Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

WInter gardening here in East Tennessee and missing the birds

 If there aren't any Robins in the yard, I can still have them in the house;



 This one even brings his own lunch...


 The only birds we see here in
Hopalong Hollow during the 
Winter months
     are the Cardinal, Sparrow
 and wren.
There must be others, but they
are elusive, and seldom seen.


I take that back: I just filled the bird feeders and SUDDENLY, as if by magic, we have bluejay, dove and Chickadee.
Go figure!
Of course, no bird can  brighten
 the bleak midwinter
 like a Peabody boy!

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 I just love these troublemakers...


 There have been several mild days to do some winter gardening, good for the gardeners soul...

Join me in my winter garden!


25 comments:

  1. Love seeing your bird photos! They feel like it's spring already.

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    1. The Peas don't care much for winter; bugs are scarce so there's no good eatin!

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  2. Jeri LANDERS! How are ya? So good to see a post from you, like the "good old days" of blogging! I see the Peabody Boys are back in business and your creations are as fun as ever. Have a super 2019!

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    1. Anita, Yeah, back in the good ol days when ppl actually visited blogs! I'm glad you still do!

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  3. Your felted flying friends are adorable and your real life pea cocks beautiful!!!

    I just enjoyed this latest video of yours. I was inspired and blessed by it. Thanks for taking the time to make the video and to get it uploaded for our viewing pleasure.

    Have a fantastic 2019 ~ FlowerLady

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    1. AH Lorraine, you are so good to watch it! I enjoy making the videos and now have a new camera, so, hopefully, my filming will get better.

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  4. I love your birds--both real and felted! Are you thinking of felting a peacock? Enjoyed the garden video, too, but it made me want to get out in my garden and we are having a cold spell up our way.

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    1. Cathy, I don't think I'll needle-felt a peacock, the very thought of doing all those eye feathers gives me the shudders!
      It's been hit and miss with our weather, one day it's 60 degrees and then next day the soil is frozen. I just take it as it comes around.

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  5. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your little robin perched on the spool. Adorable:)

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    1. Connie, yeah, she's a darling little bird. I've kept her out of my shop for myself.

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  6. Jeri, I just finished looking at your sweet video! I feel the same as you about gardening. We can't do as much as you now, but I can't wait to get out and dig in my garden. It's one of my greatest joys! I'm so grateful to the One that gave it all to us! ♥

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    1. Martha,Indeed, gardening is such a great joy! And where did God put Adam and Eve, but in a Garden.... Waiting to see those lily of the valley (you sent me)poking thru the earth!

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  7. LOVE the video! I learned a lot too! I laughed when I heard a goose honking when you filmed your garden map! Who was that? And the legs of the peacocks make me smile! What feet! Just pure pleasure to watch this video-makes me want to get out there and dig-but it's too cold right now. Thank you!

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    1. Debra, That Noisy Brown-Chinese goose, HAMISH! He always has something to say. You've heard the saying about the Peacocks ugly feet keeping them from being so vain? Not so with my birds!
      Watch the video again in about a month, then you might be able to do some gardening...hope so!

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  8. Such a beautiful place you have here with a home that is picture perfect!
    I found you through "Flower Lady" our precious Lorraine, and I'm so happy to have found you.
    What a sweet voice you have in your videos and thank you for sharing your beauty with us.
    Just lovely!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Debbie,and Lorraine is precious! We love our old place here, have put a lot of work into it over the years and still have much to more to accomplish.
      So glad you watched the video, I really enjoy making them!

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  9. Dear Jeri - what a super video. Love seeing your early gardening. It is certainly wonderful you can get out in January and garden. Here in Ohio - if we are fortunate we may be able to dig around in March. Thank you for inspiring me though to get looking through those seed catalogs and begin planning for warmer weather. Hugs!

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    1. Debbie, That was the last time I was able to get out and garden, the weather went sour and has been ever since. Oh well!

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  10. Oh those beautiful birds! I didn't get the peacocks, but I think we're going to end up with some eventually! I was out on skis in my back acreage and there were quite a lot of birds out, which is amazing considering the climate.

    I always think of your garden when I try to figure out what to do with mine!

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    1. Kyra, Just make sure you get 2 birds, not just one. they do like a companion. I can see fabulous new artworks coming from you, with peacocks in your life.

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  11. I love your sweet birds. My youngest daughter is all about peacocks. She even has a peacock Christmas tree!

    I found you through Lorraine's Flowers blog. I hope you have a blessed, wonderful Sunday- Hugs- Diana

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    1. We love our peabody boys, all four of them! I once decorated a porch Christmas tree with their tailfeathers. Thanks for stopping by Nana Diana!

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  12. So beautiful all your birds,and i love your video about winter gardening.
    My garden is all covered in snow.

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  13. We had Snow yesterday and buckets of rain today... I'm gardening on paper now!

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