These were taken Sunday afternoon in the yard using the 70-300mm lens. The weekend was mostly a gloomy affair, but at one point in the mid-afternoon on Sunday, the clouds parted. And the earth rejoiced.
Well, I rejoiced. And I’m sure a lot of others did as well.
Such a beautiful color blue.
Fooling around with the aperture here. I think it was 5.6.
I was even able to capture my quick-moving feathered friends.
I had just spread out some safflower seeds on the picnic table, hoping to entice the birds to a gourmet treat. Squirrels don’t like these seeds, but a certain tufted titmouse did.
He’s checking them out here.
Then he took one back to the bush and ate it.
But then he came back and did something really cute.
He took a bird bath and I was able to capture his movements. I took several photos but don’t want to bore you to tears so am only sharing a few of them.
He really looks different when he’s wet, doesn’t he?!
Hello, my handsome friend.
My son came outside, bringing his guitar. It was so nice listening to him practice on the guitar while I practiced with the manual mode. He was playing ‘Blackbird’ by The Beatles. I took a recording of it but the tune was so quiet, compared to the birds who were in full throttle, that the video is not worth sharing here. But it was beautiful.
His t-shirt says, “Don’t bother me. I’m workin’ on a case”.
* sigh *
And speaking of sighing . . .
Hope your week is off to a good start. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world ~