Thursday, November 5, 2015

Come now.

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. 


  1. I so love birds! We need to start feeding ours again more regularly now that is is getting colder. We have feeders outside the living room windows and one by my sewing room window so we can watch them.

    Have fun with your new camera!

  2. Hi Amanda, thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. I've been reading back through yours and really enjoying it. I'm looking forward to following along and getting to know you better. Your photos are really lovely. I am sure you will have a lot of fun with the new camera. Enjoy yourselves. :)

  3. I love them. I love all your little birds!

  4. You have a lovely blog!
    I love bird watching, sadly I don't have a garden anymore, but this building has a big shared one and lots of birds and squirrels come play on the autumnal leaves :)
    Beautiful knitting too!

  5. you do not need to read the instructions. Our daily walks have halted together. I walk by myself most of the time...I miss our together ones and the talking. That time change does it every single year. Beautiful bird photos!

  6. Thanks for finding me on IG...I, too, am enjoying keeping up with fellow Yarn-along friends on IG. :) A new camera is on my wishlist; glad you are having fun with yours!

  7. We had a woodpecker on the porch a week or so ago....I didn't have my camera handy. I think he must have been just passing through on his way to someplace warmer. I haven't seen him since.

    1. Oohh. Woodpeckers are generally year round residents. You should put a suet feeder out! You may get to see him all winter long!