There’s been plenty of spring-time variety at the bird-feeding today!

The long-tailed bushtits have become regulars…


…along with the blackbirds and the great tits…


…but the siskins (left…) were new customers today!


The tree sparrows and the woodpeckers are returning customers as well…


… as are the bluetits and the coal tits…


… and… oh! Oops…


Well, there’s plenty for everyone! 🙂

Photo Art Friday – Exits; and an entry…

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately, and my photo/art has been suffering a little for it… I do want to keep in there, though, so for this week’s PAF challenge I opted to browse through some stuff I did before Christmas. Some way before…




Actually, this was kind of good, too. Usually, I tend to get so caught up with the stuff I do that I always risk cramming too much into it in the end – and then I’m in such a hurry either to get it up here because I’m happy with where it went, or I just ditch it ’cause it didn’t come out right and then I never look at it again… I need to learn to take a step back and do a little at a time with some – if not all, really – images.

The drawback is that there is no way I can remember what I did with these, other than lots of layers and usually two or more textures for each shot, blended in various modes as the fancy takes me… I do know that I was trying out “Colour burn” mode quite forcefully on two of them.

Right now, they suit my mood.

See more interpretations and beautiful photo art at

Fototriss 199 – Light

Fototriss is closing in on 200 challenges, and Helena celebrates with a double-feature competition – the first part being on the theme of light. Faithful sponsor Coolstuff is again providing the prizes! (And should I make top three, I am *so* buying a Snug Rug for mum! :))

Watching my feather-weight friends at their dining table today, I was captivated by the subtle quality of the late November light. A little pale and washed out, it still manages to catch and lift colours where it finds them. And yet it seems so fragile – the merest wisp of mist or cloud can mute it all in seconds… A challenge to catch, indeed!

More November light at

The non-chosen

There were more runners-up than the Eric trio for this week’s Fototriss… And since I prepared them, I thought I might as well post the others, too…

One idea was for a trio of funny birds.

And then there was the paticularily posing trio.

And, finally, the option of an all-bluetit trio…

They’re just irresistible!

Fototriss 195 – I like…

… birds!

I like listening to them and I like watching them; and I like helping them prepare for winter.

Incidentally, I also like that their hunger provides me with many nice photo-opportunities on a sunny Sunday afternoon! You see, I like to photograph them as well, in case anyone had missed that little fact… 🙂

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Obviously, I also like Coolstuff, who very kindly sponsors a competition this week, held apropos the upcoming Father’s Day here in Sweden.

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Happiness is an organic sunflower-seed…

The bird-feeding has been in full swing around here (if anyone had missed that), and I am now happy to be able to provide organically grown sunflower-seeds from my local producer. And the birds love them…

For a fuller exposé, please visit the gallery October birds.

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