Our plans were to have left this morning at 3 am to visit friends who live along the Gulf Coast. We were to stay until New Year’s day and now it’s not going to happen. I had a post with a little video for you, explaining that I’d be taking the week off from blogging but the weather got in the way.
Yesterday I stayed in my pajamas until lunchtime and took photos of the birds at the feeders.
I think this little house finch is lovely.
I posted this on Flickr and titled it '”Got Snow?” I was thinking of the Got Milk ads and it made me smile. I’ve been posting some shots on Flickr lately and have been liking the community of photographers there.
The juncos usually feed on the ground, but this little one was high up on the feeder outside the breakfast nook window.
The trick to capturing birds is having feeders and keeping them full, clean windows, and at least a 200mm lens. I’m using a Nikon 70-300mm lens.
One more thing you need is a lot of patience.
I’ve been blogging for three entire years as of yesterday. Three years! In that time, we’ve moved twice and a whole lot of other things came into play like my husband’s disability after his second brain surgery. But we are here. We are still together. And today, I think the big highlight will be working on a puzzle that I got him for Christmas.
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My very first post – Dec. 26, 2007
This contest is open to my followers only. (You’re welcome to sign up to follow and enter the contest, but this is not a blatant attempt to gain more followers). I’ll be giving away THIS PRINT to three winners. It’s entered right now at Pioneer Woman’s Holiday Bokeh contest and was featured in Group 2.
The competition is fierce, and I’m hoping it at least gets chosen as a finalist. But it’s yours for free if you win!
Answer this question: What are you doing today? Are you back at work? Going grocery shopping? Snowed in? Returning gifts?
Make sure I can get in touch with you if you win.
Contest will stay up for 48 hours and I will announce the winner at 9 AM on Wednesday, December 29th.