Monday, January 28, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - Week four

This week most of my happy moments have been in and around home mainly due to the weather.

I was pretty pleased and happy that in the hour we'd chosen to do the RSPBs Great Big Garden Bird Watch, which was on Saturday from 10.25a.m. - 11.25a.m.,  the colourful little chap* below decided to visit and not only to visit but to eat from the feeders too.  Not a bad photo to say I took it through a window!


It was great to get out and about on Thursday for a much needed leg stretch (see my last post) around the lakeside  and gardens  at Trentham especially as the lakeside walk has been closed to visitors since Friday because of the weather.


I was also quite pleased to have spotted and photographed the huge icicle below on the side of the greenhouse before it melted away.


Last but not least I bought some cheerful and colourful tulips at half price from Tesco!



Link to the blog where  '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.

* edit - I should have mentioned that the bird is a male bullfinch

30 comments:

  1. No wonder those beautiful Tulips made you happy!
    Have a lovely week!
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are pretyy aren't they? Hope you have a lovely week too:)

      Delete
  2. Beautiful bird. Is it a bullfinch?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is a male bullfinch - its bright pink breast really stood out in the snow:)

      Delete
  3. The most simple pleasures give happiness don't they? Great close up of the bird! I think I like varigated tuplis most of all. I hope you find lots more happy things throughout the week.x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There were several colours in the shop but they just appealed to me:)

      Delete
    2. I meant to write tulips!!!

      Delete
    3. Tuplis sounds like a nice flower too:)

      Delete
  4. Love the bird photo. The good thing about the trees having no leaves is that you get a better look at the wildlife.
    June

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's true - the tree it's in is a tamarisk and in spring it is pink so the bullfinch would have disappeared in it:)

      Delete
  5. I too have a lovely bunch of Spring flowers making me smile - love the little dicky bird xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are lovely aren't they? We very rarely get bullfinches but he came back twice and the second time he brought his girlfriend with him:)

      Delete
  6. Those tulips are lovely Rosie. Spring flowers always make me happy. I've just noticed some daffodils pushing their way up in my front garden!
    Patricia x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't it wonderful when you see the shoots of spring flowers coming up in the garden:)

      Delete
  7. Great bird photo. Lovely tulips too. Have a good week x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Abby - hope you have a good week too:)

      Delete
  8. I do love your photos, the little bird is SO sweet and such a great photo through the window. Isn't lovely to have a splash of colour in winter when everything else seems dull, grey and well very chilly? Those tulips are so cheery.
    Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Anne - yes we certainly need some colour at the moment:)

      Delete
  9. Wow! Great photo of the bullfinch - we have plenty of greenfinches feeding in our garden, but seldom see a bullfinch any more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you have greenfinches as they have been in decline for a few years now. We saw one over the weekend plus the male and female bullfinch:)

      Delete
  10. Lovely happies, you took a great photo of the bullfinch. I just had to google Trentham Gardens as I vaguely remember visiting there in the late 60's when I was very young!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jay! I see from your comment below you spent your childhood in Staffordshire. Trentham Gardens have changed so much in the last few years:)

      Delete
  11. I just went back to read your post about Mow Cop (2008) as this is another place I remember so well from a childhood in Staffordshire. I'll be reminiscing all day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you enjoyed seeing the photos:)

      Delete
  12. I am a little envious to see your bullfinch. We get them sometimes in March up at Cranberry Cottage. It is always a joy to see them.

    The ice and snow is beautiful but I am glad the ice has melted away now. It is safer to go outside.

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

    P.S. - Stop by my blog to see the latest book review. I think you might like this book too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He's been back several times since I took the photo which is a surprise as we rarely see them. I'll pop over and have a look at your recommendation:)

      Delete
  13. Rosie, how wonderful to come here and find you so Happy!
    Your bird is so exotic looking, compared to our dull sparrows...I hope you are well and I will be back, soon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We have dull sparrows here too! Great to see you back blogging again Sissy:)

      Delete