Friday, April 6, 2012

Birds and Flowers from April 4, 2012

Welcome to my new post of some photographs I recently took of some of my Bird friends and some flowers we have growing here in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

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Cardinal friend of mine

Hunting food

Let me look over here

Can't a Guy get a bit of privacy when going to the bathroom?

Dianthus Flowers

Another shot

A Mourning Dove over my head

Taking off for breakfast..over there

an Eastern Meadowlark

Close up of Eastern Meadowlark

Cute little House Finch

House Finch having breakfast at our feeder

Coming in for a landing..friends join in for breakfast

The Gang is all here...oh Yummy

one of my Northern Mocking Bird friends

Northern Mocking Bird

Northern Mocking Bird with a "Bad Hair" day

All made up in her best feathers..Northern Mocking Bird

Go ahead, take my picture, you know you can't resist

Our Friendly Robin on my Gourd fence

I am always trying to get a different pose

Some of our Bleeding Heart flowers next to the cabin

I hope you enjoy my photographs and feel free to leave a comment, so I know you have been here, and to also let me know that I am not posting in vain.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More Photographs form April 1,2012- Encounter with a Canada Goose

April 1, 2012 continued....Before I went out to shoot Apple Blossoms and other flowers I walked out into our front yard to do a bit of photographing with the birds and flowers there.

While shooting some Cardinals and a Northern Mocking Bird I looked to my left down the road, and what  my wondering eyes saw was quite a surprise, there in the middle of the road was a Canada Goose just standing there and looking around. Suddenly I saw a car approaching, and that crazy Goose just stood there, oblivious to the oncoming danger of being squished by something much bigger than she was.

Below see the progression of that encounter, which I will say, turned out good for the Goose.

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The Goose just stood there after the car went around I walked down along beside the road to within 10 ft. of her and took her photograph before she finally decided to fly off to join others.

Now I will present for your viewing some of the other photographs I took that morning before the "Goose Incident".

A Cardinal in the brush just at sunrise.

A Northern Mocking Bird sits on the wire above my head
chatting away like crazy in every combination of tweets He could come up with.

He only stopped for a moment to look at His feet as if checking them to see if there was any dirt on them.

The last of the Tulip Blooms in front of the Propane Tank.

A busy White Crowned Sparrow having breakfast in our tray feeder.

A Day Of Apple Blossoms

I have been busy taking photographs again, on April 1,2012 I decided to go out and shoot some beautiful Apple Blossoms.

Below you can see some of the Apple Blossoms as well as some other flowers that I photographed.

As usual, you may click on any image to enlarge for a better view.

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

And still more Apple Blossoms

Just the buds of a Blossom

Isn't Nature wonderful with Her plethora of colors?

Last but not least,a final Apple Blossom

Not sure of the name of these, I call them "Blue Bells"

Choke Cherry Blossoms

Another Wild Flower

Some Wild Violets