Thursday, January 24, 2013

I’ve been aware of the time going by

They say in the end it’s the wink of an eye

And when the morning light comes streaming in

You’ll get up and do it again.


I heard that old Jackson Browne song on the way to work this morning and it’s been running through my head all day long. It’s pretty, and I used to love Jackson Browne.

I had nothing today as far as photos to share with you. So to amuse myself this evening, I posted a single photo I took during each month of 2012. After the first three, I realized I had a bird thing going on, so I kept the photos strictly to birds. I should make my own calendar. Ha.


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Female cardinal



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Black-capped chickadee



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MARCH 2012

Tufted titmouse



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APRIL 2012

Downy woodpecker



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MAY 2012

Eastern bluebird, male



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JUNE 2012

Northern mockingbird



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JULY 2012

Juvenile house finch



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Ruby-throated hummingbird, female



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Black-capped chickadee



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Hairy woodpecker



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Male cardinal




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Sharp-shinned hawk


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Hope you liked.


There’s some snow a-coming.


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Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! You should make a calendar , Papa and I did calendars for family for Christmas and one for our selves of our photos ! Snow coming here tomorrow all day for us to ! Have a good evening !

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos!

Chrissykat said...

Lovely lovely lovely shots!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

My favorite Jackson Browne song. Absolute favorite.

Of course you should make a calendar. These are fantastic.

Michelle said...

Oh my, yes. You should do a calendar. All the photos are lovely, but May's made me catch my breath!

Christie - Fine Lines said...

That little house finch looks pretty happy!!

Low Tide High Style said...

You should make a calendar...gorgeous shots!


Anonymous said...

That hawk looks so regal. I have a love hate relationship with hawks. I know it is the whole circle of life thing, but I hate that they think my birdfeeders are their personal buffet. My poor little birdies.

Debbie from Illinois

JaneK said...

Love it! You SHOULD make a calendar for real.....
Not that you asked my opinion but May pic is my mostest fave followed by August then September then all the wonderful rest :-)

Candace said...

Wow, they are all great! You do birds so well and have such a variety. I love watching and photographing birds lately, too, but our varieties are so different here in AZ.

GailO said...

Love, Love, Love!

Isn't that female cardinal so beautiful? I do think she surpasses the mr.

It seems the only photos of my own that I print is into a calendar which I make for myself and as gifts each year. I can't tell you how much I enjoy looking at it each just makes me feel good:) You should make that calendar or print them all up for a wonderful display!

mudmaven said...

I absolutely love all of these photos - especially the cardinals - I miss them more than any of the other birds. Colorado has gorgeous birds too, but .... no cardinals. A calendar of your bird photos would be a total treasure! Love that JB song too. Stay warm and dry. ~chris

Barbara said...

These are gorgeous!

Caroline said...

I liked that VERY much...especially the hawk!! How cool!!!

christopher said...

Yes...a very nice calendar indeed.

And I remember the Jackson Browne days too.

Anonymous said...

These are portraits, as great as any I've seen...and the subjects just happen to be birds. Their personalities and grace are in the photos; I so love them.

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Jamie said...

I vote make a calendar. Love the photos.

Connie in Hartwood said...

Another vote for a Kate Calendar!

Your photo of the hawk is mesmerizing!!

MrsB said...

Yes, you should do a calendar. I'd buy one.

Debra R said...

Your photography is always fabulous! Thanks for the generous eye candy today. Lovely pics.

Dianne said...

you should do a calendar
these shots are gorgeous

Karen said...

Such a beautiful song... always loved Jackson Browne.. brings back such.. youthful! memories.

Love the hawk, wow! although I know he was stalking

The Weaver of Grass said...

I did indeed like - why not make it as a calendar and sell it for your favourite charity?

abb said...

Just stunning! Indeed, it would make for a beautiful calendar.
Yup snow's a coming. I woke up to the most spectacular red-orange sunrise. And you know that old saying: "Red sky at morning, sailor take warning."
It's the weekend! YIPPEE!

The JR said...

I still love that man, had his 8 tracks, then records, and now cd's

Daryl said...

what a cool idea ...

Carolynn Anctil said...

Tell me when it's available. I would buy a copy.

May...*sigh* That one made my heart flutter.

A Glowing Ember

beth said...

hello bird whisperer you....
these are soooooo beautiful....

i hope your weekend is equally as beautiful !!!

CarlaHR said...

Kate, I enjoy your blog and read it regularly - I am one of the 'lurkers' although I have commented a few times.
My husband simply loves your December picture. I went on your etsy shop site to see if it was for sale but it says you are on holiday.

Tammy said...

I love the bird photos you take - you definitely should make a calendar, I'd buy it!!

Anonymous said...

I like the red cardinals. We don't have red cardinals in Europe.
Have a nice weekend, gr. Hanny.

Reena said...

They are all great but love that October hairy woodpecker and the colors! Also, I'm wondering if the hawk that visits me is a sharp-shinned hawk vs a Cooper's? What do you think on my last post???

Meg McCormick said...

You *should* do a calendar! And maybe some notecards, too. Those are absolutely lovely.

Sabrina Steyling said...

Gorgeous photos! You should DEFINITELY make a calendar! All the birds are beautiful, but my favorite is the Eastern Bluebird because of his vibrant blue hue (LOL), followed a close second by the male cardinal for his equally vibrant red. I think I heard a cardinal's song in the air a day or two ago, and had to pinch myself because I thought I was dreaming. I hope I wasn't, of course, because I am more than ready to put this cold winter behind me and enjoy some spring!

Kerri Farley said...

Yes you should ..... these are awesome!
and they make my heart sing (and it needs a song right now)

Lisa Gordon said...

Kate, these are wonderful! I especially love the hummingbird. Perfect capture.

Have a great weekend!

Pauline in Brantford said...

The female cardinal is so regal...just love it!!! Made me smile and its nice to start a day with a smile. All the best.

Pauline in Brantford

JC said...

Liked .. I loved it.

Thank you for making my morning. Nothing like having coffee and seeing the world through your eyes.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend with George .. and your H too of course.


Gayle said...

All are so grand! Since we have no cardinals in the west, they always call to me.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love them all, but the bluebird is my favorite! May is my favorite month and I am anxiously awaiting it!
A calendar is a great idea--you should do one for next year!

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mrs mediocrity said...

You should have a calendar, your bird photos are the best! Love the bluebird shot, I am looking forward to their return!

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Nellie said...

I don't know how I missed this post! Should you decide to go for a calendar, let m know. I'll be sure to buy one!

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Mary said...

Yes, please, on the calendar. It would be awesome!!! Love Jackson Browne. "Late For the Sky" is my fave. :)

Lili said...

You do have a way with capturing those birdies. All of them are wonderful, but jan, june and oct. all spoke to me. xo

Lili said...

Oops,meant to say jan. JULY and oct.!

Bluebird49 said...

Love Jackson Brown~Love seeing all these beautiful pictures including your hubby! I don't know how I missed this post--but I'm glad I scrolled down! I'd love to see you do a calendar--but I know you're busy, busy~hugs!

dawnymarieeeee said...

LOVE Jackson Browne - have since I was sixteen (and I am now 56) he played in our small town recently and I cannot believe I missed it - have seen him many times - he is incredibly handsome and talented too

dawnymarieeeee said...

btw - the photos are beautiful - my husband LOVES hummingbirds - thank you for the happy post

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