Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Tidbits

Taking pictures of Christmas lights is very challenging. I decorated my gazebo yesterday and am almost done. Next step are those icicle lights I am going to put on the top and bottom of it to frame it in light a little better.

Today was a lazy day for me. I went to the bike trail and saw a blue heron and a hawk, both were too far away to get a decent photo. I saw the golden crowned kinglet again and noticed he had more yellow in him that I thought. Once again he was too quick to take a picture of. What I find most frustrating about taking pictures is having to make all of your adjustments to get the picture right. By the time you are done doing that, the subject has flown away!! Grrrrrr.

I did take other pictures though.

Untouched pine cones. I am hoping they will provide food for the birds and other critters this winter. It was nice to see pine cones like this considering most of mine are gone already.

As you can see, it was very cold this morning. The frost had not melted by the time I got there.

View of the Blackstone River. I loved the red and the green. It reminded me of Christmas.

I decided to go to the local cemetery to see if I could see any birds. All was quiet due to the rain. I did see another blue heron though. I love this little tombstone. It was no larger than 8 inches, and all by itself in a corner.

Off to eat the turkey soup I made. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone.


Deborah Godin said...

Love the lights, look forward to seeing it again when you finished. To me, outside lights are one of the best decorative parts of the season! It was chilly and rainy here today. I saw a number of different birds out on the lake, some mergansers and something else I could quite catch. When it's choppy it's hard to make an ID, 'cause you can only catch a glimpse of the birds as they crest the waves, then they're gone down in tyhe troughs again! Kind of makes you cross-eyed and twitchy trying to see them.

Rich said...

You have a great blog! Your enthusiam for birding is wonderful. Isn't it great when you find that thing you like which makes you want to get out and enjoy nature.
Great Pictures!

Rambling Woods said...

The lights look so nice. I wish we had an outdoor socket in front. The one if back is taken up with the my heated bird baths..Love the photos..see it doesn't have to be of the birds...all nature is good..

Jayne said...

Christmas lights ARE a challenge for sure! The photo on my masthead is one I took after decorating our tree yesterday and it was the only decent one of the ten I took! Love your gazebo! :c)

dguzman said...

Thanks for coming by my bloggy. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who likes to photograph pine cones. I'm obsessed with them.

Diane said...

Hi Kallen! I've found your blog as I was purusing around - I've just begun one on making a Bird Sanctuary. You are very inspiring! Can you identify the tree in the photo of the Blackstone River? Its beautiful this time of year! Happy Bird-Blogging ;) Diane


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