Serendipity

It’s back to the abstracts! I’m so in love with these… I had a macro-photography brainstorm, and suddenly I seemed to have plunged straight into the kind of world I so love to read about – taking shots I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to capture for years… And here they were, almost without my consciously trying to catch them!

I’m afraid that’s the thing though… Afraid, because I don’t know if I can get there again because I’ll be trying too hard next time.

But let’s not worry about that now! For now, I hope you might share some of the magic of what I found the other day…

(These really need to be viewed in full size and one by one. Just saying…)

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Variety

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

The long-tailed bushtits have become regulars…

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…along with the blackbirds and the great tits…

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

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

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… as are the bluetits and the coal tits…

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… and… oh! Oops…

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Well, there’s plenty for everyone! 🙂

Speaking of collages…

I couldn’t find the time to enter this month’s Photo Art Friday, but the theme was collage and I thought that was a good idea… People around me have been asking for shots of the new place, so here’s a collection!

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And obviously, there has to be one with the happy cat as well!

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Right, that’s it for the family photo album. Back to business… 🙂

New hunting grounds

I’m moving houses, and I spent a couple of hours at the new place the other day, shifting some stuff, viewing the garden, and meeting the avian neighbours… The first to greet me was, to my delight, a new acquaintance.

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A coal tit – one of many around, apparently – chatty, unafraid, and very, very cute.

There was also a flock of bullfinches who dropped by to say hello. Did I mention I love bullfinches?

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We have them here, too. We hear them all the time, but we rarely see them, and certainly not up close. But I suspect that since my new place has been empty for a while, they’re not so withdrawn around there. So far…