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:

jabblog said...

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

wildlifewatcher said...

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!

Pagan Sphinx said...

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

Kerri said...

These are lovely!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Those are some neat photos.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

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.

Denise said...

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 :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots all of them. :)

rainfield61 said...

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

ρομπερτ said...

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


daily athens

Martha Z said...

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.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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

Carol said...

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

GrandmaK said...

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

A Garden of Threads said...

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

Snap said...

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

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

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

SquirrelQueen said...

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.

Ebie said...

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

Take care and hope your thumb is healed.

diane b said...

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

diane b said...

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.

Carol at Serendipity said...

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

Kalahari RRs said...

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

EG Wow said...

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!

podso said...

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!

Diann said...

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

Arija said...

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.

Carol said...

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

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Very nice and I wish your thumb a fast recovery.

Sylvia K said...

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

Ishtar said...

What beautiful shots!!! I love them!

Photo Cache said...

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.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

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

Mary said...

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

Betsy from Tennessee said...

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

Anja said...

...and your photos make us happy!!

Very nice mosaic with the moon and your yardbird!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

LDH said...

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!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

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!

Rajesh said...

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

Y. Ikeda said...

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

Joyful said...

Stunning!

Irene said...

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

Irene

Glennis said...

Lovely photos of a pretty wee bird.

Johnny Nutcase said...

adorable chickadee profile :) Great series!

Elaine said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!