Friday, November 12, 2010

Through the window, and other views

After my success capturing quail the other day, I had to see what I could do with the birds that perch in the cherry tree outside our bedroom window. Zoom:
I saved the best for last in these three, don't you think? What a stunning little finch!

The girls weren't sure they wanted to leave the fold this morning; silly things.

Once in the sheep lot, I give Inky her morning grain. Annabelle is getting a bit bolder every day, and I encourage her:
The grain is not quite compelling enough for her to be willing to endure my touch, but that will come. Then, maybe, she might find that scritches are almost as nice!

Annabelle's scurred ram lamb Bunker was sporting a serious hay-head this morning. Actually, both he and Blake were, but Blake wouldn't pose as nicely.

They're everywhere; they're everywhere (tuxedo cats, that is)!
This is Gertrude, one of Brian's violin teacher's four cats (two black, two tuxedo). If she's not shut in another room, she spends Brian's lesson time on my lap.

We did something fun and different last night, the eve of my 50th year, but I don't have time for that post right now. Maybe this weekend!

That's it for now from . . .

13 comments:

Voni said...

Your bird photos turned out so wonderful! Do you ever enter your pics in contests? You would probably win something. Happy Sabbath.

Michelle said...

Thanks, Voni! No, I've never entered my photos in contests; wouldn't know where to look for contests to enter. Suggestions?

Karen B. said...

Great pictures, Michelle! Especially the birds...

A :-) said...

So, um, then is today your birthday?! Happy Birthday!!! :-)

Hay Head :-D

Marie said...

Beautiful pictures of the birds! Love those finches. And great picture of Gertrude also.
Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day!!

Nancy K. said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! I hope you had a wonderful day. I think that little red finch is beautiful and I covet your camera!!!

I Just read yesterday's post as well and one can even DOUBLE click on the photos and they are just incredibly detailed! I've never seen a long distance shot that clear...

Tiggeriffic said...

You are doing quite well with that camera.. Just's makes a person bust with pride when one take a picture and it turns out so wonderful~!
Good Job...
Happy Birthday...I love birthdays~!
I'm 1/2 to 132. I'm not getting older, I'm getting more valuable.. Your day must of been very special. ta ta for now from Iowa

Sharon said...

Happy birthday Michelle! I'm glad you're celebrating. I am very impressed with the zoom on your camera. Those are great images.

Michelle said...

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I got to ride my horse (and Brian got me chocolate), so I'm a happy girl. :-)

June said...

Happy Birthday! Love all your photos. You are very gifted with your camera!

Lois said...

Happy (belated) Birthday dear friend. The bird photos are stunning...a good camera helps, but the success of the venture depends on your ability to "see" the photo and capture it....which you did so well!

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle. I just love your bird photos. They are just stunning!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Hey - Happy Birthday...a little late :-). Nice finch shot!