After successfully retrieving my blog from cyberspace yesterday, I stopped staring balefully at my screen and looked out the window.
A deep blue band along the hilltop deserved inspection, so out I went.
It was 3:45 when I took these shots. “Interesting!” I thought, coming back in for more bird food.
Two minutes later, hands full, I left the camera indoors.
Abandoning everything else, I grabbed my iPhone which is always at hand for just such occasions!
And took the following…
Since coming to live upstate New York, I have seen more shades of blue than I ever knew existed.
And more shapes of cloud.
The Nikon captured close of day around 4pm.
Not a bad end for a cloudy day.
17th January 2023 (early afternoon)
At 6:40 this morning I used the iPhone again.
In low light it works better than my Nikon.
As the Sun rose, Nikon went back into action.
After that grand visual fanfare, we reverted to grey.
These next pictures are actually from Jan 16th.
Since I am once more in the clouds, it seemed unfair not to offer the images that so delight me.
It never ceases to amaze me how the view from my window endlessly and so completely changes and within such a short amount of time.
16th January 2023 0715 and 0735
This day, turned into…
Swirls that late in the day took on an apricot hue…
“Oh missus, I’m getting a message”
“Yes, yes. I’ll tell her.”
“If you wouldn’t terribly much mind?”
“Some of your friends are asking for equal time.”
“They made me their spokes-squirrel because I’m cute.”
“So they thought you would listen to me.”
…and I did…
Mrs Cardinal and White-throated Sparrow
The Doves called a breakfast meeting.
“Oh I say. Did you clear it with our shop steward?”
Sparrow was a little put out.
Because pretty soon, it was obvious they were just feeding their faces.
While the Sparrows looked on, appalled.
Our Black-crowned visitor was back.
“Your Highness, I must apologize most sincerely for our shortage of catering. An unexpected delegation of Doves cleaned us out!”