CROOKED AND SQUIGGLY IN BLACK & WHITE – Marilyn Armstrong

Crooked & Squiggly Lines

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge


Power to devices
Wires and mics
Ironwood
A dry riverbed
Slanted by the sun
Weird reflections in a small river
Symphony sidewalk

Cee's Black-White

TAKING THE REST OF THE WEEK OFF – Marilyn Armstrong

Stats are very slow and I need a break, so I’ll rejoin you all after the New Year. There’s nothing wrong, no one is sick. This just seems a really good time to take a few days off.

So see you all in about a week.

Love you all!

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD – Marilyn Armstrong

I am often up around dawn, but I rarely take pictures. Today, though, the sky was alight with a glorious bright dawn. Then, a few hours later, I got more birds.

Hope you enjoyed your holidays.

Christmas dawn
Greetings to all!
The ever-present gift of food
Sharing
On a beautiful morning in winter

COUNT THE BIRDS – Marilyn Armstrong

The windows through which I shoot bird pictures had gotten dusty. Owen went out to clean them for me. All the birds around the deck and on the feeders flew up and into the trees. Owen said it sounded like something from “The Birds.” I wasn’t outside, but I was watching from the window in the kitchen. I watched this flock take off — maybe 100 birds  — many of them doves, took off.

Chipping Sparrow

When they settled down, I realized there were birds on pretty much every branch in the woods. I couldn’t tell you which birds were which — my eyes aren’t that good — but you could see their outlines against the fading sky.

A little downy woodpecker. He’s still a baby!

We have a lot of birds of every kind you might expect in this part of the world. We may be facing serious climactic change, but so far, at least we still have birds. So far, so good.

Birds in our bushes … er, feeders

The weather has been very up and down. Two days of extremely cold weather, followed by a few days in the mid-60s. That’s 17 or 18 C for those who aren’t good converters. I finally gave in and put the tick and flea collars back on all three of them. The bugs aren’t dying like they used to. The moment it warms up, the ticks and fleas appear like magic. It’s going to be a very buggy year.

Sharing

I didn’t take any picture or at least, any new ones. I still have a lot of pictures I’ve taken over the past week or two. And there was a lot of cooking getting done. And baking. There’s at least one more big meal coming out of that lamb — my joyful lamb curry.

Downy Woodpecker

I’m taking the rest of the season, such as it is, off. I’ve been looking for a good time to take a few days off and this seems a better time than most. So I’ll be back after the year turns. Let’s hope this one is better than the last few.