Tuesday, March 27, 2012

bird bath

 rain fell off and on for days


  the sun came out, how nice!  hello!



 drawn outside by chirps and tweets (and sun)



 i saw one little sparrow



 discover a newly made rain puddle



 peeping around a leafy tree (which gratefully hid me)



 bird bath!



 peaceful wading



 splash!



what's that?

 

a cat. a cat came out to warm in the sun.



hello cat, said the bird. bath time is done, that was fun. but from now on, i think i'll stay here to enjoy the sun.  :)


going camping, hoping to find more birds, see you in a few days!
xxx lori

40 comments:

  1. lovely bird bath!!
    Enjoy your camping, xx Alessandra

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  2. I love watching the birds taking baths... We have a little fountain in the front yard and the birds are always splashing around in it. Beautiful photos, Lori! Have fun camping! Love, Silke

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  3. Cute little bird, we have the same kind here. Have fun camping!

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  4. gorgeous pics!! And have fun camping, can't wait to see what you find there!!!
    xo

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  5. Don't you know that feels good? :) Our woods are full of birds, singing their hearts out. And now the frogs have joined in at night. Lovely! Have fun camping - xox

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  6. Belated Happy Birthdays to your children! Best celebrations with the family!
    Thank you for a lovely story with a sweet bird! x Teje

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  7. If you could tell that pretty little birdie ( a Spatz in German) that he or she was famous now! So cute to watch that bath and the joy in it! My camera is totally broken now, and that is such a shame when you come around such lovely sights! We have our cranes back and also wild geese, resting near the Gothen Lake where Paco and I enjoy to walk. But I can only tell you about them!
    Soon you`ll hear different sounds at night (hippos and lions - have you read Miranda`s homesickness-post?), so enjoy your camping in California for now!

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  8. Love the words and the photos :) Have a fun trip!!!

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  9. beautiful shots!
    Enjoy your camping trip :)

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  10. delightful!! The perfect post with my morning tea :)

    Have a wonderful time camping. I know you'll come back with more camera magic ;)

    xo
    Lo♥

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  11. I love Sparrows so found this post especially sweet ♥
    Have a wonderful time camping xo

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  12. Your photos are wonderful. Sweet sparrow and sparkling water. Just what I needed here in central Oregon where we are still seeing occasional snow flurries!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  13. Gorgeous photos! Enjoy your camping trip. :)

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  14. American Sparrows are different to English Sparrows! How interesting! There is nothing more joyful than watching birds take a bath is there! It's sweet and comical and adorable, all rolled in to one, and they spill so much water, it's like a rain shower, I'm always amazed when I watch them in the bird bath in the garden. I've missed some beautiful posts on your blog whilst I've been away............ that beautiful shawl, made with the gorgeous Quince and Co yarn, that most delicious yarn, and the most exquisite colourway, I have that colourway, waiting to be knitted up. I so love your photos of the sea glass too, the way you arranged them on your return home is wonderful. So much wonder-fulness Lori! Thank you. Love Vanessa xxx

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  15. Hi Lori, enjoy your trip and I´ll be right here waiting for your gorgeous photos like these on this post! I love the words you put on each photo!
    xo
    Mina

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  16. Hi Lori,
    that was a delightful tale thank you. Perhaps you could make it into a book to share with your family (those Grandbabies that haven't arrived yet ;) )
    Have a lovely holiday
    Sarah

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  17. Ooh, have fun camping :D Loving the birdie pics, was that the 400mm lens?

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  18. Lori, your pictures are so very cute. So much pleasure out of a small scene like this. You should really consider Sarahs idea of getting that story printed as a little book. I would love it!

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  19. Love these! What a pretty sparrow - I haven't spotted any of those particular types around here. I wanted to tell you - my daughter gave an illustrated speech (complete with boards)on Macro Nature Photography as her subject. She placed 7th out of 25! Very exciting! She would love to take more photos of birds and such - just needs to find the time.

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  20. You captured something so special, and the portraits of the little white crowned sparrow are amazing, so much personality. Full of the joy of spring.
    xx
    julie

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  21. Hehehehe, cute & clean birdie. I'm glad he's safe. Hope you have a magical time camping! Come back with some more incredible pictures! xoxo

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  22. Beautiful Lori. I love the way that your photos 'unravel' into beautiful little stories, these ones are especially charming. Hope you are having a fun time camping.

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  23. I love this story! Definitely made me smile this morning.

    Enjoy your camping trip!

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  24. and a lori poem as a finale!!!

    i love watching the shimmer and shake of birds bathing. these photos of yours are almost as good as the real thing.

    have fun loritimesfivesf, i loves you.

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  25. Ooh there's a children's storybook in that Lori, beautiful! Have a wonderful camping trip : ) x M

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  26. I agree with Mia, publish this as a storybook!

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  27. what a colourful sparrow Lori...sadly we are seeing less and less of the little brown ones here but the number of sparrow hawks are increasing! We do see lots of little green finches and tits though oh and robin red breasts too...

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  28. Hahaha Sjimmie turned up!
    Lovely picture story!
    enjoy your camping dear ♥

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  29. Oh you must have enjoyed spying on this little guy, beautiful pics. Have fun camping!

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  30. This one made me smile too. I love watching birds enjoying their baths.

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  31. Dear Lori...Thank you for the smile you put on my face:) Your photos are wonderful. I hope your camping trip was full of laughter and warmth and sunshine and birdies. And knitting...always, knitting.
    <3
    xo Jules

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  32. Such a sweet little bird bathing story, Lori....you captured the little sparrow so perfectly and his joyous spring bath! Beautiful photos. Hope you have a wonderful time camping!
    Helen x

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  33. Wonderful! Happy camping! xoxo

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  34. Yoo hoo! Are you in a tent?

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  35. Beautiful :) Oh! I've tagged you by the way if you feel like joining in :)x

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  36. Nice pictures! Viva la primavera!

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  37. A story with a happy ending!!!

    (A neighbor renegade cat had the nerve to come in our yard this week---and unfortunately, we had a very very very sad ending to our little bird tale.)

    Happy camping!

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  38. Oh Lori this so cute...glad the kitty didn't get thebathing bird!

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xoxo lori