The heat wave finally broke in the form of a vicious storm that blew through Friday around dinnertime. It downed trees, and took out power but when it was all over, cooler temperatures prevailed.
On Saturday morning before I started my chores, I sat out on the patio where I took pictures of the birds while having my coffee. I could not have done this on Friday, because the heat and humidity – even very early in the morning – was absolutely oppressive.
A male hairy woodpecker above.
And a mockingbird. I had no idea their eyes were golden until I viewed this image.
And my noisy little friend, the tufted titmouse.
I caught some wing action from a little chickadee, but it was pretty blurry.
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The other thing I got into is Instagram.
Instagram is a free camera app available for iPhone and Android. It’s pretty fun, and so easy to take pictures because I always have the cell phone with me.
I set the kiddie pool up in the yard over the weekend and snapped these pics, uploading them to Instagram after fooling around with them in other camera apps.
Some day, I’m going to have a real pool.
But until then, I can handle this.
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And finally, this short video is for my friend, Reena, who loves pelicans. I found this on Onecoolthingaday.com. The cinematography is just beautiful, and hey – I even learned a thing or two.
Hope your week is a pleasant one, my friends. Until next time, then ~
PS - on Instagram, I am KATYDID56.