OK, for those of you recalling my "birds are like ice cream" post, this bird might be vanilla, but sometimes these "commoners" can amaze you with there beauty. I try not to to take any bird for granted because I think they all have something special to offer. In the case of the eastern tufted titmouse, cuteness seems to be their specialty. We have titmice all year round, but they are never more social than in winter, especially on blustery days, and it was a fairly blustery day when I took these shots a couple of weeks ago. There were definitely other contenders for the Christmas card but I decided to pick the titmouse this year. The chickadee was not happy, but he will surely get his chance! Last year I used a junco and house finch.
"Gorgeous, darling, but can you put your chin up a little?"
"That's it! Marvelous!""Now, let's look to the right. Smashing!"
"Now back to the left. Hold it there. Perfect!" "Oh my! Are you OK darling? Perhaps a little brandy to warm you?"
"All better now? OK, all the way right. Lovely dear!"
"Now let's try with the costume."
"Oh, yes! That's it! We have found our new Christmas card model. Brilliant!!"
Hello and welcome to my blog, or as I prefer to call it, my Phlog! I am using the term "phlog" (which I expect to make it into Webster's someday:)) because the primary purpose of this blog is to share photos rather than thoughts. As many of you can attest, I have way more photos to share than thoughts! Before I get started sharing though I should thank my new friend and world renowned blogger herself, Toni Kelly, for turning me onto this blogging thing and to blogger.com. Thank you Toni!!
I hope you enjoy the photos I am sharing here and that they bring you even a small percentage of the joy I get while taking them. I love being knee deep (O.K., elbow deep) in nature and if I can capture the beauty around us in some very small way through my photography that's just icing on the cake. Thanks for dropping by and please come back again!