Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Daily Reminder # 59 Studded with Rubies

Today's Daily Reminder is short on words - "It's a beautiful world" - and long on photos. LOTS of photos.

The glass on my kitchen door is clean and the back yard has been generous the past couple of days. It's Ruby Tuesday (visit Mary, the Teach at Work of the Poet so you can explore lots of wonderful visions in red from across the world), but I had so many photos that I decided to go with LOT of pictures. There are lots of small reds nestled among the other views.

This little weed growing off my porch looks
more red than it photographs...

Two bunnies visited....
He (I'm guessing) felt a need to chase her in circles...
(I couldn't get a photo, alas)

She (I'm guessing) prayed for relief

Tried to keep a low profile....
But was forced in the end to flee.

all the birds love the berries...

This isn't very good, but I like the idea of catching flight
even if it is blurry...

Scarlet Tanager
all three of these photos are pretty bad
this bird is SO red that it make a cardinal seem drab
but small and far a way and the red I think blurs
the focus it's so bright... and I'm not a good enough
photographer to get it right... so I shared three bad photos
as though quantity would outweigh quality.

I almost never name the birds, but Willie is different
and reminds me of a children's book by that name
about an unusual thrush.... Willie is almost always
in my yard and there's something kind of pathetic
about him which greatly endears him to me.

he was kind enough to visit my porch
for a little while this morning...

How can you not love that face?

Late addition Tuesday morning. I got so involved in picking photos that I forgot my gratitude list!

Some things I'm grateful for today:

  • beautiful weather
  • my back door and visitors to my yard
  • music
  • coffee
  • Schwans
  • the Office for the Aging
  • colors



felisol said...

Dear Raven,
It's been a long time since I visited.
Seems like you are enjoying the"wild life".
You have developed into becoming a skilled photographer of nature.
I only wish you would stop criticizing your own pictures.
They are rare and valuable.
I am amazed about the beauty of the birds and the mating of the sweet bunnies.

I feel proud when I occasionally catch a seagull in flight, or meditating at the top of a lamppost.Even if their voice isn't that good, they are swell looking, don't you think?

I love your poetry from #58.
"The answer is believing

"The need to see the dark side of the moon."

I pray your life keeps getting better, and that the light and warmth of summer does your cats well too.
From Felisol

♥peachkins♥ said...

cute bunnies!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Raven for all these wonderful nature shots.

Maboe said...

Great photos!
Thanks for commenting on my blog, the other photo was in the post before (but not a good one)

LifeRamblings said...

nothing beats the beauty of nature. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Hootin Anni said...

Beautiful!! The scarlet tanager is gorgeous. But I like the fleeing bunny photo best.

My Tuesday Photo Do hope you can find time to visit with me.

Leora said...

I enjoy all your photos. Especially the birds and the bunnies. In our family, we don't like ground hogs - one just ate a large, large cucumber plant.

Yes, what a face...

Siromade said...

I love looking all of your photos, like the cardinaland the cute bunnies...nice views of the nature shots.

Auntie E said...

Love that Scarlet Tanager, what a great find for this ruby day.
My ruby link for you

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! There's a LOT going on in your back yard! And you got some great photos of it. :)

B i r g i t t a said...

I like this!!! How wise to think about what to be greatful about each day. I will try this :)