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2011/292: Woodpecker

Came home from the store, and as I got out of the car, I heard little tapping sounds. Looked around to see where they were coming from and what they were, and found this little guy in one of the trees in front of our house. I hurried inside to get may camera, and was lucky enough to snap a picture or two as he made me chase him around the tree for a better angle.

2011/113: Scavenger Hunt

A few weeks ago, Karen posted a scavenger hunt on her blog, and I thought it would be fun to participate, especially since I missed her first one due to lack of time.
This time she wanted us to find a…

Body of water
This is a pond about halfway between home and Greg’s office (or in this case, the mall 😉 )
I thought about taking a picture of the outdoor pool at the gym, since it’s now open on week-ends, but that would just be mean to all my friends up north, where it’s not exactly swimming weather yet.

Couldn’t resist getting this when I saw it at Michaels several years ago. I painted it to match the curtains in Sara’s room. Melissa has a train, too, and painted it herself. Sara was still too little back then.

Yup, Sara plays with cars, too! This Ford Mustang was her pride and joy when she bought it (with her own money) and even took it on vacation with her that year, to show her brothers.

No idea what they are

This may look like a rose bud, but it’s actually the bud of a blackberry blossom

I had several to choose from here, but I photographed the easiest, that had the best light and required the least amount of work (no digging old Easter baskets out of the closet, or climbing a step stool to get a basket off the shelf). This one sits on the bathroom cabinet and holds my shower gels, body lotions, etc.

Another item I found in Sara’s room. This little bunny was one of her first toys, that I bought for her before she was born.

And for the BONUS….. a
My lucky find! I was sitting at the computer last Saturday, when Sara looked out the window and said cardinal!!! Of course I grabbed my camera, but had to switch lenses… and it flew away before I could do that. I waited and waited, and spotted it sitting in a tree on the other side of the neighbor’s house. I decided to use my 80-400mm lens, but of course it flew away before I could dig out the lens and put it on the camera. I waited and waited, and it finally paid off when he sat down in the tree right outside my window. Still had to shoot through the window and some branches, but I got him!

2011/040: Cardinal

I was trying to take pictures of the falling snow last week, and couldn’t help thinking of Tracy when a red blur flew through my viewfinder and sat down in the neighbor’s tree. I quickly took a few pictures with my 18-200mm lens before digging out the 80-400mm, and good thing I did, because by the time I had the other lens on the camera, he was gone!

2010/232: Killdeer

2010/175: Scraggly

At the Dallas Farmers Market… saw this poor little scraggly looking bird sitting among the banana trees.

2009/20: Soar