It’s Sunday morning and I’m still in my pajamas, listening to music on my Cloud player and enjoying some freshly brewed coffee. Although we have a back-up Keurig machine, I still make coffee the old-fashioned way. I bring a kettle of water to boil and pour it over a glass Melitta pot that has a cone filter. It’s worth the extra trouble and my husband seems to appreciate the extra effort.
What I’ve listened to while writing this post:
Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band – Pilgrim
Essie Jain – My Darling
Collin Hay – I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You
Melody Gardot – Some Lessons
Rodriquez – I Think of You
Sam & Ruby – Heaven’s My Home
Norah Jones – Treat Me Like a Fool
Nick Drake – Place To Be
The photos below were all taken over a two-day period in either the early morning light or the early evening light. And photography is all about the light, isn’t it? I tried to position my chair to capture the beautiful September bokeh.
I absolutely love the color going on in the background of this one. I have a few photography props in the yard, including this old wire cage that a friend gave me for my birthday one year. I’m sure it was meant to be used indoors but the birds like to perch on it and it’s getting more use outside.
That’s a tufted titmouse, by the way.
And this is a lovely little nuthatch.
I was hoping someone would stop by this feeder so I could capture the colors. I just set this one up a couple of months ago under the dogwood tree next to the house and it’s been a bit hit. That’s a little chickadee there.
A tufted titmouse is about to take off with his prized seed. We only feed oiled sunflower seeds here, so the birds with the smaller beaks take their seeds to a nearby branch and crack them open to get the prize inside. The cardinals and the finches stay at the feeders and crack their seeds right there because their beaks are made for crackin’.
Not a great shot, but I’ll take it. And there’s that cool wire birdcage again.
I love this one for the pretty colors, and the fan from the tail of this little chickadee.
Off to enjoy her prize.
The zinnias on this side of the patio are still blooming but over the weekend, I replaced other pots with chrysanthemums as things are beginning to look and feel like autumn is coming. The past two days have been absolutely stellar although this morning feels much warmer and more humid. It’s been great not having the AC running and listening to the crickets and owls while falling asleep at night.
Last night, I re-watched two movies, one on Netflix stream and the other a Netflix DVD. The first was Witness, one of my favorite movies of all time. I could watch Harrison Ford over and over again in this role. I remember when it was being filmed all those years ago, and they were working on the train scene nearby where I worked at a weekly newspaper at the time. Our editor went to get photos and returned dejected after seeing Kelly McGillis, in full Amish costume, smoking a cigarette. He was weird, that editor. I just laughed.
The other was You Can Count On Me, Mark Ruffalo’s break-out role. He stars with Laura Linney and they play orphaned siblings. It’s just a beautiful movie and they are so perfect in their roles.
And the hummingbirds are still out and about.
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I hope your Sunday is beautiful and the coming week brings nothing but good.
Thanks for stopping by, my friends.