiful day. love the little yellow goldfinch.

enjoy your weekend!

big hugs~

Jannie Funster said...

My Lovely Dear Lynn, what a synchronous sign the goldfinch payed you a visit.

I would have made a U-Turn for that place too.

A really good weekend full of beautiful things indeed. So far, so good. Excellent coffee, food, health, weather and finds at yard sales. Wishing you more good things too.


desk49 said...

makes 3

All three
on your trip
you got
to see

fun times
you surely had
on that trip
she took with the

Snaggle Tooth said...

I was here a day ago but couldn't get the comment page to load.
I am so envious of all that greenery n the warmth evident in the girl wearing shorts! It's been so cold here, n the plants are groiwng so slow.
Vine flowers matchh the umbrella, n the pretty bird too.

Sparkling Red said...

Oh, it's so green and springy in your area! How wonderful.

During the summer there are a lot of finches and goldfinches in my neighbourhood. There are even streets around here called Finch and Goldfinch. (Although none called Pigeon, Seagull, or Canada Goose, oddly enough.)

Anonymous said...

A yellow parasol and a yellow umbrella - so sunny!

Riot Kitty said...

That looks like a lovely place! And lovely bird. Nice of you not to startle it.

Lee said...

I'm not sure where I've been...if, in fact, I've been anywhere; but what I do know is I failed to comment on this post!

Such a pretty little bird. Birds have the wonderful ability of brightening one's day. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I've never seen a yellow Goldfinch before, that's amazing! You did well to capture him on camera.