This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Surprise Surprise.....................

Just as things are getting boring in the garden along comes a surprise. Let me show you.
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Can you believe my luck to have been at the window at the right time. So in flew this Pileated Woodpecker. He tried one tree after the other and I had my camera in hand. Trying to focus without scaring him away was iffy to say the least.
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Ah well, so.............the little birds were there too. The snowbirds are back. Junco's naturally. They were hanging out with the Finches and Chickadees and Nuthatches. I was busy watching them when the Pileated flew in. I followed him to the tree out front and then lost him. I came right in to see what the pictures were like. He was not sitting still long enough for me to focus well but these were the best.
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Reina was hanging out with us today. Tristen was at his Aunt Laura's. She was outside helping (?) Granddad.
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She seemed to be undoing rather than help but she seemed to have fun.
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Most of the leaves are down now, it's been very windy. There are still a lot left so this wont be the last rake because its going to be a nice week. They say it may rain the end of this week but for a few days it is supposed to be nice. This sun has been blinding on the yellow leaves.
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The road so looks like Autumn with the leaf piles all along the road, people out raking and enjoying this wonderful weather.
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Some other visitors today
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Can't forget the squirrels. They must be fat by now with all they have eaten at my house let along what they get at other houses. They may be a pest but they sure are cute.
I still have to get some stuff in the ground, I really must make an effort before its too late.


Merlesworld said...

You are clever I never have the camera when I get visitors.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Gorgeous photos--woodpeckers are tricky to photograph. The only times I have heard the around here, they were way way up in a tree and I couldn't spot them to take a photo.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great photos! I love those woodpeckers! They are so big!