Open up Your Heart and let the Sun Shine In!
Isn't it just wonderful what sunlight does for everything! For one, it makes the photos much better! The historical migration photos I am documenting this year also have historic lighting due to particulate matter manipulating the light. We have had clouds almost everyday this year after 3 years of mostly no clouds in the sky. But today's photostudy has tons of sunshine and bright green emerald birds! The third wave of birds arrived via the creek. They sounded like a herd of little horses running in the creek as they buzzed on in. Meeting up with the birds that are already here is like some kind of homecoming party! Refreshments are sugar water and flowers. The sprinkler is on for a shower. All bird baths are full and the creek is bone dry. The temperature is still in the nineties. Some of the birds coming back from Canada have already had cold nights. Here at Kates, it is the endless summer. Enjoy!
This is the Memory Garden. I got Mom a big birdbath fountain like she always wanted! Many birds come here daily for a drink and a snack! Remember to put water out if You are in drought areas!
Blue Blue Sky!
See the Sun light on the fence? This is the Hot Spot for the birds. This is a protected, fenced in feeding station for the birds (and squirrels, NOT cats) I have 6 feeders in this garden. (Kates Cabin and front porch are behind the fence). Rain was predicted today, but it is not here!
Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, particularly infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. On Earth, sunlight is filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, and is obvious as daylight when the Sun is above thehorizon. When the direct solar radiation is not blocked by clouds, it is experienced as sunshine, a combination of bright light and radiant heat. When it is blocked by the clouds or reflects off other objects, it is experienced as diffused light. The World Meteorological Organization uses the term "sunshine duration" to mean the cumulative time during which an area receives direct irradiance from the Sun of at least 120 watts per square meter. Sunlight on the skin is an effective source of vitamin D.
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Yes, the bees are still here and eating well. Big surprise for me: With the new birds came several hundred more bees!
Click on link below to see extended photostudy pics in my G+Photo Albums (with slideshow option)-100 sunny photos today. Enjoy!
Link to PhotoAlbum September 10, 2013:
I am sitting on the back porch at Kates and this is the view. The creek is on the other side of the fence. This area is also a fenced in protected feeding station for the birds with all their favorite trees. The birds sleep here by the creek in the tall pine trees.
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time. Wishing sunshine filled days! My friends have started Humming!