My husband borrowed my camera the other day and when I opened up these photos today, I was surprised to see all of his wonderful bird shots.
He must have been outside when he took these because shooting through the glass windows of our breakfast nook seems to distort the photographs. He took these with the Quantaray 70-300 mm lens he got me for my birthday in 2007. It is not a great lens, but for a hundred bucks, it's fine for now.
At first we thought this was a little goldfinch, but what is that red mark on its head?
Same bird with a different view.
And this chubby bird that I don't know what it is has a little seed in his mouth.
There. Now you can see the seed a bit better.
Sorry. I just couldn't resist another George photo.
And now, for a word on Mr. Puppy here.
George is a frisbee catching, stick fetching maniac. Every day he and my husband play and he's becoming quite the fine-tuned athlete. However, do you notice that one side of his mouth is black? See it on this side in this photo? Well, the other side of his mouth is white and that side of his mouth is much more sensitive. George has actually developed a hard callus on his lower lip where he catches the frisbee. And my husband has been treating it with . . . well, um . . . he's been treating it with his own cherry ChapStick. When he puts it on him every evening, George's face puckers up and it's obvious this isn't his favorite flavor.
It's also funny that it's actually working to heal the callus.
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Until tomorrow, my friends . . .