Thursday, April 9, 2009

Back Blogging..

I apologize for this being way too long, but it might very well be 2 weeks again before I can get back to it. The problem is, when I post, I take forever to look at all your wonderful blogs, so I keep putting it off till I have time - and that never happens. So here is a look at my backyard, at the birds enjoying my Mr Bird pecan log, and a couple that we got today at Occaquan NWR nearby. There are a couple of shots at the end that are pretty bad, but the white-throated sparrow and the dove seemed to be deep in conversation, and the cardinal pair was just so lovely. There is a surprise at the end. I just looked at most of the blogs I normally follow...everything is so beautiful. Most of these photos are too dark, but they were fine till I posted them....????

Look at me...I can stand on one leg!

Back in town..

Windy day...

He sat there a long time, but he would never move from behind that twig.

Sweetie..









NO, NO, NO, NO! It's not for you!





YUMMY!

23 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful assortment of birds.That strawberry makes my mouth water.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

Wonderful to see all of your beautiful birdy friends! That blue jay looked very crisp and handsome - like he just finished grooming himself for photos!

Tabib said...

The first pic is really Stunning.
Great series and hope your internet connection is okey now.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad to see you back, Helen... I know what you mean when it comes to getting overwhelmed with so much to do... I try to keep up with everyone's blogs and then do one myself, and sometimes I find myself staying up 'til midnight... Yipes!!!

Love all of your bird pictures... I always do!!!! The Bluebirds are still my fav's---but I love those Cardinals.

Hugs,
Betsy

fishing guy said...

Helen: I do miss your wonderful photos when time is limited. These are some wonderful captures and I'm sure several will make it to your cards.
I'm improving but still am a little up and down health wise.

Tami said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs~ T

Natural Moments said...

Its often good to take some time off and go in the direction that feels right for the moment.

Your birds look happy though and strawberries are a great way to treat one's self. Yummy indeed.

Denise said...

This is where I was supposed to post isn't it? I shall just repeat myself but these are fantastic!

Abe Lincoln said...

I like all of your photos and can say that we have all of your birds here too. I wish I had that berry here right now. Yum. It looks good. The rabbits get mine and the birds get or got my blackberries last summer. My cherry tree got knocked over by hurricane Ike and I don't know what to use to replace it. At my age I would not get to see another Cherry tree bear fruit. Which is kind of depressing.

June said...

I understand completely about the time commitment to blogging. I've eased up on commenting through hundreds of blogs when participating in photo memes. My stats have dropped as a result. The law of reciprocity is alive and well. It is what it is. Glad to see you...for a moment anyway! Enjoyed the photos...no clue why they turned dark.

Jayne said...

My photos have been doing that too lately Helen. I post them looking just fine and then they look all dark and grainy when they post?? What's up with that?

Love seeing all your visitors!

NCmountainwoman said...

Nice to see your wonderful photographs again. I especially love the windy shot. And, of course, your bluebirds.

TSannie said...

That was fun! Loved your surprise ending.

I find when I upload pics they're always much lighter than what was in iPhoto. I have to make them really dark in iPhoto to get them to look "natural". It's frustrating!
Hope we ~see~ you soon!

HANNIBAL said...

Thanks for the strawberry! It looks absolutely delicious! Loved the thrasher among them all, in which all were very good!

jalynn01 said...

Wow Helen...you really did see a lot of birds in the backyard!! They all seem to like you taking their pictures. The Thrasher is one of my fav. and I loved your 'strawberry' MMMMMMmmmm

Bird Girl said...

Nice to see you on the 'bloggin' block' again, Helen! Yes, it is very time consuming to visit blogs and comment - especially when you work and travel, and take pictures!
I wonder what is wrong that your pictures are coming up dark in some instances? I was having so many problems with Picasa that I had to go back to a previous version. Could it be your color calibration software? Maybe it is good on your screen but not the web?? Whatever the reason...you pictures are still beautifully composed and lovely to look at! My favorite is always the BLUEBIRD! But I love that bluejay and the thrasher is just outstanding! Good lookin' strawberry - I could go for some of them!

Tina said...

A wonderful display of so many different birds. How lucky you are to have them all coming to your backyard!! Those blue birds are always so cute and such puff balls! ...and of course that strawberry looked pretty yummy..
Glad you are back blogging..you always post such nice sharp pics and in such neat poses!!
:)

Mary said...

Always wonderful to see your photos when you have time! A strawberry, already? Wow! I'm ready.

Dave Coulter said...

Welcome back. No one's busy in spring are they?! ;)

Roy said...

Another great set of photos on your return Helen. Happy Easter.

Willard said...

A beautiful series of birds. The strawberry was a surprise. It really looks good.

T and S said...

Beautiful series of bird images. The image of the Starling is my favorite in this series.

Denise said...

Hi Helen, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Your photos here are wonderful as always, a joy to see all those little birds.