This morning there was actually SUNSHINE, so I took one of my DH's current wood-turning (he's getting good!) projects out on the deck for a photo shoot.
This small, unfinished big-leaf maple bowl has a natural flaw in it, so I suggested he turn it into a yarn bowl. ;-)
While out there, the resident male Anna's hummingbird buzzed around, finally landing on the feeder. I was able to carefully turn just enough to aim my camera at him and get some stunning photos, if I do say so myself. I'll share just one for now, as a teaser:
This afternoon at the violin teacher's house, I captured a shot of one of their resident squirrels. I don't know what kind it is; I was captivated by its fuzzy red ears!
Later, back at home and out on the deck again shaking rugs, Mr. Hummer came for another feeding and photo op. The light wasn't as good, but he's still gorgeous.
When I scared him, he flew to an oft-used perch in the side yard and scolded me:
In closing, the evening cloudscape:
That's it for today from . . .