For my next Lowe's blog entry the assignment is to create a "short" video illustrating the content of the written entry. 'Short' is a key word in the assignment. My first attempt at a video was way too long. So the thought occurred to post the one that is too long here. The length is about 3:50 minutes as I take you from the circle garden down the tropical pathway. (And I tried to hurry~yikes). I apologize in advance for the jiggly camera. The video is UNSCRIPTED and completely shooting from the hip so please forgive. Again, I will NOT be using this video for my Lowe's entry next week. Although the one I am submitting is UNSCRIPTED as well. (That's what they've asked for.) But now that I've made this video and uploaded it to YouTube I'm wondering why garden bloggers don't do this??? What do you think? It seems like a good way to get to share more of our gardens in REAL time! Anyway... here it is... blemishes and all! Oh, heads up to listen for the Pileated Woodpecker at the start of the film.
While I was working on that clip I also made a short (this one really is) video of the gold finches at the feeders in the way back garden. It's rare that I have my camera while I'm working back there. Have you ever noticed, like I have, the birds are less shy when I'm plodding about the garden than when I'm edging closer to them with my camera? It dawned on me to post the short video of goldfinches here so you could see them too.
The males have molted into their bright yellow breeding plumage and I love to hear them singing away during the day. The American Goldfinch can be found throughout the state until about early May, sometimes later. They've been here since December.
I was relating to the Wild Birds Unlimited Store owner the strange way the goldfinches are AVOIDING the thistle feeders this year. And golly is that food expensive! But they ARE feeding from the feeders with black oil and striped sunflower/safflower/white millet blend. His response was that it is happening everywhere. Strange. Too bad the large bag of thistle food is going to waste. I hope you enjoyed the videos and the stroll through the garden with me. Do you think making an easy video is a good idea to share our gardens??? Meems