Lens-Artists #94: At Home

This week, Amy has challenged us to show photos we have taken at home.

During this almost six weeks of sheltering in place I find myself spending more and more time outside appreciating the natural beauty all around me.

First day lily of the season
Second day lily of the season

We’ve had many birds at our feeder this spring – chickadees, house finches, cardinals, hummingbirds and others. My favorite is a pair of painted buntings that come by every day. So far I’ve only been able to get photos of the male.

Male Painted Bunting

The cardinals hang around under the feeder in hopes of finding fallen seeds.

Male cardinal searching for seeds under the bird feeder

Monarch butterflies are continuing to come through the garden. I haven’t found any more caterpillars and the milkweed they stripped is coming back strong with new growth.

I  first spotted a Monarch Chrysalis in my garden about three weeks ago. I’ve been checking on it several times a day and after 14 days I realized this one was not going to make it.

Monarch chrysalis day 16

Being at home for six weeks has made me realize how much I have to be grateful for. I am so grateful to live in a home where I can go outside into my yard to enjoy the natural world. I’m grateful I can keep in touch with friends and family who are far away. I’m grateful for my health and the health of my family and friends. I’m grateful I am physically able to get out and exercise in the fresh air.

Many thanks to Amy for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – At Home

Inspired by Discover Prompt Grateful.

28 thoughts on “Lens-Artists #94: At Home

  1. Excellent photos. Like ’em. We’ve been ‘in’ for about six weeks, too. It’s almost a treat to go outside, which I do daily, weather permitting, for a walk of some sort.

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  2. I’m grateful for your lovely post Beth – and insanely jealous of your buntings. My next door neighbor feeds them and gets many but I’ve yet to see one although she calls me over when they’re about. I REALLY want a photo of one!!! Loved your PMA (positive mental attitude) this week.

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  3. Beautiful photos! We’re also very grateful for a backyard that attracts a profusion of birds and butterflies. We’re still hoping for Painted Buntings. 🙂

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  4. All beauties! And what a lovely yard you must have – jealous of your lovely birds! I too am very grateful for so much, and even more these days. I agree it helps being outdoors to keep sane. And colours!

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  5. Glad you are well and enjoying your home ground because you have some beautiful visitors right there at home. I’m guessing though that you’re looking for a time to move a little further out just like I am as soon as it is safe to do.

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