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07/10/2016

Our new bird feeder and other stuff



1. On Sunday morning, I was enjoying my coffee, croissant and newspaper when I heard someone knocking on the front door. There were some Great Tits, one of them pecking at one of the flower pots. Right, it's time to hang the bird feeder! Here it is. According to the tweets, it became immediately very popular. More photos coming soon.






2. Yes, autumn is closing in - and it's so pretty.














3. I love browsing catalogues... you know, those old-fashioned, printed ones. In autumn they look especially attractive. This is where my son buys his shirts:






4. The correspondent of My Woodland Garden in Italy has sent some photos. The sunrises are beautiful there too. Plus soon you can grow your own olives in Northern Italy as well. :)











Crataegus azarolus



5. ♫ Christmas Eve is coming soon ♫... and the first pair of woollen socks is getting ready. I make mainly rather simple ones, while watching TV, speaking of which,...





... Kerry Howard was a wonderful "Young Hyacinth". :)


Source: BBC



Sharing with Amy's Five on Friday
and wishing you all a great weekend!






EDIT: I just had to add two more images. First: The October issue of one of my favourite garden magazines is particularly beautiful. Thank you, Kotipuutarha!




Second: The Windows 10 lock screen image was today particularly beautiful as well. The Temple of Saturn is one of the most fascinating sites I know. Thank you, Microsoft! :)


Photo: Marco Romani - Getty Images



36 comments:

  1. Ei ole syksyn tunnelman voittanutta ! (No paitsi joulutunnelma tietenkin :) Ihanat kuvat.

    If I were a little bird I would make that cute cottage my new home :)

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  2. Ihanat kuvat! Mukavaa viikonloppua.

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  3. Lovely little birdhouse-I'm sure the birds appreciate it! The autumn scenes are lovely with the great colors. I can crochet and tried to teach myself to knit several times, but it just didn't sink in :(

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  4. Beautiful! I can feel autumn in the air! The birds will certainly appreciate such a sweet place to dine and those knitted socks look very cozy! Best wishes for a happy weekend. x Karen

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  5. What a cute little birdhouse feeder!

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  6. Suloinen lintukoto ja niin kauniit kuvat.

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  7. The new bird feeder is so cute! And it sounds like the birds are loving it. Your autumn pictures are really lovely, as are the shots from Italy also.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos! I admire your skill...and your skill in sock making, too! Happy Weekend!

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  9. Beautiful bird feeder. I really enjoyed seeing your Autumn photos and a glimpse from Italy too. I like to browse Autumn catalogues they can be quite inspirational.

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  10. How cute! What a fun bird feeder, I'm sure the birds will love it. Great photos as always. :-)

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  11. Sara you are sure keeping yourself busy! I'm sure the little birdies are enjoying the beautiful bird house! Your italian corresponsant takes lovely pictures as well! Complimenti!

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  12. Fall is in the air and I'm loving it! I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/10/tea-time-fall-foliage-and-demelza-10716.html

    Colletta

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  13. I'm not surprised the birds loved your new feeder! It's so pretty and bright! I loved seeing autumnal photos from your part of the world and from Italy!

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  14. Yes autumn is here and your photos are stunning of it. Wish I was with you on Christmas eve, those socks, simple or not look warming x

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  15. Beautiful pictures. I love your birdhouse. Glad the birds enjoyed their new feeder.

    Happy Five on Friday

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  16. What an adorable birdhouse, very welcoming appearance for the birds. We are up north for our Canadian Thanksgiving and I could sit by the window all day looking at the fall leaf colours on the ski hill up the road. My daughter said deer often wander on their street and I''m wondering about an encounter while walking Topaz early in the morning. Could be interesting!
    My mother knit all of my father's socks but I didn't pick up her talent, yours look quite comfy even in the early stage.
    Have a good weekend Sara. xx

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  17. Some beautiful photos. I'm like you. The sock knitting season has started. Have a great weekend :) B

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  18. Adorable little bird feeder! Autumn is moving slowly where I live, but it is hinting! Love the colors of fall you found. I knit a little and have never tried socks ... you go!!!! Happy Friday!

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  19. Totta, postimyyntikuvastojen selaaminen on juuri syksyisin ihan parasta! :) Ja voihan Hyacinth! :) Katsoin ensimmäisen jakson nuoresta Hyacinthista, mutta jotenkaan se ei kolahtanut samalla tavalla kuin alkuperäinen. Ehkä pitää antaa vielä toinen mahdollisuus. Mukavaa viikonloppua!

