Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday - hosted by Mary/the Teach at Work of the Poet - is here again. Great way to see lots of wonderful reds from around the whole world.

Today I just have a couple of robins and my flowering quince (I think that's what it is) getting ready to put on her full display.

It's about noon my time. Since I set this up to post last night, I spent the morning obsessively trying to take pictures of bumble bees. I swear they toy with me. They actually buzz the door and hover there and then just when I get them in focus they flit off. Very frustrating. But I finally got two fairly cool shots... not as zoomed in as I would have liked, but at least there are bumble bees in them. Now I'd better go sign Mr. Linky and start visiting others. Oh... that last quince photo was taken a few minutes ago... how quickly the blossoming is moving now.









29 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

Those flowers are just about ready to pop - I can feel it!!

nature ramblings said...

Great bee shots and love those flowers. I can never get close enough to robins to ever get a good robin shot. Love your photos and thanks for sharing a little bit of your morning.

Catherine said...

Raven, this couple of robin is wonderful for Ruby Tuesday. I don't remember having the opportunity to see one so clearly.
I perfectly know the difficulty to take pictures of birds. They're so quick to disappear.
Wonderful pictures.
These red flowers, particularly the picture against the green grass, gives a fantastic "painting" of spring.

ilanadavita said...

Great nature scenes with red.

quilly said...

Capturing pics of bees in flight is no easy task! I think you did a great job on that second one!

Thom said...

Spectacular photos...the bee shot was excellent

storyteller said...

Lovely series for today! I wish we had more colorful birds where I live. I can't wait to see those bushes burst into bloom!
Hugs and blessings,

Kay said...

Ahhh you make it seem like spring is on its way...

... it was 47 degrees ont he way to work this morning, so I am not sure winter has actually left ehre yet... but i have faith and hope...

Ralph said...

The birds, bees and berries are beautiful. And perfect reminders that Spring in its glory has arrived from the Southern Tier to Scandinavia...and always after Winter, very much appreciated!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great shot of the Robin! That flowering quince looks remarkably like a bush I have in the front yard. I may have to post a photo of it and ask for your feedback! :-)

Raven said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words...

Pagan Sphinx - I'm afraid I'm not a good source of information. I learned yesterday from posting it, that something I have is called a "hasta" and I call this a flowering quince because it is the first thing I posted for Ruby Tuesday about a year ago and I said I didn't know what it was. Somebody said it was a quince and I googled and it looked like it matched... I know tulips, daffodils, and the real basics but after that I'm useless.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the flower shots....

Dianne said...

damn bees! they have such attitude. that's how the gulls treat me ;)

love your reds, I can't believe how close you get the robins!

Paz said...

Wow! All perfect shots! My fave? The bird. He's posing for you. ;-)

Paz

That is the chicken said...

wonderful close-ups of the robin...he looks like he has his beady eye on you.
Glad to see your back posting again.

Dora said...

The bee looks like a plane taking off! ;)

The Cunning Runt said...

Cool shots - I especially love the bee pictures!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Who knows why but my mind has that first bee riding a pony. Seems like such a noble robin.

tapirgal said...

Thanks for your comment and for visiting my seagulls! I love your red berries and the bees in flight. I'm new in the community of Ruby Tuesday, and it was fun, especially thanks to people like you.

napaboaniya said...

The robin looks lovely. Those flowers are gorgeous little ones...looking like little cherries :)

Gattina said...

These photos of the robins are so very nice and clear ! I wished I had some in my garden but with my cats ...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Flowering quince is one of my favourite shrubs. I bet they are gorgeous today!

Felisol said...

Dear Raven,
I became stalled in answering.
Had to make some "emergency calls".
I'm impressed how you manage to take part in nature and the changing seasons from behind your window.

My husband wood have called you a real pioneer, with a fighting spirit that penetrates steel.

I like your pictures. The red flowers, blossoming on naked branch (before the leaves come), we call fire-wood.

I have wondered about your cats. Are they in/ and or outdoor cats?

I remember our old Citrin. She went bananas trying to catch a bee on the other side of the window glass.

Poor old warrior!

I'm too shortsighted to spot a robin outdoors, but my ears are well functioning. They sing lovely this time of year.

Raven,
I'm so happy every time you write. You are spreading light and joy in my bloglife.
Thank you for being you.
From Felisol

Ivon said...

Super close-up on the bee in flight. In fact, it was awesome. Nice work on all your pictures, and thanks for sharing.

I enjoyed your comments on my blog. Thanks.

EastCoastLife said...

I love the bee shots. It's the first time I'm seeing s robin close up. :)

BABYLONEZOO (France) said...

Jolie rouge gorges

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