Wednesday, February 27, 2008

a few shots of today

I took my camera outdoors this morning, thinking that perhaps it would behoove me to see my world through the camera lens.


These finches feed here every day, right outside of my kitchen window, always available for viewing. I go to the trouble of keeping the feeder full, yet I ignore the sight of the birds flitting to and fro.



The gargoyle outside of my front door mocks my icy pensiveness. I could learn a lot from him if I'd glance his way.



The Buddha, normally jovial, appears forlorn. Is that an icy tear emerging from his eye? Whatever's bothering him, he's sitting with it, allowing it to be.



21 comments:

My Kids Mom said...

Your pictures are beautiful! It is important to stop and enjoy the beauty thats right in front of us, but so hard to do when there are sooo many things to get done. Thank you for reminding me. Have a wonderful day!

Betty said...

Dear My Kids Mom,

Thank you for enjoying the photos.

You have a great day too!

Hugs,
Betty

Lynilu said...

I love what the camera's lens shows me. Obviously! I think it is the most amazing tool for seeing the world. Great pictures, Betty!

Betty said...

Thank you, Lynilu! I think I'll use the camera lens tool more often.

Hugs,
Betty

Big Dave T said...

We have a feeder right outside our kitchen window. Occasionally I'll see a finch, but mostly it's sparrows and redpoles (sp?).

Lately I haven't seen as many birds feeding there. Then when I went outside to shovel I think I might have learned why. There was a big hawk in a tree that overlooks the feeder.

Guess my bird feeder works in more ways than one.

Betty said...

I saw a huge hawk rising like a pheonix out of a bush near my feeder the other day. I thought, surely the hawk wouldn't be so bold....

Hugs,
Betty

Patti said...

Those were some neat pics and the commentary very profound. I love it!

Betty said...

Thank you, Patti! It was a good exercise for me. I'm planning to spend more time with my camera.

Hugs,
Betty

Daisy said...

Beautiful winter pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Dear Daisy,

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to be sharing some spring photos in the very near future.

Hugs,
Betty

surjit said...

Wonderful pictures. Betty,it is good to note that you are a good nature lover.Thanks for sharing God bless.

Betty said...

Dear Surjit,

Yes, I appreciate nature and try to focus on that as much as possible. Thank you for enjoying the pictures.

Hugs,
Betty

Kacey said...

Lovely, Betty, just lovely! You have so much talent with your lens. I'm hoping that you learn to appreciate how talented you are. When you get behind the camera, your eyes become so adept at finding the beautiful and great composition. Guess you should walk around with a camera all the time --- it would give you such confidence!

Betty said...

Wow, Kacey, thank you for the huge compliment. You certainly made my day!

Hugs,
Betty

My Kids Mom said...

Hope your sister is doing good. You guys are all in my prayers.

Betty said...

Dear My Kids Mom,

Thank you so much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. My sister has been experiencing spreading pain, so it's a bit scary. I'm sending her cards and gifts on the mail, not knowing what else to do right now.

Hugs,
Betty

Moanna said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for stopping by my blog after visiting Deena. You and your sister are in my thoughts.

Betty said...

Thank you, Moanna for stopping by and for thinking of me and my sister. It really does help!

Hugs,
Betty

flyingstars said...

WoW..some very beautifully captured shots!

Betty said...

Thank you, Flyingstars, for visiting and for the compliment!

Hugs,
Betty

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