It’s a bird! It’s a bird!

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It’s an Evening Grosbeak!

While visiting our son in Montana, I spent some time sitting like a statue watching the bustling activity at their bird feeder.

There were two of these beauties peeking at me from behind the leaves of a lilac bush. Eventually they decided that I had no feathers OR wings, so I wasn’t a true threat and they popped into view.

Pretty!

 

I LOVE THIS CAMERA!

 

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Today I decided to share some images of dew drops on rose bush leaves that I took with my new point and shoot camera. The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS is awesome!

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I didn’t use a tripod on these images, so I’m really surprised at the clarity. 

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I’m very excited about “traveling light” in the near future and finding out just what this little powerhouse camera can do.

WATCHING FALL LEAVE…

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Almost all of the trees are bare, except for the mighty oaks…they always hang on to the very last.
We do have a few bushes left that are still producing a blaze of glory.
And so we bid a fond farewell to summer and soon fall and then KA-POW! Winter will be upon us…
HOT CHOCOLATE!!

MY MORNING WITH EDGAR…

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SO THIS MORNING I DROVE OVER TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL TO GIVE BLOOD.  AS IT TURNED OUT, DUE TO A MEETING THE OFFICE WAS CLOSED.

ON THE WAY INTO THE BUILDING, I NOTICED “EDGAR”  BALANCING ON THE SIDEWALK.  HE WAS ACTUALLY STANDING ON HIS HEAD..THE BREEZE KEPT LIFTING HIS TAIL AND HE WAS GRIPPING THE SIDEWALK TO STAY WHERE HE WAS.  I SPENT ABOUT TEN MINUTES IN THE BUILDING AND WHEN I CAME BACK OUT HE WAS STILL ON THE SIDEWALK…

I HAD PLANNED TO GIVE BLOOD YESTERDAY, BUT WE HAD A “POP-UP” STORM, SIXTY MILE AN HOUR WINDS AND HAIL..TREE BRANCHES DOWN..A FEW POWER LINES DOWN HERE AND THERE. I DIDN’T WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL OF THAT SO I STAYED HOME.  FROM THE LOOKS OF HIM, EDGAR HADN’T STAYED HOME AND PAID THE PRICE.  TWO OF HIS WINGS WERE CRUMPLED A BIT ON THE ENDS.  MAYBE I WAS SUPPOSED TO DRIVE OVER THERE TODAY…SO THAT I COULD FIND EDGAR.

I COULDN’T JUST WALK ON BY, KNOWING THAT AT SOME POINT HE WAS GOING TO GET STEPPED ON…I OFFERED HIM A FINGER AND HE CLIMBED UP AND WE WENT FOR A WALK…I WALKED HIM OVER TO THEIR LITTLE GARDEN, BUT I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE THERE WAS ENOUGH SHADE.  WE WALKED TO THE PARKING GARAGE AND HE RODE WITH ME OVER TO A MEDICAL BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY THAT HAD SOME WOODS BY THE PARKING LOT….NO GOOD…THE WEEDS DIDN’T LOOK VERY NICE.

WE DROVE OVER TO ANOTHER BUILDING ON THE HOSPITAL CAMPUS…WOODS…WATER…BUT BIRDS…I DON’T KNOW IF THEY EAT DRAGONFLIES, BUT EDGAR AND I DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE.  SO WE GOT BACK IN THE CAR AGAIN.  EACH TIME HE HAD TO CLIMB ON AND OFF OF MY FINGER AND WHEN HE WAS IN THE CAR HE RODE ON MY PURSE.

SO THEN WE WENT TO BARNES AND NOBLE…I DECIDED THE CAR WAS TOO HOT, SO I GENTLY PUT HIM INTO MY PURSE AND WE HEADED FOR THE DOOR. I WHISPERED TO HIM ON THE WAY IN THAT HE HAD TO BE QUIET…HE MIGHT SCARE SOMEBODY…WE WERE ONLY IN FOR A FEW MINUTES AND HE WAS JUST FINE WHEN I TOOK HIM OUT OF MY PURSE.

I LET HIM STAY IN THE CAR WHILE I WENT INTO THE DRUG STORE AND BOUGHT WATER.  FINALLY WE HAD DONE OUR SHOPPING AND AGREED IT WAS TIME TO GO FIND A GOOD SPOT FOR HIM IN THE WOODS OUTSIDE OF MY WINDOW.  HE HELD ONTO MY PURSE THE WHOLE WAY HOME AND STAYED THERE HAPPILY WHILE I DID SOME RESEARCH ONLINE ABOUT WHAT SNACKS HE MIGHT LIKE…HOW TO GIVE HIM WATER, ETC.

SINCE I DON’T KEEP ANY FLYING INSECTS IN THE HOUSE OR DEW DROPS ON MY PLANTS IT WAS TIME TO TAKE HIM OUTSIDE SO THAT HE COULD PERCH…I GUESS THEY CAN CATCH INSECTS AND DRINK DEW DROPS THAT WAY.  IT TOOK ABOUT FIVE TINY RELOCATIONS UNTIL WE FOUND JUST THE RIGHT SPOT…AND THAT WAS MY MORNING WITH EDGAR.

 

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