Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Elusive Quail

I love Quails.  1.  They look like cartoons, with their floppy head feathers.  2.  They sound like squeaky toys.  Too cute!  Our Quails are shy, so I feel very fortunate I got these pics:

You might have had to be there.  They're so cute!  Cornell University is my reference for all things birdy, and they have great pics, and audio of the Quail.  

If you're keeping score, this qualifies as unusual.  And, if you're keeping track, lets just say the last two weeks were a cluster, and the fact that I had no post last week will be the thing that will be left unsaid.  Except I just said it.  But never again!
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

The very picture of irony.

So, I've been trying to get a picture of a Stellar Jay in the Blue Spruce, not least because it's ironic.  The Stellar Jay is blue, and the Blue Spruce is green.  And, there are Jays in the Spruce all the time, so it shouldn't be that hard.  Every day, probably every hour, there is a Jay in the Spruce.  However!  When I grab my camera, they fly away.  I think I would have to sit still in the yard all day to get that picture.  So, the other day I just walked around and took these pictures while I waited for the Jay to get back in the Spruce.  In retrospect, this adds another layer of irony to the situation (see def. 3a).  Who knew I would get these pretty pics, when all I felt was frustrated I wasn't getting the pic I wanted?  Pretty silly...

Apple Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Little Bird Eating a Dandelion

Little Bird On My Mower

Grape Hyacinth



May all my ironies be this fortuitous (see def. 2a)!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super Moon!

I got a fancy camera for Christmas, but I haven't had any luck taking pictures of the moon until this.

I have a tripod, but I never know where it is, so I put my camera on top of my car, and stood behind it to take these pictures.

There's a face in the Super Moon!  The face is actually clouds in front of the moon, that were quite thick.  There were clouds in the other pics too, but too wispy, and the moon just shone through.  My camera is not so fancy that it captures any detail of the moon surface, so don't be confused.

Going, going...


P.S.  If you're keeping track, chalk one up for Unusual.