Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cedar Waxwing Fever!

I lost track of time on Monday. 

The Cedar Waxwings chose Long Hollow for a little R&R, triggering my inner paparazzi.

It was a gray morning, and I stayed pretty far away so I wouldn't spook them,

so I wasn't sure if any of the hundreds of photos I took would be worth a dang.

Since I was expecting the worse, I'm pretty pleased with the results,

although I had to play with them in Lightroom quite a bit to bring out the color.

Cedar Waxwings do have amazing color. 

Bits of bright yellow and red and blue in odd places

 although I don't think you can see them in my photos. 

Just not enough zoom.

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day, Long Hollow-Style!

Look what the Hollow gave me this morning on my walk.

It was resting right in the middle of my usual path, 
and large enough that even I couldn't miss it.

Last night the sky gave me a sunset wrapped in pastel tissue... 

...and earlier this week the sun gave me glistening gold.

Wishing all of you a Happy Valentine's Day and eyes open to the gifts all around you!

"Without Valentine's Day, February would be...well, January." 
~ Jim Gaffigan