downy woodpecker :: white breasted nuthatch :: nuthatch on tree :: chickadee in the redbud
chatty chickadee :: birdbath reflections :: wind in water
Sweet, contemplative moments have been few and far between. What with me being sick for the better part of the last month and Julian's workload, it's all we can do most weeks to eat, sleep and do it all over again. Our walks have come to a halt - first because of weather, secondly sickness, and lastly the time change.
This past Saturday, we had a really lovely morning sitting on our deck, wandering the yard, bundled in coats, taking slow sips from our mugs like long draws from a grandpa's pipe. And playing.
We got a new camera specifically for taking pictures of birds. We skitter through the house from one porch to the other, and back to the window again, like kids on Christmas morning with a new toy. The user's manual is so huge it came on a CD, so we really have no idea what we are doing and are essentially learning by trial and error. Who has time for reading instructions when you could just mash all the buttons? Come now.