Let's go see JAS Camellia Trail for ~ Outdoor Wednesday

Friday I wondered into the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens in hopes of doing a little bird watching for the Great Backyard Bird Count and as I started down the trail I became completely mesmerized. The fragrance hit me first then all the Camellia's that are still blooming. I thought I was too late to really get to enjoy any blooms but boy was I pleasantly surprised. Come join me in this beautiful Garden that is being created in honor of one of Savannah's very own ...
No one was more influential in establishing camellia interest in America during the first half of the 20th century that Judge Arthur Solomon from Savannah, Georgia. While many other contributed much to this cause, the Judge was clearly a man amongst men that had a vision far beyond his own lifetime. As a long standing County Commissioner, Judge Solomon made it his personal agenda to lead efforts to beautify the public green space in his home community. All across Chatham County and Savannah are evidence of the Judge’s vision and dream. Camellias, azaleas, and oleander that he was responsible for planting still excite gardeners today. The primary centerpiece of Judge Solomon’s dream was to inspire generations yet to be born with the beauty of nature, especially with his beloved camellias. It is with this foundation in mind that the Southeastern Camellia Society is honored to have our flag ship camellia collection at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens in Savannah officially named  Judge Arthur Solomon Camellia Trail
 Southeastern Camellia Society Facebook page
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Mr & Mrs Painted Bunting came for a visit for this years Bird Count

I did not get a picture of her but he hung around for about 15 minutes. Sorry about the pictures I was shooting through a tinted window .. I have never seen a Painted Bunting this early in the year. They were a welcomed surprise.. The sun is still shining here it was a perfect weekend for bird watching. I have been cleaning out flowerbeds which is early for me. I normally would wait till after St Patrick's day hope I'm not screwing up ..
here's my list for just one day of the count ~
Red-tailed Hawk2
Mourning Dove4
Great Horned Owl3
Red-bellied Woodpecker2
Pileated Woodpecker3
Blue Jay3
Carolina Chickadee3
Tufted Titmouse4
Carolina Wren6
Eastern Bluebird6
Northern Mockingbird3
Chipping Sparrow5
Savannah Sparrow13
Northern Cardinal9
Painted Bunting2 Confirmed
Red-winged Blackbird3
Brown-headed Cowbird9
House Finch15
American Goldfinch4

isn't he beautiful !
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.

~ Carly Simon

What beautiful songs the birds are singing this Sunday morning. Are you listening ? Are you counting ? I am doing both but I'm not getting many pictures everyone seems to be a little camera shy, time I walk back in the house 3 big blue jays and a red belly woodpecker show up at the feeders .. I guess they are watching and listening also this morning. Don't forget today is the last day for the Great Backyard bird count so get outside, start counting and have a beautiful day..

Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

A week's worth of sunshine and the Great backyard bird count

isn't this picture fabulous it is part of the wonderful group of pictures that was submitted last year during the Great backyard bird count which is happening again this coming weekend. You can see all of the past entries here .. GBBC Gallery's there are lots of amazing shots...The entire website is filled with great information if you are interested in bird watching , feeding, or doing the count you will love this site GBBC .. Our local event is being held at Fort Pulaski National Monument which has great trails, lots of trees, brush and is surrounded by salt water. The weather here has been beautiful sunshiny days all week and the weekend is going to be just as pretty it is going to be perfect for the bird count! I hope each of you will take at least 15 minutes this weekend to do the count in your own backyard or with your community and enter your findings into the Great backyard bird count .

It will not only help
scientist to document the complex distribution and movements of many species in a short period of time it will do wonders for your piece of mind... by just being quite and enjoying the beauty around you .. Relax, enjoy and share those great pictures..

Have an awesome day everyone
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Feeling angels all around me on this beautiful Sunday morning

~ Jean Paul Richter
Here comes the sunshine .. 
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! 
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

Springtime is coming, Springtime is coming, Springtime is coming,

Good News! General Beau Lee did NOT see his shadow! Spring is just around the corner and I'm so looking forward to my sunny warm south again!

Happy Groundhog day everyone
Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry