May postcard

May is the time of birdsong and golden light.

A visitor dropped by – flew straight into the kitchen

And demanded coffee with a merry song.

Goldfinch

As the sun sets later and later,

Its golden light paints everything

With honeyed tones

Glittering jetty

And is the perfect background

For a friend’s dog shaking herself dry

After an evening dip.

Shake it copy

As for Oscar — he loves contemplating

A May sunset …

But no prizes for guessing

What he did next.

Yes – he went for a swim. After all, who could resist?

Sun dog

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92 responses

  1. The Great Tit has it had cup of coffee, ha ha. Oscar has it under control, as usual.

    May 19, 2014 at 15:29

  2. Great photos, cute pets! ;)

    May 19, 2014 at 15:29

  3. What a pretty sight in first shot. :) I should leave my kitchen window open.

    May 19, 2014 at 15:34

  4. Oh I LOVE!

    May 19, 2014 at 15:38

  5. Don

    What a joy to have a visitor like that. :)

    May 19, 2014 at 15:50

  6. What a lovely guest!

    May 19, 2014 at 16:00

  7. Ela

    What sweet photos and a lovely guest :)

    May 19, 2014 at 16:05

  8. Wonderful images, beautiful vievs:) Greetings

    May 19, 2014 at 16:21

  9. daryledelstein

    if that bird had visited me it would have flown off before i could lift the camera!

    May 19, 2014 at 16:32

    • It stayed there for at least ten minutes or more!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 19, 2014 at 18:23

  10. Love, love , love your visitor – how funny and sweet! Oscar knows how to have a good time all by his lonesome.

    May 19, 2014 at 16:55

  11. how absolutely beautiful!

    May 19, 2014 at 17:08

  12. Wunderschöne Motive <3

    May 19, 2014 at 17:10

  13. every shot adorable and beautiful!

    May 19, 2014 at 17:15

  14. dianecayton

    What a cute bird photo!!! xox

    May 19, 2014 at 17:28

  15. I love your colorful little guest and I always enjoy seeing the “contemplative” Oscar appreciating his beautiful world!! Breathtaking skies and colors and superb captures as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!

    May 19, 2014 at 17:30

  16. What a beautiful sight and ah Oscar, you make those views much more beautiful❤️❤️❤️❤️

    May 19, 2014 at 17:55

  17. Such lovely golden images and that little bird perched on a glass is amazing!

    May 19, 2014 at 17:58

  18. Beautiful spring scenery! Cute bird shot! I often fear a bird will fly through my windows. How did you get it back out!

    May 19, 2014 at 20:01

    • I just left the doors open. It flew back out via the living room when it was done.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 20, 2014 at 05:38

  19. I have never seen a bird perched on a drinking glass like that! How cool! Always enjoy seeing Oscar, too. :)

    May 19, 2014 at 20:04

  20. A sense of sharing with our animal friends is always a smiley experience. I particularly love shots of Oscar. :-)

    May 19, 2014 at 20:10

  21. What a beautiful series this is, and it is always so nice to see Oscar here. :-)

    May 19, 2014 at 21:01

  22. I know you hear and read this from everyone, but the
    Sat pic is just divine!!!!…:)JP

    May 19, 2014 at 21:15

  23. Such beautiful color in all those photos but the little bird on the glass is magical! If I left my doors open all I would get would be a houseful of mosquitoes and sand flies – and all biting!!

    May 19, 2014 at 21:49

  24. Magic May. And Oscar is the jewel in the crown.

    May 19, 2014 at 22:17

  25. Your pictures tell a story. This post is no exception. Thanks for always transmitting beauty.

    May 19, 2014 at 22:26

  26. Pat

    Beautiful photo series. I love your tiny visitor.

    May 19, 2014 at 23:01

  27. He looks like he is asking for sugar in his coffee?☺ Thanks for the visual delight.

    May 20, 2014 at 00:14

  28. Jim

    How sweet is this!? Love this, Fiona!

