Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring has Arrived

(Ground Orchids)

Spring blooms are in full swing in Miami. Weather wise we can say that we skipped Spring's cool temperatures and are experiencing summer temperatures already.  All of the photos in this post were shot in our backyard this weekend.

(Lanvender)
(Lavender)
(Yellow Bougainvillea)
(Tropical Milkweed)
Tropical Milkweed is a butterfly host plant. As you can see, we already have come caterpillars.


We are very excited because the mocking birds made another nest in our tree. The chicks finally came out of their eggs and we can hear them chirping for food! We were so curious to see the new babies that we climbed on a ladder to snap some pics. We did not touch them or disturb their environment of course! The defensive mama came and swatted us away after we only took four photos. Aren't they cute!?!


Of course we had to show the proud mama!

(Portulaca)


Our fountain is quite the sight to see birds taking a quick dip! They love to come a little before sunset. There are so many bluejays that stop by on a daily basis.

(White Duranta)


We've converted our backyard trees into all-you-can-eat buffets for the birds in the neighborhood. We've had the blue bird feeder for a while now but recently painted it blue. The red one is from Lowe's.

(Bleeding heart vine)
(Ground orchid)

39 comments:

  1. Hello Spring,hello Miami..Photos are amazing.Flowers,birds are soo beatiful..İn Turkey ,in our town summer comes..It is too hot..Love from ADANA,TURKEY..

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  2. wow, you have a wonderful backyard! I love watching the birds come and go from feeders, how cool you already have a caterpillar!! Just beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful flowers. We have birds on a tree next to my windows as well and my cat keeps observing them all the time :)

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  4. beautiful pictures wonderful season to take pictures

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  5. Your yard must be spectacular! Such gorgeous blossoms...and birds!

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  6. What a beautiful backyard. I bet you enjoy the early mornings and evenings watching these beautiful birds. I rarely see blue birds anymore.
    I love all of the flowers too. You did a beautiful job making your yard a place to enjoy.
    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

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  7. What a beautiful set of photos - and all from your backyard!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL flowers, such spring-y colours! :) Makes me happy! xxx

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  9. I love that we have hummingbirds, and you have mockingbirds!

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  10. Beautiful pictures of your garden, the flowers and the birds - what a lovely idea for a post!
    Have a fabulous Thrsday!

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  11. So pretty! Looks like a little paradise!

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    1. It is... so lucky to live in Miami..

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  12. Yay for spring! I just loved seeing the blooms and the birds here. Such a happy end to a long Thursday! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I love this time of year! Beautiful blooms and photos. I wish we could grow orchids here.

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    1. You can bring them indoors in the winter...

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  14. The bird babies are so adorable! What a great shot!!! I have flowers EVERYWHERE-- they are so happy. But you're right-- we kind of skipped over spring!

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    1. Arent they cute.. they already left the nest... =(

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  15. You've captured the spirits of Spring! I love these gorgeous pictures of yours. So beautiful and pleasant to look at. :) thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  16. You've captured spring so so beautifully :)

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  17. Milkweed is a good, natural beauty treatment for warts on the face and neck

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