Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Back yard shenanigans


Over the past couple of weeks I’ve captured quite a lot of goings on in my backyard.

My husband gets all the attention, but I’m more beautiful if you take the time to look.

These are the kinds of things I never got to watch when I was going to work every day.

I should take some of this back to the missus.

The kinds of things I always imagined were going on and wished I could wittness for myself.

This place has the best drinks.

So I’m feeling quite lucky that I’m around to enjoy the fun stuff happening right outside my windows.

I swear this kid eats like a horse.

I hope you feel lucky to see it all too.

It can stop raining any time now.

In fact, I don’t have more words to fill the spaces, so I’ll just pile on the images.

Pink brings out my feminine side.

I’m sure you won’t mind.

Do you think this peanut is too big for my mouth?


I’m just a kid, can someone tell me where the best diners are?
No tree is going to outshine my colors!
My preferred food does not appear to be in the feeder lady!
You’re going to fix that – – right?
Well if I’m going to be ignored I’ll just turn my back on you… you’re watching, right?
A mother’s work is never done.
Doing my pilates.
I’m ready for my post-workout massage now.

I hope you are grinning now. I do every day, there’s always something going on out there.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

32 thoughts on “Back yard shenanigans

  1. The photos are great, but your captions are a riot!


  2. These are fabulous!!! Yes, you’re fortunate to be able to watch the antics of these critters, and we’re fortunate to be able to see them through your lens. I love that squirrel “bro-chillin'” on your deck!


  3. you squirrel is quite the little ham!


  4. Excellent post! Your pictures and captions are so spot-on. What is the tree with the pink edged leaves? It’s gorgeous! Whatever it is, wonder if it would survive here in northeast Tennessee.


  5. I especially love the rose breasted grosbeak captions! Awesome pictures and post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful yard with us.


  6. Wow, you have quite the diversity of birds in your yard.


  7. Great Shenanigans! Fabulous shots!


  8. Fun! You have quite a variety of birds!


  9. All the shots are incredible BUT I do love a good KhollieBird!


  10. Beautiful photos! Happy 4th of July weekend.


  11. Dawn these are all so wonderful! That Rose Breasted Grosbeak cocking his head! The baby crow being fed! Love them all! ❤


  12. You have had lots of visitors & you managed some outstanding photos! Thanks for sharing.


  13. I am smiling! Beautiful, beautiful. And how I love those fledglings.


    • Aren’t they fun? Today I had a family of titmice, a whole bunch of “little” ones asking mama for food. She just ate her peaut and flew away. They all followed. About time they learned to eat for themselves I guess. The crow family was here too this morning. Baby (who is bigger than one of the adults now) asked to be fed but was ignored and he eventually pouted and went and got some seed on his own.

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