Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Stills...Beauty in the Beast

 Pestilential wild roses....verminous, but very green



Thistle

 Common Grackle, stealer of eggs and nestlings

 Nasty garlic mustard, an invasive, alien weed

Box Elder Samaras, a native, but very weedy tree
 
Cow birds and an English sparrow stealing seeds

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14 comments:

dickiebo said...

C'mon now! ENGLISH birds do not STEAL! How slanderous is this? lol.

threecollie said...

Dickiebo, lol, I call them Sassenachs

joated said...

Love the fact that you needed just one word for "Thistle." With those spines showing in the photo, there's no need for more unless it be: "Ouch!"

Floridacracker said...

Seedy characters,the lot of them.

Ed said...

Well done, I hate it when the plain jane birds get all the seed from the colourful birds..:-)

WildBlack said...

Cool choices :)

Terry and Linda said...

YOU DID GREAT! I liked the roses...oh how they can grow!


Linda
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P.S. Your exchange with Dickiebo is also a hoot!

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Wow, you seem to have a lot to chose between. Great pictures, and I your comments.

Shirley said...

Plenty of pestiferous pesky things!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done! you are much greener than we are here:)

threecollie said...

Joated, they sure know how to keep themselves off the bovine dinner menu

FC, indeed!

Ed, bad enough the seeds, but the sparrows drive native birds out of their nests and the darned cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds' nests and leave them to raise their young. Not my favorites.

WB, thanks!

Linda, they smell wonderful in bloom and the rose hips are a tasty nibble when you are out working, but they are horrible in the fields and fences.

Eva, thanks! There are a lot of pesky things out there to choose from.

Shirley, a plethora! lol

Far Side, thanks. We are green for this early and I am grateful for the grass it brings.

Cathy said...

Ah! Yes! Beauty in the Beast.

Oh the garlic mustard. How we all battle it and how it refuses our efforts.

This was fun.

Now I'm headed out to battle the beast :)

Linda said...

Dickiebo's comment made my day! Great shots.

henrygl said...

Indeed very inviting green and great shots