Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birds and stuff

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Things have been a little crazy around here lately - that happens sometimes, it's in the name, "chaos", duh! - and I feel like I've been somewhat neglectful of my blog and my bloggy friends and I'm very sorry for that but I also think it's going to continue for a couple more weeks.


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The tufted titmouse from yesterday and these birds here were taken a couple of weeks ago at my parents' house in Missouri - it was an impromptu trip, long story, but anyway, this female cardinal seemed a little different shade than the others, more yellow(?), I liked her colors!


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They are such regal looking birds! But back to the chaos, we had our quick trip to Missouri, Oklahoma and back, Camp Angel all last weekend (such a great program!), trying to help a dear friend with wedding planning (they are marrying April 10th and I'm matron of honor - still trying to figure out how to hold my bouquet and the camera, maybe I'll just strap them together), trying to keep up with my photo-a-day diary (hard copy, not electronic, but I'll post all about that at some point, promise), diet/exercise/frustration/lack of motivation (ps I have posted over at our weight blog), and I'm sure there's more, but, drum roll please. . .


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We'll be leaving towards the end of next week for Florida! Yay, warmth! But, I'm also going crazy with all the pre-trip what-not's. While I'm gone Macro Monday will be on semi-autopilot, but that's about all that will be here, I will post my photo a day via facebook (link to me at the bottom of the page) like I did for our Maine vacation.


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So, please know, I'm not turning my back on you, I love you all! Things will calm back down, just a little time - ps, did I mention that I'll be swimming with manatees on my birthday (Feb 8th)?! Fun!


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Hopefully, I'll make it back from the trip relaxed and refreshed and ready to take on the world. :0)

23 comments:

  1. You guys enjoy yourselves, that's all there is to it>. We'll be here when you come back! Have FUN, and enjoy the sun!!!

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  2. These are amazing shots, Lisa -- so full of life and color!

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  3. I forgot to say how beautiful I think these photos are!

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  4. Sounds like a warm and well-timed vacation. Your bird photos are gorgeous and remind me so much of my old backyard. So colorful! The only bird I really see here on a daily basis is pigeons. :(

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  5. Oh, Lisa... I can't say how much this post meant to me! These birds are like a taste of home... here in Norway we don't have these particular feathered friends... So while I do appreciate the difference and variety of birds here, I so miss the blazing sights of a cardinal, blue, indigo bunting, goldfinch... *sigh*... Thank you for this wonderful post for bird-watchers! :o) And have fun preparing for your trip... Florida sounds great about now--LOL! ((HUGS))

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  6. Lovely shots!

    Have a great trip!

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  7. I love these, they are so precious, colourful and gorgeous!
    Wishing you loads of fun and hopefully a bit less Chaos soon ;)

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  8. Beautiful shots of the birds! And no worries about not being able to blog sometimes..... it happens to the best of us!

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  9. Beautiful colors on the female cardinal. And I am SO jealous you're going to Florida!

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  10. Lisa, I haven't been by your blog in such a very long time, and I have to tell you, I missed your photography. These are BEAUTIFUL shots! How are you?? Hope all is well.

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  11. Lisa, your shots are simply amazing! How did you get so close up? I could almost stretch out my hand and hold that cardinal in my hand. Hope you will find peaceful moments amidst the chaos.

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  12. Gorgeous colors on the birds! I always look forward to seeing photos taken by you, as you're one great photographer!

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  13. oh I wanna bird watch with you and your camera

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  14. I got so distracted with the photos of the pretty birds (I love cardinals) that I barely read your post but then I saw swimming with manatees!!! How cool is that! Have a wonderful trip and birthday! I'm sure it will result in many cool photos.

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  15. Wow, all your bird shots are so great. I love that last one of the cardinal, reminds me of Virginia. I hope all the travels go well for you. :)

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  16. Woah..stellar shots..gorgeous and beautiful! They are all so magical!
    Kiki~

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  17. I love your bird photos, I only wish to capture that!

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  18. Such awesome shots! I feel like i should be able to reach into my computer and touch them. Have fun on your vacation. That is so awesome to swim with the dolphins. Take lots of pictures. I need to live vicariously. Happy Birthday!!:)

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  19. gorgeous photos...love the cardinals. enjoy your trip and Happy Birthday!

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  20. Wonderful bird shots ... such colorful variety you have where you live! Enjoy Florida ... hope the weather's warm for you! What a nifty way to celebrate your birthday on the 8th ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. Lisa, you always have the most amazing photography...and these birds are no exception. Absolutely beautiful shots!

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  22. Very nice pictures. You really captured them well. I hope you have a great trip to Florida. Sounds like a great time to come.

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