Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Hunting the bluebird


There’s so much beautiful down here in Alabama. Spring is here, things are blooming, mostly the sky is blue and the sun shines and even when it rains it’s just moving spring deeper into my soul.

And I realize that I haven’t shown you much of that.

Watching from afar

So I started looking at the hundreds of images I’ve grabbed during the almost four weeks Katie and I have been here. There are so many to share with you.

Swallow or bluebird, who’s going to get the gourd?

Today I’ll focus on the bluebirds that are flitting around all over around here. There’s nothing happier than a bluebird, and when you catch that glint of intense blue you just have to smile.

Mrs. Bluebird joins the show

I’ve found out they’re not that easy to capture. They like to sit between you and the sun so all you have is a silhouette. I swear they plan it that way.

Sometimes the sun doesn’t shine.

In this post I’m sharing some of the successful shots, and some that didn’t turn out quite the way I’d wish. But once in awhile, oh once in awhile, you’ve got the sun on your side and that blue just glows.


And that motivates you to try again.

Mrs. contemplates a new home.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Hunting the bluebird

  1. Beautiful captures, Dawn. I have a tip for you: Leave your car where the males can see the mirrors. They’ll start fighting with the “other” males inside the mirror. They are so busy with the mirror that they won’t see you. You can stand within about 3 feet of them and they won’t care. Or maybe that’s just our crazy bluebirds. (We had to put covers over the mirrors on the truck and car. Because they also poop all over the mirrors and the car.)


  2. I think these are beautiful captures, also, Dawn. Mrs Bluebird looks very pretty with the muted grey background. Like a Flemish painting–very artsy.


  3. Yes I love the birds, but I LOVE the header photo! Where is that Dawn?


  4. You’ve been there nearly a month already? Wow, time flies, doesn’t it? Wonderful photos of these bluebirds, and your header is spectacular!


  5. Beautiful post! Feels like I’m in Alabama myself…which I appreciate greatly since there’s significant snow up here in northwestern Minnesota and a notable absence of bluebirds to view. I can hardly wait to see your next post!


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