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    1. Niin, yleinen mielipide taitaa olla ettei tässä olisi aineksia sarjaan. Oli ihanaa seurata Hyacinthia esittävää näyttelijää, mutta muut hahmot eivät minusta olleet erityisen kiinnostavia eikä käsikirjoitus kovin kummoinen.

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  20. Mitä kaikkea ihanaa syksyyn kuuluukaan, lintulauta ja uudet vaatteet ja haikeat muistot Italiasta! Upeaa syksyn aikaa!

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  21. The bird feeder is so cute ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  22. Voi miten sulkku lintujen ruokintamökki. Minäkin tahtoisin tuollaisen! Kauniit harmaat villasukat. Onpa poikasi tyylikäs! Ikävää miten vähän noita paperikuvastoja enää saa, rakastin niitä aikoinaan. Minä olen jo ihan jouluttelufiiliksissä täällä :)

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    1. Hei! Lintulauta löytyi (Outokummun) Tokmannilta. Se on ilmeisesti vanhempaa mallistoa, koska nettisivu ei näyttänyt sitä liikkeen valikoimassa. Olin todella onnellinen löydöstäni. :)

      Jos katsot kuvaa tarkkaan, näet että vihreä "reunalauta" on kulmista avoin. Minusta se ei ollut hyvä, joten nopeimpana ratkaisuna kiersin laidan mustalla mailateipillä. Toistaiseksi on kestänyt ihan hyvin.

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  23. That's a very cute feeder! The little birds in my yard like are quite vocal when they're hungry too ... good thing because I sometimes neglect to fill the feeder in time. Lovely images of fall both in this post and the previous post. You live in a beautiful area. Those socks look lovely and warm, socks is something I still have to try. Happy weekend!
    Wendy

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  24. Kiitos kauniista kuvista! Söpö lintulauta;-)) Hyvää viikonloppua

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  25. Beautiful and lovely! We have an old bird feeder on the almond tree. I think I will renovate it a bit. :) Have a lovely weekend!
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  26. I knitted a pair of socks for my husband (ex) years ago. I didn't know about checking the gauge, and they came up to his knees. Haven't tried knitting since.

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  27. Such a sweet little bird feeder. Autumn is looking lovely around the world ... except here in the desert where everything looks pretty much the same most of the time.

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  28. The bird feeder is so cute. I have quite a few bird feeders and go through bird seed like crazy. Your autumn photos are great. I do not knit but do a lot of embroidering and some crocheting (the granny square)of afghans. I really enjoyed this post very much. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  29. That is such a cute bird feeder, lovely to see.
    Thank you for once again sharing some amazing photographs.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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  30. Totta, minunkin tulisi kohta kaivaa lintulaudat esille! Vielä taitaa olla luonnossa linnuille syötävää, mutta kohta sekin loppuu, ainakin meillä on pihlajat jo syöty melkein tyhjiksi.
    P.S. Ihana blogibanneri! :)

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  31. Hei pitkästä aikaa!! Kertakaikkiaan ihania kuvia. Tuosta lintulaudasta tuli inspiraatio tehdä jokin saman tyyppinen. Meilläkin ruokitaan lintuja ja mikä sen mukavempaa kuin katsella niitä kauniilla lintulaudalla.

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    1. Kiitos, Kyllimarjaana! Ihanaa kuulla sinusta pitkästä aikaa! Pidämme paljon tuosta lintulaudasta. Tänään se kiinnitettiin ohuen metallitangon varaan. Aikaisemmin se riippui metallitolppaan kiinnitetystä aisasta ja oravat kiipeilivät tolppaa ylös ihan leikiten ja keinuttivat laudalta siemenet maahan.
      Postaathan taas pian tunnelmallisia luontokuviasi! <3

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  32. More amazing images. I love your photos Sara.
    What a beautiful little bird feeder. I have never seen one like this before and I love it!! Great idea knitted socks for Christmas gifts.
    Have a brilliant week and weekend :)x

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  33. Bird feeder is awesome! I also love first pair of socks you made ♥♥♥

    Thank you for sharing these images!They made my heart warmer and happier ♥♥♥ I love Autumn in details like you capture in each time♥

    Big hugs

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