Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cute Chickadees, the moon and a cup of coffee

I thought I mentioned in my blog that I had surgery on my thumb this past Tuesday. It appears my thumb does not like to stay in its proper place and dear Arthur set in from a previous thumb surgery. I must have mentioned it on my other blog. It will be in this cast until I go back for a follow up on the 31st.




These are a few shots from yesterday in my yard.   I have been keeping my camera on the tripod at the dining room window. It is easy to snap pic's one handed using the tripod. I'll be happier when my hand is out of this cast. Typing one handed is not fun.  Early in the morning I was able to watch the moon setting. Afterwards I enjoyed watching my yardbirds. These are a few of my favorite things that make me happy. Skywatching and birding...both can be addicting and fun.







































I think these colors look good together, the moon and blue sky along with the chickadee with the pine tree background. Pretty nature scenes that make me happy.






My cute Carolina Chickadee



The moon setting

A wake me up happy has been found with using my new Keurig (a Christmas present) coffee maker. I am able to use it one handed. I am loving all the different coffee flavors and that it is so simple to use. The Kona and Hazelnut flavors are two of my favorites coffees.
I am linking up with Mary's Mosaic Monday and That's My World  Thanks to Mary for hosting and to the gang at That's My World.

Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post, I hope you have a great week.

49 comments:

  1. A lovely selection of photos. The chickadee is such a pretty little bird.

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  2. Hi Eileen, Carolina Chickadees are so sweet! You have taken wonderful pictures! I also love the shots of the moon. Nice! Have a super good day and coming week!

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  3. These are beautiful! I think I like the compilations of each thing separately, the chickadee and the moon. In any event, they are both terrific captures!

    Ciao,
    Gina

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  4. Hmmm hand in a cast .. I must have missed a blog post! Very nice pictures of the moon and the chickadee! By the way, I gave my hubby a Keurig for Christmas. He enjoyed trying all the different coffee selections as well. He ended up with a caffeine headache from all the tasting! I'm not a coffee drinker; however, I enjoy the tea and hot chocolate selections.

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  5. Sorry to hear you have a cast Eileen. Did you fall? Considering you're a bit hampered, you took some great photos. Nature makes me very happy too. Heal quickly :)

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  6. These are 'happy' pictures.The greens and blue together look very pretty.
    Ruth

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  7. I thought I mentioned in my blog that I had surgery on my thumb this past Tuesday. It appears my thumb does not like to stay in its proper place and dear Arthur set in from a previous surgery. I must have mentioned it on my other blog. It will be in this cast until I go back for a follow up on the 31st.

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  8. You have all the reasons to be happy, in a Sunday morning, and to do whatever you want.

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  9. wonderful wonderful wonderful picture of the moon - i love so much. please have a good new week.


    daily athens

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  10. Here in California the chickadees and the nuthatches seem to like the higher elevations. I see them a lot in the mountains but not here in the lowlands.

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  11. I love the chickadee photos, Eieen! Thye are such cute little birds.

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  12. Such cute little chickadee's! Beautiful shots, Eileen!

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  13. Such beautiful birds!!! And your winter moon is just gorgeous!!! Thank you! Cathy

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  14. Chickadees are so entertaining to watch. Love the moon shots.

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  15. the chickadees are adorable and you just can't beat a beautiful moon! Lovely, Eileen.

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  16. I love your Chickadees...they are so beautiful...and these photos are wonderful...Great idea to use your tripod to make these wonderful photos!!

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  17. Beautiful collages! The little chickadee is adorable and the your moon photos are gorgeous.

    Sorry to hear you are stuck in a cast, I hope it comes off on the 31st as planned.

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  18. Beautiful birds! The moon shots are great. My tripod comes in handy too especially night shots.

    Take care and hope your thumb is healed.

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  19. The Chickadees are so cute all puffed up. I always think of the ABBA song Chickadee when I see these birds on your blog.

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  20. Sorry to hear that you are incapacitated. Did I miss a post saying what happened? I just went back a few but couldn't find anything about it.

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  21. Eileen,

    Love the chickadees. When we are in Maine for the summer, they amuse me all day long. Great pictures.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Carol

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  22. Love your photos. I'm going to add you to my list of places I visit.

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  23. I'm so sorry you are having thumb problems. That's not a good thing for anyone who loves taking photos as much as you do! Hope you heal quickly!

    Meanwhile, I'm glad you have a tripod and plenty of birds to capture with your lens. Chickadees are such delightful, friendly birds!

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  24. These are beautiful. And the colors compliment each other so well. Nice mosaic. The full moon was beautiful this month, and brought us many newborns where I work!

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  25. Hi Eileen!
    What beautiful photos! The chickadees look so cute.

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  26. I love chickadees, they are so, well, so compact.
    Commiserations on your poor thumb. We hardly ever realise how much we need each one of our digits until we lose the use of one. I hope it mends quickly and does not give you any more trouble.

    While you have been occupied with the setting moon, I have been hammering away at the rising moon and not at all successfully.

    Hope you have a great week, thumb not withstanding.

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  27. Nice shots, Eileen. Love that cute little chicadee. And your moon shots are beautiful! Hope your thumb heals quickly. I enjoy my Keurig too!

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  28. Very nice and I wish your thumb a fast recovery.

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  29. These all such beautiful and delightful captures, Eileen! I do love the soft colors of the skies and, of course, the chickadee!! Adorable! Hope your thumb heals quickly and well! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  30. What beautiful shots!!! I love them!

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  31. always enjoying the beautiful side of nature that you feature here.

    each time i hear surgery i wince. hope nothing serious. and that you're all right.

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  32. Your poor thumb. I hope it gets better soon. You did get some amazing shots one handed. Wonderful.

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  33. Such beautiful images! I hope you are soon feeling better, Eileen!!!

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  34. Hi Eileen, Great pictures of the moon and the Chickadee..

    Bet that new coffee maker and the different blends is fabulous. I have another friend who has one --and she loves hers also.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  35. ...and your photos make us happy!!

    Very nice mosaic with the moon and your yardbird!

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  36. I always enjoy your nature photos and they make the best mosaics! We love the little black cap chickadee!♥

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  37. I think chickadee's are the sweetest little birds but hard for me to catch in a photo. They fly away so quickly! Love the shots you got! Great moon photos too!

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  38. I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery and cast but it appears you are still able to take some great shots with your tripod.

    Beautiful shots of the moon and a speedy recover to your thumb!

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  39. Beautiful shots from your yard. The bird is really wonderful.

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  40. Fantastic photos. I will try your favorite coffees if I can find somewhere!

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  41. Hi Eileen! Gorgeous images .... the bird shots are my favorites!

    Irene

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  42. Lovely photos of a pretty wee bird.

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  43. adorable chickadee profile :) Great series!

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  44. Beautiful shots of the moon and chickadees, and blending them together in collage is perfect.

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  45. Oh gosh, it's like a birding festival catching up on your blogposts. You see more from your window than many of us do when we go out purposely to bird. I am so impressed and thank you for sharing. Again, hope you get well soon; I know that hand surgery can be difficult. Do you have PT in your future? I have put you on my Google Reader now!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen