Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Redheads are Back!

Wow! ... it's taken a lot longer than I thought it would to get to my second production cycle of 2014. The attempt at getting back at it couple of weeks ago with mini bowls didn't get too far as the tax man and my accountant had other plans. I am soooo happy to have taxes out of the way! I ask myself every year ... does it really have to be this complicated?!

Today was a lazy day .... the intention to hit the studio was there but the redheads are back! which brought out the camera and that was it - I was distracted (and I am so good at doing distracted :>))

Rufous Hummingbird (Male)
 Everyone .... dogs, cats, birds, flowers and potter were reveling in the afternoon sun. I caught some of 'us' in the act ....

The Dynamic Duo ...
Lily & Dash
Northern Flicker (Female)
Northern Flicker (Male)
I noticed we had a pair of woodpeckers (a check online shows they are Northern Flickers), in the old maple out front .... hard to see them in the pics as they blend in but I also noticed the old starling nest at the top has been enlarged. Hmmmm.... maybe we have a new family moving into the neighbourhood.
Enlarged old Starling nest
Kali was trying to look very casual sitting on the railing 15 ft in the air

but I suspect her real purpose was stalking the hummers

Otis, the ol' fart, is just happy to be outside after a long winter indoors ....

.... the 'fleurs' are bloomin' away

Tomorrow I WILL be back to work!


  1. Soooo easy to be distracted in the warm sunshine, Brenda. :).. Here, too, feeling the warmth is great. Good day tomorrow. T.

    1. Hi Trish ... yeah, the key word here is 'warmth' .... Ms Sunshine was acting like she meant it!

  2. Oh dear! How did I miss your posts!!! OMG those labs! My fate is slowly being sealed to find another yellow lab :) I need a studio buddy! Our hummers have not yet returned but soon! Flowers....... yeah, they are starting to emerge! Cannot wait!!

  3. Brenda, we need a blog post!! :)