A Delightfully Dismal Day

We’re in the midst of another series of gray days here in the Atlanta area – not too much heavy rain; more like a thick mist.  So, what does one do to turn dismal into delightful? Head outside to take pictures, of course!

I hate to be cooped up indoors, so I ignored the drizzle (I was tempted to say “braved the drizzle”, but that seemed a bit dramatic!) and spread some fresh food for the birds.  Then I grabbed my camera and waited to see who would show up.

The busiest feeder was the one delivered by the Bird Fairy awhile back.  Not only does it have a large platform that I loaded with tasty treats, it also has a roof so the birds can stay somewhat dry while they eat.


Male Northern Cardinal


Tufted Titmouse


Carolina Wren munching on a mealworm – they love them!

Seed thieves of the bushy-tailed variety were also quick to perch and feast.  I’m fairly certain the squirrels in my backyard are deaf, as they don’t pay the slightest attention to my loud and violent threats!


Our Camellia bush, a popular hideout for the birds, has started blooming.  This pink blossom really popped in the overcast conditions.  I know this flower picture interrupts the flow of the post, but hey, it made me smile and I wanted to share it – I guess that’s poster’s prerogative.


The seed stump also saw a good bit of bird traffic today.  My hubby and son (with the aid of my daughter’s truck) lugged this back from a neighbor’s yard about a year ago when he chopped down a large tree.  With a couple of modifications, it has made an amazing feeder.


White-throated Sparrow


Male Eastern Towhee

Female Northern Cardinal

Female Northern Cardinal

I guess even days that are gray and dismal can be great and delightful; though I have to confess – this weather really is for the birds!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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8 Responses to A Delightfully Dismal Day

  1. aussiebirder says:

    That’s good Kathy, braving the drizzle often pays off with good birding opportunities, it does for me. Love your little bird pics, the drizzle doesn’t perturb them:-)

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Thanks for taking on the drizzly challenge to bring us these beautiful photos, Kathy!

  3. Jodi says:

    so much beautiful activity on a gray day! and even a beautiful pop of Pink!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your photos always make me smile! 😊 And I loved the bright pink flower! 💖💕

  5. I love those cardinals! Whenever I visit the US I hope I’ll see one. I’ll be there next week – fingers crossed!

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