Coloring my World

It’s hard to live your life in color, and tell the truth in black and white. (Gregg Allman)

The Eastern Bluebird!

Backyard Birding in CarolinaI don’t think nature gets better than in the beauty of the Eastern Bluebird!

The little one in the above photo showed up in my yard with four or five more of the pretty blue beauties.  I reached for my Canon right away!

Differentiating between the male and female is somewhat challenging to me.

“Marvelous birds to capture in your binoculars, male Eastern Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast. Blue tinges in the wings and tail give the grayer females an elegant look.”  (Eastern Bluebird, Identification, All About Birds – Cornell lab of Ornithology).

Once in a while, when I have the energy, I practice photographing my winged friends in flight, which is a fun challenge, but not one I’ve mastered.

Eastern Bluebird landing on feeder

Winged in Blue, at the favorite feeder.

Fatigue has been a consistent companion since I moved to town in the beginning of 2014.  Taking photographs and uploading them to my computer meet my current energy limitations, but I enjoy browsing through the pictures.

I also enjoy recalling how I felt while taking a particular photograph.  The Eastern Bluebird’s backyard visit was exciting.   Watching them is a special time when nature is coloring my world.

A pair of Eastern Bluebirds foraging in grass and leaves.

Blue-Winged, Backyard Beauties!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a look at the Eastern Bluebird from my wild corner of town.

Thank you for visiting my blog, dogkisses!
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6 responses to this post.

  1. Dear Michelle.. so good to see you posting again.. And Love your photo’s we do not have these beautiful birds over in the UK, so these are a delight.. I hope you continue to gain in strength…. Sending thoughts and healing energy your way Michelle..
    Love Sue xox ❤

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    • Hi Sue! Thanks for stopping by and I’m so happy you saw the pretty Bluebirds! They are surely one of my favorite birds.

      What blue birds do you guys have? I saw a Bluejay today, but boy they are hard to photograph. The winter birds have arrived and so, there are a few Wrens and another pair of lovely birds, which I think might be finches.

      Thanks for your email too. I do apologize for my lack of communication and late responses, but I’m doing the best I can right now.

      Thank you for your well wishes, Sue. You have mine as well. I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was great. Mine was pretty good with glorious food.

      Hugs and Much Love to You!
      Your friend, Michelle xoxo

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  2. What a beautiful little bird. Lovely photos 🙂

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  3. This is lovely and greatly appreciated on a cold, gray day in November. Thank you!

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