Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Clips -


Ollie - still alone. He has had interested ladies, but he isn't interested.



Serenity..


My older grandson, Jack, after swim meet.


The younger one, Nick (8), high-fiving and showing off his muscles - he's threatening records all over town this year.

Move over, Michael Phelps!

20 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Helen: What a neat Bluebird you captured. Your grandson is a neat swimmer.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wonderful photos. Guess Ollie is planning to do the bachelor scene until next season. Sad.

Good luck to Nick and Jack. How exciting to be a serious contender.
Marnie

Eve said...

Fun pictures Helen. Hoping Ollie finds his perfect mate!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos of your grandsons Helen, I know you must be very proud of them. That little Bluebird is so very cute and loved the scenic shot also.

Abe Lincoln said...

It is good to see the boys doing their thing in swimming. The photos are very nice.

holdingmoments said...

Like Abe said, good to see the boys enjoying their swimming.

And the picture of Ollie is a beauty.

Jayne said...

Poor Ollie. Hope he finds a new mate. What a swimmer you have there!

Roy said...

I think Ollie is weighing up his options Helen.

Calm Energy said...

Wonderful photos! Your grandsons definitely look like their heading for the Olympics!
The bluebird photo is great! It's our state bird, even though we are in a somewhat rural setting, we don't see many here...It's lovely to see one in your photos!
I also love the Ray Bradbury quote in your sidebar!
“Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall” Ray Bradbury
You have a lovely site to visit... Thank you!
Showers of Grace,
~Maria

T and S said...

Finally we get to see a beautiful shot of the birdy in your banner image. Nice shot

Tabib said...

Handsome Ollie.

Go for it! - Nick and Jack!

Tina said...

I love your pics of Ollie! I have a male Carolina Wren, who has been calling and calling for a mate..but recently his calling has subsided and now he just hangs out in the nest house, near the enclosed porch watching me blog!! I guess the hormones have changed..Does Ollie stay around your yard all day?? He sure is a handsome one!
I want to wish your grandson's a good luck wish...I hope he breaks those records..Michael Phelps needs someone to help the USA win more medals!!

Dave Coulter said...

Nice series of shots. Have Ollie check into singlebluebird.com ;)

NCmountainwoman said...

Great summer photographs! Swimming is such a great sport for the boys (and girls too).

troutbirder said...

Way to go grandkids! We have to go all the way to Colorado to see this sort of thing though.

Bird Girl said...

Poor Ollie - he must be depressed! I can hardly stand it :-(
The scene is just lovely!
Your grandsons are cute - and wouldn't it be neat if one WAS the next Phelps? Ya never know ;-)

John Theberge said...

It's been a while since I've logged on but I've enjoyed catching up.

The Birdlady said...

John - I'm pretty occasional myself these days - I miss blogging every day, but just can't manage it right now. Nice to hear from you.

The Tile Lady said...

What a sweet little bluebird! Gorgeous shot! And your grandsons at their swim meet--like you said, move over Michael Phelps! :-) I know how proud of them you must be, and they are nice looking kids!
Marie

Willard said...

Hi Helen,

That bluebird shot is lovely. and that is an excellent action shot of your grandson.

My brother and I may head for SNP in the morning for a photo session. I hope we see the bears that you saw earlier.