Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Friday, May 6, 2011


Today is a cloudy rain on and off day but warm. I can hear so many different species of birds singing and chirping in our back yard and in the valley as it echo's.

Yesterday was like a summer day warm sunny and beautiful. Miggy and I were out all day and I of course  was taking photos. Most photographers use a tripod for these types of photos but I like to be right in there with my subjects to sit and to watch and also learn their habits as I am photographing them is amazing and they get to know and trust me and my camera.  I have counted so far 20 different species of birds that come to our back yard and this morning as Papa was leaving for work at 6:30 am I saw the Ruby Red Throated Humming bird at the feeder, WOOHOO ! I will be taking his photo as well as the other species of Humming birds we get when they arrive and as I write this I also saw and heard the Wren he is back to. But for now here are some of the other species of birds and critters I have photographed.



                       I also love photographing clouds and trees !



   This is Sammy , my in laws have one at their house named Chippy cause he has a chip out of his ear.



  A new spring baby bunny, one of the many generations I have living under my potting shed.










                       And whilst I was photographing all these guys Miggy was napping.


                                            Stay tuned for part 3 tomorrow !

                               Until then, hope you all have a wonderful day !

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Faye Henry said...

Spring is here:-) Your pics are beautiful..

Patsy said...

Love your bird showing.

50+Horses said...

Your pictures are absoluetly gorgeous! As I went thru them I thought how neat they would look in a calendar.
I love waking to the sound of the birds in spring. There is one red robin who sings at dusk and dawn every day. What a wonderful song of spring!

fernvalley01 said...

Definitely the makings of a book , calender , something published!!! beautiful!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hello Elaine, enjoyed this nature series - birds and clouds and bunnies in the yard, plus a couple of chipmonks (we don't have any of those). I agree with you on handholding vs. using a tripod. I have one and a monopod as well, but almost never use them. TOo much to carry and set up and like you it's easier for me to get closer. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!