Thursday, October 4, 2012

Forysthia and Finches

Our cold nights have brought a color change to our forsythia: leaves are turning a deep eggplant. There are always birds hanging out in it, because it's directly below one of our feeders, but today I noticed that nearly all the regular backyard visitors are there busily picking off the newly forming buds.

With them doing this now, and the juncos doing it in the late spring, it's amazing that we have any blooms at all on the poor plant!

I love all the colors in this photo. The pale stems and the eggplant leaves of the forsythia, the bits of bright yellow on the finch, the bright lime green of the disappearing young bud and the red of the maple behind it bleeding through.


  1. I love the colors in these images Tami! They feel so cheery.

  2. Gorgeous! I love the colors, the softness of the background but nice details of the lovely goldfinches! Great job!

  3. Those are terrific colours indeed. Great shots!

  4. These are beautiful colors, in fact I've never seen this eggplant colour, it's great and the bird shots are really nice within the leaves.