Sunday Stills: Takin’ it Easy with my #Feathered Friends

I will freely admit that our yard isn't quite as enticing (or as large) as Terri's is for birds, due to our many squirrels.  We have one seed-feeder that's squirrel-proof, and two suet feeders.  One suet feeder that would be easy for squirrels to get at, is always filled with hot-pepper suet, which the birds …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191: Curves

Have you ever noticed that Nature's God abhors straight lines?  Just look around you at Nature, and you will see that there are no straight lines in nature.  Everything in the natural world is curved.  Straight lines belong to items of human manufacture.  When explorers and archaeologists are searching for signs of human habitation, from …

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CFFC: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

And Cee didn't even ask me what this week's subject should be!  My readers and followers will know that one of my favorite activities is taking video and still photos of all the variety of birds that visit my backyard suet and seed feeders.  In all seasons, and through all kinds of weather, my trusty …

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Sunday Stills: Am I a #Bird Feeder?

Let's see, am I a Bird Feeder?  The photos and video below should give the answer. Pine Siskin. Downy Woodpecker.  Blurry since I took the picture through a glass door. Red-breasted Nuthatch. Various birds at the seed and suet feeders, in the snow. Red-shafted Flicker. Top: Townsend's Warbler.  This is one of my very favorite …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #178: My choice; Winter Wonderlands

The theme this week is "you choose", so in this era of fear, loathing, pestilence, and tyranny, I choose to go through the archives and find pictures of winter wonderlands I have seen.  One benefit of a blanket of snow over the world is the muffled silence it brings.  Fewer vehicles are on the streets, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #156: Black and White

Sometimes, you just have to see life in black and white.  Most of the time, there are myriad colors all around you, so you can get jaded.  I am in no way any kind of professional photographer, and these days most of the pictures I take are with my iPhone.  So the pictures for this …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149: Cool colors, blue and green.

Living here in the Pacific Northwest, we are simply surrounded by blue and green.  Washington is the Evergreen State for a reason! Driving down Highway 530 on the way to North Cascades National Park, tall trees line both sides of the road, and the late afternoon light makes them look more than one shade of …

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She’s a snow picture-taking fool!

I can't help it.  When we are snowed-in, I just have to get out the camera and phone and take pictures.  Yes, I'm betting that you're all getting tired of seeing pictures of my snowy backyard, but there's more snow today, and it's still snowing.  So, here are a bunch more pictures from this morning, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135: A glimpse into my (snowy) world!

Yippee!  Snow!!  Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have been hearing for a couple of weeks that snow was in the forecast.  They kept pushing the date back, however, which is pretty normal around here.  Last night, around midnight, it did start to snow, and we awoke this morning to see the white stuff falling …

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I never get tired of watching my backyard birds.

Since I started keeping my big camera on the kitchen table, I have been able to get some great pictures of my everyday bird visitors to our suet feeders.  I know, I already have dozens of pictures of these birds, but they never cease to enthrall me, with their antics around and on the feeders. …

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