Friday, September 27, 2013

Faithful Friday

I'm still head over heels as the recipient of Michelle's generosity.
I never expected when I began blogging a few years ago that I'd get know some of the kindest people on the planet.
This is a terribly shadowy photo, but at least you can see I've been working along on "Faith".  Love all the blues and browns.  I'm thinking of changing the date from 1708 to 2013 as that would make it more meaningful to me. I've got graph paper and a pencil and I'm not afraid to use them!

This week's Bird Report includes an Anna Hummingbird hard at work on Salvia.

A Red-breasted Sapsucker working away on a Douglas Fir tree. 

Here's a young Northern Flicker scoping out my peanut feeders.

While this adult male Flicker has it all figure out.

See his tongue sticking out?

And look who's back at the feeder - it's Clown Bird!

No, it's a male Acorn Woodpecker.
Like the squirrels, I've been gathering up a few acorns.  I'm going to set them out later in the Fall and see if these guys will find them and take them back to their granary tree.

I'll finish with one more photo of an Anna Hummingbird.
This is the original shot.

And here's the close up I got when I cropped the photo.
I'm pretty pleased with the clarity and resolution.


Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely photos today Beth, I clicked on each one and my favourite is the young flicker.

cucki said...

So sweet..pretty photos x

Margaret said...

Your pictures are wonderful! I especially love the one of the hummingbird in flight over the salvia. Wonderful! Love your stitching too!

Barb said...

I absolutely love the hummingbird photos! You can see their little feathers!

Maggee said...

Terrific shots, as always... great camera! I probably should read my manual, in case I have the capability in my new camera--whatdya think! Off to read more... Hugs!

Andrea said...

Lovely photos. Great progress on your stitching.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful hummingbird closeup--they're really hard to capture on film, so you did a great job!

Pam in IL said...

Wonderful pics! Your stitching is coming along nicely and your cropped Anna photo is stunning.