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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:24 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
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Pictures of Neat Things

Because I'm so tired tonight that I'm not able to focus on any one thing for very long. (Jazz, Thomas Merton, how they intersect; union stuff; stories I have to chase tomorrow; my brother; my Nana's paintings; A Love Supreme ... yeah, my brain is pretty much some kind of oatmeal. Or gumbo. Not sure which.)

Caveat: I took terrible pictures, fast, so these are fast, and kind of terrible. 

This is the male Cardinal that lives on our street. 

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This is his mate. You'll see her if you look carefully. I think the fawn and tan and green and gold-yellow of her coloring is very pretty, but it doesn't show up very well against the ground. 

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And this is my not very good picture of the blue flowers I love so much that bloom in the spring. Their blues were darker this year. I checked this shot, which hasn't been enhanced in any way, with the shots I took last year, which I admit I slightly enhanced - and these are the richer colored blooms. 

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Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 03:46 am (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
Fast or not those pictures are beautiful? And I'm impressed at how well you caught the birds. Birds are such tricky creatures to photograph. Cardinals are so lovely and their songs are so nice. I miss them quite a bit. There don't seem to be any living on the praries.

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 03:51 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I didn't know it was only the male cardinals with that colouring, but in retrospect I probably should have guessed! I think the female cardinal's colouring is gorgeous.

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 04:34 am (UTC)
owlboy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] owlboy
are those lithadora flowers?

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:09 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (cat)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, I hope you catch up with yourself soon! (Do you get a long weekend?) <3

But those are very nice pics - and a cardinal is a very exotic sight from my pov. (THe flowers are very pretty, but look very similar to bluebells, although I assume they probably aren't - but they certainly have the same lovely spring effect.)

Date: Saturday, 15 April 2017 07:50 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (doctor who)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Hee, and now... TODAY, THE DOCTOR!!!

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:23 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (peacock feather)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
Mmm, gumbo... ;-)

I've always thought cardinals were the most beautiful of the small New World birds, and as it's been some 40 years since I've seen one in the fleshplumage, your photo is very welcome!
Edited Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:23 am (UTC)

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:49 am (UTC)
maia: (Maia)
From: [personal profile] maia
Thank you for posting these! Happy Spring!

(I love cardinals)

Date: Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (callan beach)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Lovely wee birds:) It's nice to see the creatures coming out now it's spring.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2017 01:23 am (UTC)
cygnia: (Smug Rarity is Smug)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
I just saw my first cardinal of the year yesterday :)

Date: Saturday, 15 April 2017 02:49 pm (UTC)
cygnia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
I did not see one yet, alas

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