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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Some Of This & That


It has been quiet here the past few days what with all the rain we had  , things are slowly beginning to dry out as the sun has been shining every day since Sunday but the temps have been chilly as have the winds . This May has been topsy turvy with its weather so far but slowly things are looking up in the future forecast and warmer to  .

These photos I took are of  some during the rainy days , I popped out  in intervals of the rain and others were when the rain finally stopped . I was playing about with my camera settings .

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                                                                         I  like photographing rain drops .

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                                                                         And of course birds , lots of birds .

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I find birds challenging to photograph as they really don't seem to sit still for long , always on the go they are !

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I could see in their little faces they were  fed up with being wet from all the rain we had and some did not look very happy at all ! who could blame them all wet and chilled for days .

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Miggs wasn't impressed about all the rain either as she sat out on her swing under the porch watching the wet yard . She is such a photogenic dog .

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Mr Redwing black bird didn't seem to mind the rain he was squawking and having a ball in the rain drops . I guess cause these guys nest in marshy swampy areas so they must like the wet lol ! All though with the smug look on his face looking at me he may not like being photographed  to much lol !

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                                                    Oh I see this is your good side !  ok thanks Mr Redwing !

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                                                    Bunny was out and about munching on the nice wet  green grass !

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             Mr Song sparrow often feasts under the feeders then goes back up into the cedar  hedge and sings for us .

The next day after the rains the sky was blue with the odd cloud  and sunshine but chilly , so I did some indoor spring cleaning . . Miggs went to the groomers to get tidied up again  yesterday . I was able to catch the moon the other night just before we called it a night . It’s phase was  Waxing gibbous Visible: 90% ↑ Age: 11.65 days . The moon is tonight will be at 99% almost a full moon but Thursday and Friday  it  is a full moon at  100%  .

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  We had a frosty one this morning and now the sun is warming it all up . Papa is home today with a rotten cold so plenty  of TLC  , fluids and chicken noodle soup for him .

                                                                                   Until next time .

                                                                                     Country Gal


Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Nice selection of photos. I was finally able to get outside today, been dull and chilly with showers in between.

Anonymous said...

It is always such a joy to photograph birds :) thank you for sharing your rainy day... mari

Linda said...

Great moon shot!
Looks like rain returning on Thursday...there goes our cottage plans....😤
Enjoy your evening...
Linda :o)

Anvilcloud said...

Nie day here, and I was pleased to both hear and see a cardinal on my walk. I don't see nearly as many as I used to in Sarnia.

Margaret Adamson said...

Loved seeing all the birds and that close ups of Miggs is fabulous. I am sorry these days I do not have the same time to comment on all your posts due to recent events but I appreaciae you posts and your comments on mine.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Beautiful pictures. You're right, the birds are very hard to photograph since they won't sit still. Have a nice weekend.