Those of you who visit my blog with any frequency are well aware of my love affair with my yard. Most especially, I love my feathered friends. They delight me throughout every single day. Their lovely songs, especially in the early hours of the day, drown out any human sounds that tend to invade the air. Their antics bring smiles and laughter to me. The gorgeous array of their colors is exhilarating and sometimes downright intoxicating. On very rare occasions I even get to touch them. That is usually when one is injured and requires a little TLC from someone who cares.
This year is no different than any other with one exception. I have a real camera. And that has opened up a whole new world to me. I can zoom in or out and then crop on the fly. It is a rare time that I am outside without it. I am not much of a photographer but when it comes to snapping shots of nature, I am very avid about it; enough so that I will just keep on taking shots until I get it right. And, it is so much fun. (:^)
I have folders and folders of pictures I have taken in the last few weeks, so as usual, I want to share them here. With you. Hmmmm. Where to start.
Well, how about my little hummingbirds?
Here’s one at the feeder. And one perching on a branch in one of the maples.
Out hopping about around the chicken coop, was a rather large rabbit.
And, we can’t leave out the squirrels, can we? We have a herd, almost. Uh, yeah. A LOT. Ha Ha
And then there are all the woodpecker varieties, included here are the red-bellied, a downy and maybe a hairy.
The last two are REALLY hard to tell apart other than body and beak size, but at a distance, it isn’t easy.
In that same branch where the humming bird was perching, there are a lot of birds that hang out there as you can see.
And, I just have to throw in this picture of the echinacea at the bottom of the steps to my deck. Can you believe all the blooms????? BLOWS MY MIND.
Well, that is it for now. I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did taking them. And don’t forget, if you click on the pictures, they will open up for better viewing!
Another day has just dawned. I was just out on the deck as the sun came up and all of my birds are filling my yard with their songs. So pleasant. Father blesses us abundantly with his creatures. That joy it brings wells up inside of me every single day. Wow!