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Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Message from my Sister

I just got a job (my first. :P) at a nearby McDonald's, and this is what I got from my sister (age 7) when I logged into gtalk. =)
"may I heip you?
cheese berger 2 10
shake 3 17
happy meal 2 15
doll toy 1 10
ok go to 1 window
:)
here is some money
go to 2 window
:)
here is your food
have a nice day
:)
bye cheese berger lady:)
hehe"

How cute is that? (I believe the numbers are the prices in the first few lines. ;])

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Love Hummingbirds. :D

I've always liked hummingbirds--who wouldn't?--but yesterday they made their way up into my favorite birds of all time.
I'd gone outside to get some pictures of them at the feeder, and was just finishing playing with shutter speed, aperture, and whatnot, when one came--a male. I heard the quick buzzing of his wings, and brought the camera up to my eye, hoping to shoot off an image or two. He sat and drank for a bit, and then zipped upward, and the buzzing of his wings became louder and crystal clear. He hovered literally about 6 inches in front of my face, seemingly just looking at me out of curiosity, and then went back to the feeder for a sip before heading off again. It was absolutely amazing. I can't even put into words how excited I was. I could see every feather on his shining red gorget; he was that close. It was just beautiful. Amazing. Magical.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Seeds carried on the wind...


...make it look like snow flurries falling in the sunshine.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sure Signs o' Spring

This was the best picture I got because even though he's small, that chick can run!


Saw this handsome guy at the state park today:

And this oriole seemed happy with the bird bath and the apple, although he didn't touch the oriole feeder!

Still haven't gotten a picture of a hummingbird; they never show up when I'm waiting for them! =)

In Honor of International Migratory Bird Day (Even though I'm a day late) :P

And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!