I usually only get in two or three shots before it takes off...
And to tell the truth the photos below may be a different bird. The bird above flew away...and a few minutes later I thought it came back. And it may be the same bird but notice the one messed up feather in the following photos.
I like this first one as much for the sky as for the barn!
I thought you might like seeing this Amish farm above...if you will expand the view, look at all the solar panels on the house on the extension on the back side. Edited to add: There is an Amish man hoeing in the garden. This is a typical Amish home for this area...except for the solar panels. Wondering if they are allowed to use electric if they produce it with their own solar panels?
This is from driving home from a doctor's appointment in Avon...it looked best in B&W.
This is copied and pasted from my Pics and Pieces blog...from January 25, 2009. Mama Squirrel has been gone several years now, but I still miss her. I always wonder if the squirrels that visit are related to her. Surely some are. She raised two litters in our big old maple every year except one...for several years. Three babies in each litter.
We had two dogs at the time...and she knew the difference in the two. One would have killed her in a heartbeat. She avoided her, as well as teased her. She would sit just outside the fence when Keesha was out and Keesha would stand and bark at her.
However if it was our Collie mix, she would walk up to her and smell her feet. Would get drinks of water with her laying close to the water dish. Anyway, below is the post...in story and photos.
January 25, 2009
If you are here for Camera Critters, that post is below this one, though this one fits also.
At my house, it is a signal to Mama Squirrel when I open my dining room curtains.
So many times, I open them and in just a few minutes here she comes. And she gets on the fence post and stares until she gets a reaction from me.
Sometimes, she meets me on the back porch, and others if I am not out there instantly she hikes back across the street to the trees. I don't know if she spots one of the cats in the window or what. But this morn was one of those times she ran back across the street; I was slow cause I was actually putting on my coat and getting the camera. But it was for the best cause I got some shots of her in action, running to see what I had.
She was just a bit shy of the camera, maybe cause it is all black. My other rebel has a lot of silver on it and she did not seem to mind it. Or maybe it is just the weather...who knows.
I just thought it would be fun to feature her again...I cannot think how many years she has been coming here...I think it is finishing up 3 years but it could be 4.
She is such a sweetie...as you can see she don't mind touching me...but still won't let me pet her. Though sometimes when she is standing in my hand like this, I will use one of my fingers to scratch her under her chin, or whatever it reaches. There are times when I think she would almost jump on to my arm to get to the food.
As an added note, as you can see we are getting another skim of snow this morning. Up to an inch is predicted.
It was almost middle of the day when we happened to drive through the strip pit area. So, I am shooting with my little point and shoot and cannot see the screen...I am just aiming and hoping for a decent result. The one above, I got a glimpse, but only guessed and shot. The ones below are totally blind shots. I would have a better chance of reading in the dark than seeing the screen...
Not too bad...for not seeing what I was shooting...
I was happier with this one. Look toward the horizon...all those geese on the ground. I think they are mostly white fronted geese, but not sure. I think there are some Canada geese mixed in.
This last photo is a cropped version of the one above it.