May Day … May Day

here’s wishing you a Happy Tea on Tuesday this first day of May…

inspired by Mother Nature and Dawn of Girl Unwinding with her beautiful Mandala Monday’s

I picked some greenery and blooms (clematis, evening primrose, buttercups and dandelions) with my cup of Earl Grey as a centerpiece to celebrate May Day…

our garden has been atwitter with activity and birdsong…

Jenny and Harvey Wren are feeding little ones in a nest cleverly tucked away in a large flower pot (you can click the pic above to see what the wrens are having for tea)…

we have young Mourning Doves too that are so peaceful…

they freeze like little statues thinking we can not see them…

it is a delight to see the bees buzzing and hear the birds singing on this beautiful day further from winter heading closer to summer here in the Northern Hemisphere…

something odd has been going on in our garden too…

Robins behaving badly …

VERY badly

(do not feel sorry for this Robin the other leg is tucked out of sight)…

they have been relentlessly launching themselves into the glass of our back porch door

and having a poop-o-rama while they are at it…

(untouched photo with a Pixlr frame taken with Mr Magpie’s big camera lens looking over a bridge into a creek)

leaving us shaking our heads wondering when this madness will end...

shame as I always looked forward to the arrival of the Robins in Spring…

“Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating.” ~William Hazlitt

before you go…

there are two wonderful giveaways that you will not want to miss

here and here … blogland is such a generous place


38 responses to “May Day … May Day

  1. Hi Patty. What a lovely idea with the tea cup. Beautiful photos. tfs.
    Regards Florence x

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  2. Wow, that is a lovely tea you are serving up today. I love all the bird pictures, too. I am enjoying all the activity from our winged friends here as well. Lots of nest building and babies learning the ropes. Very busy spring so far! I hate it when they hit the doors. We have poop on our french doors from apparently the same sort of behavior.
    Have a Wonderful May Day and T on T.
    ~Peace

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  3. Happy May Day dear Patty… and I do hope that those little robins start behaving… I love the photo standing on the bridge… and I will think of you when I make my cup of tea tonight…

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  4. this is such a beautiful post. Patty, I’m so jelly of your beautiful garden. It must be lovely to be there and just spend the time.

    We have Mourning Doves here too (though we call them “cuculí”), ours have a bright blue/cyan ring around their eyes. I love the soft sound they make.

    and LOL at the kamikaze Robins.

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  5. Beautiful photos and a lovely Mandala. Have a wonderful May Day – I am now looking forward to finish my working day(lol)

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  6. Gorgeous pictures!!! Simply beautiful… The robins are here as well… not behaving as badly as yours! There was a window impact victim over at the new house yesterday…. they are like “there wasn’t a house even here last time I flew by”!!!

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  7. Could they be seeing a reflection off the glass and think its another robin and they are protecting their territory???

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  8. First, you are up early today. I love your May Day post. I nearly made a bunch of May Day baskets. but I have NO flowers left in my yard after the tulips, Easter lilies, peonies, and iris died. Yours is SO, SO colorful.

    I was wondering what are the pink flowers? Are they the evening primrose? They grow wild by the roadside in Kansas. Hope you are having an awesome Tea Tuesday.

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  9. I forgot to mention. I’ve never seen so many robins in my yard in my life. They are everywhere, and one even built a nest in a cubby of one of the columns on my front porch. They circle and circle and hop around unaware humans could be their enemies. You have also proven I need to wash the glass in my front storm window!! I’m off to add it to my list of to-do items.

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  10. What a glorious welcome to May Patty! I love your nature mandala! Happy May Day! Your photos are just gorgeous. I’ve never seen such young mourning doves though we have several pairs of them nesting somewhere nearby every year.
    Yes those robins can be rascals and yet amusing at the same time. I actually mark my calendar with the first day I see one and the last day I see one in a calendar year, and do the same with the hummingbirds.
    Off to check the giveaway blogs-thanks for sharing them 🙂

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  11. Spring has to be one of the most beautiful seasons in all of Creation….especially in the Northeast! Your pictures are lovely and capture the magic. I feel for you and the “robin situation,” as we have the same problem! Even the window decals don’t help! Have a beautiful week, dear friend!

