Friday, June 4, 2010

Just Randomness

Not much going on but dh has been experimenting with my camera. He really isn't much of a shutter-bug but he has captured a couple of good pics.
This little dragonfly was flitting around in the backyard. Looks like he was doing a balancing act.
Then I was out one morning and spied this guy. I like how transparent his wings are.Hubbie caught this baby mockingbird in a neighbors tree. It had been in our garage and couldn't find it's way out. Notice his little tailfeathers are not yet formed.

I love finding little winged babies in our yard. I hope you find some in yours.

Happy weekend everyone!

23 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Gorgeous pictures! Well done. I have never been able to capture a picture of a dragonfly. The little mockingbird is so sweet. There are babies everywhere right now.

Diana (Di) said...

Hi Susie! you made me laugh with the dragonfly photos: looks like acrobatics. And the baby mockingbird... so sweet.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. This evening we are finally seeing blue sky with a promise of sunshine tomorrow... that will make our vegetable garden happy.

Mildred said...

Great pictures you two. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Jacquie said...

Those are great photos! I NEVER see much bird life in my yard...I'm amazed how often you do.

Have a fun weekend, Susie.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

These pictures are fantastic, I hope to catch a few dragon flies with my camera one day soon. The baby is so cute.
Thanks for sharing
Molly

Darla said...

Been waiting on you to post. I know your gardens are looking beautiful. Hows the Firespike doing? I love finding babies in our gardens too.

Deb said...

great photos....love your header Susie...

Marydon Ford said...

Fabulous pictures, Susie! Oh, how I love the wee bird ...

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Meadowview Thymes said...

Susie, these are great pictures! We are seeing lots of birds! Even had a baby hawk sitting on the fence one day. And we have lots and lots of dragonflies. I love them!

Daisy said...

That first dragonfly picture looks like he his trying to do a headstand! Great shots, Susie! Wishing you a happy weekend.! :)

KathyB. said...

Hi Susie! I love seeing dragonflies around here. They look like little be-jeweled helicopters and I will stop what I am doing to watch them.

Baby birds are interesting to watch and whenever I find a little fledgling I watch to make sure it is O.K. How did the little mockingbird find it's way out?

Rose said...

Great photos of the dragonfly, Susie! I have been known to chase them around the garden trying to get one good picture:) I haven't seen a dragonfly here this year yet, but we have had a lot of butterflies, which I'm happy about because we had so few last year. I love this time of year--so much happening in the garden and outdoors.

perennialgardener said...

Hubby did a good job capturing the dragonfly. They crack me up zooming around the garden. :)

Becky said...

Great pics you two!!!!

Tipper said...

I'd say you both are talented photographers-what wonderful pictures!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great pictures. Hope the little fellow is okay!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie, mockingbirds are not native to my region but I swear I saw one Saturday afternoon. Maybe they are moving farther north.
Marnie

George said...

It looks as if you have all kinds of activity in your yard. These are great pictures -- especially of the dragonflies.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What great Dragonfly pictures. I've only seen one here so far. The baby bird is so cute. We had a family of Nuthatches visiting our yard yesterday.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, I'm trying to catch up... It's been a long month for me!!!!! Love the picture of that baby Mocker... Your hubby got a great picture...

Love your header.

Hope you are doing well.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginger said...

I've never seen a baby mockingbird - how cute!!

kanak7 said...

Hi Susie, the dragonfly pictures are amazing! I love the way you get those bird photos. That's something I can't seem to manage:( Your dh did a great job!!

A. Joy said...

I love dragonflies! I like their big eyes. Always remind me of Odie, the dog on Garfield.