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~Sweet~


sweet pretty face

bright eyes looking at me

touched my heart

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On a hike, we came upon a flock of Warblers. They were frantically searching the Oak Trees for food. I was trying very hard to capture a fews photos and had just about given up.

This sweet little Pine Warbler flew into a tree in front of me, sat there for awhile, seemingly resting, then flew off. I was able to take a few shots as it sat there. The light was pretty good and I was pleased with the photos. There were also some Palm Warblers flying around.

I did have a few worms fall on me while walking under these moss-covered, Oak trees, which wasn’t fun at all.

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

 

Until next time….

~My Contribution to Good Fences #12~

My contribution to

Good Fences

http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.ca

 

A fence 

high in the mountains,

sloped toward the clouds,

kissed by snow drifts.

 

A log fence at 11,796 feet
A log fence at 11,796 feet

 

Howard on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Howard on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Windy and cool!
Windy and cool!

On Tuesday Howard and I took a ride into Rocky Mountain National Park driving all the way to the top of Trail Ridge Road. It was a fun day!

 

Shooting Macro – Male Pine Cones & Lamb’s Ear

 

A Haiku

~

outside enjoyment

finding beauty in nature

up close, intriguing

~

At the end of a long Ponderosa Pine branch
At the end of a long Ponderosa Pine branch

 

Ponderosa Pine
Ponderosa Pine (needles?)

 

Maturing male Ponderosa Pine Cones
Maturing male Ponderosa Pine Cones
Lamb's Ear plant, after a rain
Lamb’s Ear plant, after a rain
Lamb's Ear leaf, after a rain
Lamb’s Ear leaf, after a rain
Just beginning to grow
Just beginning to grow

 

 

Photos taken May 26, 2014. Canon EOS 70D, Canon Macro EF-S 60mm

 

 

Sharing with Macro Monday 2

http://macromonday2.blogspot.com

 

 

~Shooting Macro-After a Lovely Rain~

A Haiku

~

a lovely rain shower

leaving droplets on petals

refreshing for all

~

Inside of an Iris
Inside of an Iris

 

Coral Bells
Tiny and delicate, Coral Bells

 

Dianthus Flowers, after a rain
Dianthus

 

Columbine
Columbine

 

Dianthus Flower
A Single Dianthus

 

Coral Bells
Another, Coral Bell

 

Coral Bell Leaf, after a rain
Coral Bell Leaf

What a fun time to go out into the yard, right after a nice rain shower. We have had a lot of rain this spring, which is a little unusual for Northern Colorado. I’am not complaining, just enjoying. The little Columbine sits just under the eve of our upper deck so didn’t get rained on.

Photos taken May 26, 2014. Canon EOS 70D, Canon Macro EF-S 60mm

 

 

Sharing with Macro Monday 2

http://macromonday2.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

~Today’s Feathered Friend-Color Me a Rosy Red~

 

A Haiku

~

large bright yellow bill

color me a rosy red

my name, Tanager

~

Summer Tanager eyeing  a suet feeder
Summer Tanager eyeing a suet feeder

 

Figuring it out!
Figuring it out!

 

Imitation
Water Fall Imitation

 

Today’s Feathered Friend:

Summer Tanager

Male:

`Seven and three-quarters inches in length

`Bright rosy red overall – all year

`Large yellowish bill (more yellow during breeding season)

`Darker red wings and tail

Female:

`Yellowish below, slightly darker above

`Yellowish bill

`Olive-green upper parts

`Orange-yellow under parts

Facts:

`Tanager is from language of Tupi Indians of Amazon region, who called these brightly colored tree-drelling birds tangaras

`Most common North American tanager in its range – eastern and southern United States

`Song is Robin like and is a repeated Pick-a-Tuck

`Eats mostly bees and wasps and known to catch them right out of the air

`Habitat: Pine Oak woods, willows and cottonwoods, along streams

`Likes peanut butter and cornmeal from your feeder

~Neotropical migrant

~Vulnerable to habitat loss and forest fragmentation

`Host to Cowbirds, uncommon {yeah}

`Usually monogamous and many appear to remain in pairs all year

`Information taken from several sources including: Stokes Field Guide to Birds and Smithsonian Handbook Birds of North America, NGS Birds of North America

 

Going to get a cool drink of water
Going to get a cool drink of water

 

A beautiful Summer Tanager
A beautiful male Summer Tanager

 

Large Yellowish Bill
Large Yellowish Bill

While camping at South Llano State Park in April of 2014, I captured these photos while sitting in a bird blind. It was a thrill to see this beautiful Summer Tanager up close. I also saw the female, but didn’t manage to capture her with my camera. She was pretty shy!

The Field Sparrow told me about this water slide
“The Field Sparrow told me about this water slide”

 

He was right: "This is fun!"
“He was right this is fun!”

 

~

Added to my Birding Life List in April, 2007

at Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Cottonwood, Arizona

~

 My Birding Life List – 366

 

Links:

Paying-Ready-Attention (Wild Bird Wednesday)

http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com

Prairie Birder (Feathers on Friday)

http://prairiebirder.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

~ whimsical, a hint of spring~

~

in a sea of green

i notice a flash of pink

down i go to drink

~

Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
(I played around with the vibrance on this photo

 

This gorgeous Butterfly flitted around our camp site feeding on these lovely pick flowers. She didn’t stay long, perhaps a few seconds and away she flew.

I never did get a sharp photo, but that doesn’t matter. I love the beauty of this delicate butterfly, the colors of the tiny flowers and lush grasses, and the image it suggest….

Spring is on its way!

Live in the Now