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  12. Your robins must be related to our house finches…….pooporama and kamakazie flights into the door! I love that you captured the robin with the bad feathers and stunned look on it’s face! I’m still chuckling!!!
    Is it May already? Where did April go? Your post is quite tranquil with blossoms and tea, Patty. And your photography is beautiful (I see you reflected in the tea!).
    Happy May Day to you and Mr Magpie. mwah…….Jan

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  13. Beautiful photos as always Patty. Hmmm, wonder if the Robins are trying to make you use another door so they can build a nest on your porch again? 😀

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  14. Beautiful post Patty, your photos capture the Spring so well! Happy tea day Mx

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  15. Lovely post Patty. It’s so alarming when birds launch themselves into windows. I stopped one by pulling down a shade over the window. Some people say putting up post it’s or something to stop them from seeing their reflection works.

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  16. What beautiful spring photos, dear Patty!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Your kind words put a smile on my heart today!
    Enjoy a lovely week
    Hugs MARTINA oxo

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  17. Beautiful captures as usual- I miss my pink primroses!!! The robin is defending against what he thinks is an intruder. If you can, just cover the glass for a while, so he won’t attack his reflection, make a mess, and possibly do himself damage. A pain, I know…..

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  18. Wonderful photos and perfect for this fantastic May day 🙂

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  19. What gorgeous photos Patty… and I love your gold teacup.

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  20. Sorry to hear about the Robins but it seems that life is always bustling in the gardens around your house. Small blessings.

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  21. Dear patty, OH I would love to pop in for such a beautiful cup of tea – so very lovely you decorated.
    And love your birdies, the clever wren ,and the silly doves 🙂
    So sad with the birds flying into the windows-I experience it also here, and while Mathilde visited,we had to burry one little Redneck that flew against a window in my door! Your photo of the white rose is so stunning dear friend.
    Thankyou for your alwayes beautiful blog,–it makes me feel happy to visit you.
    Love,Dorthe

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  22. these photos are so gorgeous and I loved your tea mandala… just a lovely idea…. it makes me wish we had more of a change of seasons here in Queensland, and that we had Robin’s…. they are quite gorgeous aren’t they… but that peopny took my breath away… thanks for sharing…xx

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  23. Hi, Patty! I found my way here from Linda K’s blog. What gorgeous photos; such a beautiful post. I love hearing the birds singing and seeing all the spring bushes and flowers coming to life. Had to giggle when reading about your “crazy” robins!!

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  24. Lovely! I didn’t realize it was May day…DUH!…until my girl came home with a May Day basket! I remember making and leaving them on the neighbors doors each year. Fun memories!

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  25. Hi Patty,,,what wonderful captures of all the action in your garden.,,,and that shot into the water is fabulous!!! Aren´t you a doll for mentioning my little giveaway….and that other giveaway…holy necklaces….is that a gorgeous piece to adorn yourself with…oh my…..we had a holiday today but tomorrow…back to the rat race. Maybe I´ll go jogging looking for Mr. Bear…..have a nice rest to your Tuesday my dear……………

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  26. Beautiful mandala! Beautiful tea and garden portraits! I can feel the warmth of the sun and the gentleness of your space … Apart from robin madness 🙂

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  27. oo your garden & mandala are so charming and special…your wren pic is perfect! i could never hope to get such a good shot of those quick, little dears…your robins probably think the reflection in the window is an enemy…poor things…so scary when they hit the window…i hang CD’s in my windows to keep the birds from hitting, seems to help here…happy t day, dear patty

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  28. stempelchaotin

    Oh Sweetie what for wonderful photos.
    Wow I love the spring time at you. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  29. oooh naughty robins….the sparrows hit our sliding door and knock them selves out….they have to wake up quick or the dogs get them:( beautiful photos Patty….xxxx

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  30. Cathy Stampone

    Your photos are beautiful! I enjoy following your blog to see those incredible photos. Thanks very much for sharing. We have problems with birds in the spring too esp. the mess they leave for us to clean up on our patio!

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  31. WOW what a lot of beautiful photos, love the birds so much. But all other things are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    xox Anja

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  32. such a gorgeous tribute to May! I love all your beautiful photos and the birds! we love them here!

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  33. Where to start? Your teacup flower arrnagement is gorgeous!!!! The wren photo looks like a Marjolein Bastin painting (she paints wrens a lot) and your badly behaved robins are very photogenic. LoL about “poop-o-rama”. Not laughing about the mess, just your name for it. ha!

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  34. thank you for sharing all the pretties. the birds especially! and i really like the birds’ eye view of the teacup with the petals. happy friday patty!

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  35. Beautiful photos Patty!!! Love the flowers under the tea cup. Nice touch! Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~Sophia

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  36. Oh you have doves in your garden?! Wow! Lucky you! x

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