    May 20, 2014 at 01:02

  29. Hi! Nice captures. I like the sun set photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

    May 20, 2014 at 01:42

  30. these latest are dreamlike posts! Appreciated. The tiny avian flew to the right person :-)

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    May 20, 2014 at 02:31

  31. oh i will take birdsong with my coffee…i do most days on the back porch as i watch the sun turn the mountain…
    absolutely beautiful view you have…and if we get a few more degrees up i might jump in with your friend….smiles.

    May 20, 2014 at 03:08

  32. I think your feathered friend has been waiting all winter to do that. Wonderful shots LadyFi–as Cloudia said “dreamlike.”

    May 20, 2014 at 03:27

  33. I love waking up to the birds singing.
    Funny thing was this weekend we had a guest from out-of-town and he complained about their ‘racket’ to each his own… LOL

    Truly beautiful shots.

    May 20, 2014 at 05:42

  34. I’m a fan of your photography :)

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

    May 20, 2014 at 05:47

  35. Delightful post! The light is great, the subjects are marvelous.

    May 20, 2014 at 06:07

  36. All good as gold. The visiting bird was a colorful one. I imagined it to be one that I talked about in my post.

    May 20, 2014 at 06:25

  37. Lovely sky shots, the best place for a swim. Love that bird sitting on the coffee cup, it must have been a surprise for you.

    May 20, 2014 at 06:33

  38. I’m always pleasantly impressed by the varying, beautiful views you capture at your lake.
    ~Lindy

    May 20, 2014 at 07:02

  39. indrani

    Wow! Cool captures.

    May 20, 2014 at 07:05

  40. Your little bird wanted a cup of coffee huh? So cute. And like Oscar I would find it hard to resist a swim in that beautiful water — once the weather warms up!

    May 20, 2014 at 07:16

  41. what an absolutely beautiful world you have. have a lovely week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

    May 20, 2014 at 07:27

  42. Nice pictures , full of beauty , this wonderful bird !

    May 20, 2014 at 08:09

  43. The cute little birdie really came into your kitchen!??! He looks so calm on the cup!!!

    May 20, 2014 at 08:20

  44. Wonderful images. Very cute bird.

    May 20, 2014 at 08:35

  45. cute bird and colorful photos :)

    May 20, 2014 at 08:51

  46. What a lovely visitor and a perfect shot! Oscar looks grand with the sunset.

    May 20, 2014 at 10:01

  47. Such beautiful sunset photos.

    May 20, 2014 at 10:55

  48. The visitor is priceless and the sunset is heavenly! The poem is beyond admiration!

    May 20, 2014 at 10:58

  49. What did you use to lure the great tit? :)
    So tame.

    May 20, 2014 at 11:32

    • It just flew in by itself.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 20, 2014 at 16:40

  50. That first picture is Great (!) And I really like the golden light.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    May 20, 2014 at 11:37

  51. Superb captures with wonderful captions!!

    May 20, 2014 at 11:49

  52. Beautiful, beautiful views!

    May 20, 2014 at 11:56

  53. Awesome & uplifting photos!

    May 20, 2014 at 12:39

  54. The bird is so cute! And the sunset … dreamlike! Amazing shots!!!

    May 20, 2014 at 13:22

  55. Your pictures are so amazing! Love the bird sitting on the glass and that amazing sunset.

    May 20, 2014 at 13:23

  56. Did the bird escape safely? My fiancee and I had a bird fly into her kitchen last month and she captured some photos. The bird then flew back into his world :)

    May 20, 2014 at 13:55

    • Yes, the bird flew out after about 10-15 minutes.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 20, 2014 at 16:38

  57. Your photos are so crisp and clear, I feel like I can reach out and splash in the water, too! And I love your banner. I would like to try to make one that changes! How awesome! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

    May 20, 2014 at 15:06

  58. I love all these golden images!! The dog shaking the water from her fur makes me laugh!! I know just how hard it is to get a good shot of that activity!!
    May I make a print of the image of the little bird in the kitchen to send to my Mom, who does not have a computer? I think it would surprise and delight her!!

