Contemplation

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Tonight I sat in the backyard for nearly two hours… thinking some and then not thinking at all.  It had just rained, was cloudy, cool and the smell of the honeysuckle, privet and wisteria was almost intoxicating.  I saw the first hummingbird of the season… much earlier than usual.  There was a baby robin balancing himself on a wire.  The baby thrush was hiding safely and would not come out of the bushes.  The cardinals, jays, catbird and thrushes were all overhead watching out for the babies that were out playing.  It’s times like these… when Tufty was taking a bath, that I know I need a “real” camera!  Sorry excuse for a photograph and he was sooo cute… I didn’t even make an attempt to capture the hummingbird. Maybe when I finally take the plunge into the DSLR world I can get some quality bird photos or at least get in some quality practice!
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Everyone have a safe night… lots of storms around again.  It’s probably a night of very little sleep.

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~ by kcjewel on May 24, 2011.

6 Responses to “Contemplation”

  1. The blossoms and the Robin are excellent though! We had a similar day here, rainy and cool. Our hummers have just about finished the first batch of nectar. Will have to put out a second feeder tomorrow. They are using it a lot!

    I sure don’t like those storms. I see this evening that Oklahoma was hit. Here we suffer a bit in winter, but very rarely have anything like a twister.

  2. You know that I’m going to tell you to GET THAT DSLR!!

    On a different note… someone just posted on facebook that there was a tornado in KC just a little while ago. I hope you and your loved ones are OK!!

  3. Really pretty pictures. I haven’t seen honeysuckles yet this season. I’m sure I can find a ton of them in the mountains…

  4. Sounds wonderful, and I’ll bet it really did. When you finally get your camera, you fall in love with it.

    I see a tornado zipped through KC today. Hope all is well with you.

  5. All is well in KC… spent an hour in the restroom at work today though. We have no basement so everyone goes to the first floor hallway, including the patients in the clinic. You would think that if you were going to build a clinic in tornado alley you would make sure it had a basement! 400 people in an above ground hallway (granted fairly large one), bathrooms and stairwells is barely tolerable. Sometimes I just wonder about decisions that are made.

  6. SO glad that everyone is OK!

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