On Saturday morning, we took a drive to nearby Amish country to get a few needed items and I brought the long lens with me, hoping to get some photos from the car. Although we saw plenty of horses and buggies, and children along the road . . . it’s still difficult shooting from a moving car through the windshield.
It wasn’t until I got home and found a nice spot in the sunshine that I really began to appreciate this lens.
I took the camera manual outside with me to read, while I waited for the little birds to appear. Eventually, a little tufted titmouse landed on the picnic table right in front of me.
This is a noisy little bird, and not shy in the least.
The cardinals are shy.
This female was waaaay up at the top of the tree.
A red-bellied woodpecker on one of my husband’s many suet feeding cages. The bird looks small here, but this is actually a big cage (and a big bird). I think I mentioned before that my husband keeps the suet feeders double-caged in order to deter the squirrels.
I love lacy branches against the blue of the sky and they frame this little tufted tit mouse very well, I believe.
This week is another busy one at school where I work. Only two more weeks left and then it’s vacation time for me until after the New Year.
I look forward to this vacation so much because I love the cold weather and I usually love the holiday season. I say usually because well, sometimes it’s just depressing is all. I haven’t even begun to decorate yet, but I think that once I do, I’ll really begin getting into it.
What I don’t want to get into though, is all the buying hype. It would be so nice to just keep Christmas simple . . .
Like the birds do.
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Isn't it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for
- I don't know what exactly, but it's something
that you don't mind so much not having at other times.
~Kate L. Bosher