    May 20, 2014 at 15:39

    • How sweet of you to want to send the bird shot to your mum. Yes please do go ahead and send her a print.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 20, 2014 at 16:35

  59. Gorgeous photography and love Oscar ~ smart dog ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    May 20, 2014 at 15:51

  60. Fantastic! I loved reading this post and looking at your splendid photography. Beautiful begun with the little bird and lovingly ended with the ever sweet Oscar!

    May 20, 2014 at 16:12

  61. Oh, I do love these honeyed tones and agree that these would make perfect postcards!!

    May 20, 2014 at 16:50

  62. So did you capture that gorgeous photo of the bird with your ever present smart phone? LOL…a woman after my own heart.

    May 20, 2014 at 17:20

    • No, it was so calm that I managed to capture it with my big cam.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 20, 2014 at 17:37

  63. Beautiful pictures, love the little bird sitting on the glass !

    May 20, 2014 at 17:46

  64. haha, cute!

    May 20, 2014 at 18:41

  65. Wonderful images!

    May 20, 2014 at 20:42

  66. Great to see Oscar again.Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

    May 20, 2014 at 21:06

  67. I sometimes wonder whether Oscar stays dry for twenty minutes together!

    May 20, 2014 at 22:11

  68. how cool to have a great tit in your kitchen. :)

    May 20, 2014 at 22:59

  69. Wonderful shots. I love the little bird you started with.

    May 21, 2014 at 00:13

  70. Rahul

    True Lady Fi, who can resist to swim in such surrounding:)

    May 21, 2014 at 00:30

  71. Each of these photos is glorious in their own right! My two favorites are the little bird and the big handsome Oscar! (But I love them all!)

    May 21, 2014 at 02:03

  72. Imagine that, a bird actually visited you? Wow! Your lake looks so peaceful and idyllic = a blessing!

    May 21, 2014 at 03:16

  73. Al

    Beautiful photos. I love your kitchen visitor – so cute, and a perfect pose!

    May 21, 2014 at 03:36

  74. Amazing and colorful moments, the first one is extraordinary! I can’t imagine this little guy sipping coffee!

    May 21, 2014 at 06:03

  75. Gorgeous sunset shots here! Always been a fan of your lake shots. The photo of the little visitor was definitely a pleasant surprise!

    May 21, 2014 at 06:58

  76. Beautiful sunset shots! Love the last one with the pup contemplating life.

    May 21, 2014 at 13:36

  77. Beautiful bird and great sunset.

    May 21, 2014 at 17:56

  78. How wonderful to have a little bird fly in your window. I love the dog shaking photo too :)

    May 21, 2014 at 19:18

  79. Lady Fi,
    that last photo of Oscar took my breath away!!!!!!! xx

    May 22, 2014 at 05:28

  80. j’aime ce premier cliché

    May 22, 2014 at 09:21

  81. Wonderful! What a lovely visitor to have coming in through the window of the kitchen! :)

    My Yatra Diary…

    May 22, 2014 at 11:54

  82. I’ve said it before and no doubt I’ll say it again you live in a very beautiful part of the world which you capture so beautifully Fiona.

    May 24, 2014 at 15:32

  83. wonderful may postcard series, wonderful colors and photos, can here the birds singing

    May 25, 2014 at 08:29

  84. onceupona

    What a great picture of that bird. I was just feet from a hawk the other day and no camera- not even my phone! :( Oscar is the best!! Cheers, Danette

    May 25, 2014 at 19:27

  85. Oh what a sweet visitor you had at breakfast time. It was nice that it stayed long enough for you to get a photo to share with us.

    May 25, 2014 at 21:49

  86. Anonymous

    The first image of the visitor -a bird never goes and stays still for moment where it doesn’t feel safe -testament to the host.

    I missed these, sorry. But am so glad I retraced back to them. Good shtufffs.

    May 31, 2014 at 15:06

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