Monday, July 21, 2008

96 in the shade!

Yep, it really was - and the pool where tonight's meet was held didn't really have any shade! But I was ready for it, with my Tilley hat, neck cooler, and water...Still it was fun.


Today's Greeting
I missed the bluebird that fledged yesterday, but saw #s 2 and 3 today...This one didn't feel like going into the trees at first - the photo below is just seconds after he flew out..the parents didn't like him out in the open at all, and coaxed him on into the foliage after a few minutes - with me clicking away all the time. All the coaxing reminds of how we would watch our own little ones take those first steps - remember how they would hold on and look at you (clapping and urging), look at the floor as if wondering what's wrong with crawling, do a half squat, stand back up, then bravely take that first step...

14 comments:

John Theberge said...

At least you got to see # 2 and 3 fledge and even better, you were ready with your camera.

June said...

Lucky you!

kjpweb said...

Big Smile!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Helen: Very nicely done today, the card made me laugh and I needed it today.

Eve said...

Great greeting!! And good luck to the little ones!!

Jack and Joann said...

Good morning! We did get to meet your son in the store. He spoke to us. Next time we go over for coffee at Starbucks we will stop in and see if you are "home".

jalynn01 said...

When I saw that greeting, all I could think was "do I look fat in this picture?" What a very plump Robin! and as always love the baby blues.
It's been hot here too, was 96 on my porch last evening!

Mary said...

Isn't the heat awful?? We need rain. He looks very cute sitting there looking at the big world for the first time. I smiled reading your words thinking back to my own children's first steps.

For The People said...

You do such a wonderful job capturing those birds! I just love cominf here every day! Have a great day!

NCmountainwoman said...

How sweet! Lovely photo and I also love the greeting. Gives new meaning to "round robin" doesn't it?

Roy Norris said...

I can just remember that Helen. Lovely images.

Shellmo said...

My gosh - that Robin must've hit the worm buffet several times!! Loved it!

Bird Girl said...

Just darling!

jalynn01 said...

The quote and the frog are equally interesting!