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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Two week's of Sunday's

Sunday December 6 was seasonal with a chilly start to the day.

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I am fascinated by bird bath ice, in and out of the bath, although I know it's no fun for the birds.

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When there aren't very many birds visible in my backyard I can usually find a hawk keeping guard from the trees and making some other birds stay out of site.

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The camellia below surprised me as I photographed it the same day as my bird bath was making ice and my camellia sets buds in the winter and blooms in the spring. Confused bush. 

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The rest of these shots were taken today, Sunday December 13 which was a spring weather day.

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We walked at Falls Lake (Blue Jay Point - Wake County Park) and I was able to take my light jacket off half way through the walk.

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The warmer weather is going to last well into the upcoming week.

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It's kind of nice to have a few days here and there that are more like spring than winter.

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There were a lot of people taking advantage of that at the park.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

December of 2015 beginning

Not quite a banana shape but that's what the moon reminded me of.

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Beginning to have some ice to clear out of the bird baths.

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Before I dumped the bird bath ice and leaves out, it look like saran wrap.

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The leaves have fallen from almost all the trees but this one in my neighbor's yard is always the last to change and let go.

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I need to clean the panes on my door but the bluebird is a beauty in spite of the surrounding smudges.

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He or she is foraging in the bittersweet vines.

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Another shot of the last tree with colorful leaves.

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Below the cardinal and sparrow are facing each other across the bird bath and at the bottom of the shot is a blurry junco.

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I think the bird below is a starling.

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I usually don't see juncos except in the fall and winter.

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I like the reflections in the bird's water saucer the sparrow is perched on.

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The sparrows and juncos tend to blend into the deck.

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The male cardinal was turning his nose (beak) up at me.

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The reflections make it look like there's a lot of green but that's just from the bittersweet vine leaves that haven't all dropped off yet.

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I think the junco below is a male and the junco earlier in this post was a female.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bathing Beauties

It wasn't light enough to shoot my bathing beauties through the glass door but I think their personalities come through.

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I realize assigning personalities to animals is debatable but I do it anyway.

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The first two shots are of a brown thrasher.

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The female cardinal above and the sparrow below appeared calm, cool and collected.

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Then the sparrow looked like it was skating.

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The male cardinal was all puffed out in the bath.

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I had a chipmunk getting water on my deck but didn't manage to get the shot.

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The carolina wrens were too fast for me to shoot.

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I can almost always photograph cardinals on my deck because there are so many of them.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 10 through 21, 2015 in my neck of the woods

I don't think the farmers market sellers were as amused as I was by the bird helping themselves.

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We'll be having a hard freeze Sunday and Monday night so I don't think there will be much local produce from here on out.

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There are still some colorful leaves but they will be gone soon.

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I'm making a point of photographing the lingering flowers.

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We've had a very rare November snow (many years ago) where I got to shoot flowers in the snow.

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I think our average first frost date is in late October where I live (central NC).

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This year I think we may have had light frost but most nights haven't gone down to freezing yet.

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I'm enjoying the cooler weather and am glad that it's seasonal.

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I like changes in nature and am glad that we have four seasons although some days the weather gets mixed up.

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As the saying goes, if you don't like the weather stick around a few minutes and it will change (or something like that).

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I wasn't sure if I was going to stay silent with both written words and photographs ending on this space.

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I may pop back occasionally with a few shots from my photographic journey.

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I was feeling stale for awhile and I was also without a camera for a number of months.

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I have a new camera and am enjoying it.

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I commute to work now all the time instead of working from home which has definitely changed some of my habits.

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Adding the driving time to my day has been an adjustment.

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In certain regards though I think it has been good for me.

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I had become something of a hermit.

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Now I don't have that option.

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I love water and reflections.

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My neighbor's car is a perfect match for her maple tree this time of the year.

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The fall leaves are staggeringly beautiful.

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I have enjoyed being able to photograph my backyard birds.

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That's one thing I miss about not working from home.

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I used to be able to take work breaks to photograph the birds during the day.

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Now I mostly get to shoot them on weekends.

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I doubt I'll post again before Thanksgiving so Happy Thanksgiving ahead!


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