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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm
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.)
March 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm
I can try that. The car is usually in the garage. But I can leave it out once the weather clears up and I’m not so afraid of tree limbs falling on it!
March 11, 2018 at 4:53 pm
I think these are beautiful captures, also, Dawn. Mrs Bluebird looks very pretty with the muted grey background. Like a Flemish painting–very artsy.
March 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm
I like that one too.
March 12, 2018 at 3:04 am
Yes I love the birds, but I LOVE the header photo! Where is that Dawn?
March 12, 2018 at 8:13 am
This is Lake Martin in AL as seen from the Smith Mountain fire tower.
March 12, 2018 at 11:10 am
You’ve been there nearly a month already? Wow, time flies, doesn’t it? Wonderful photos of these bluebirds, and your header is spectacular!
March 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm
Yes, time is flying by. Still stuff to do here, so will be here a few more weeks. Have to wait till it stops snowing up north too!
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March 12, 2018 at 7:37 pm
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!
March 12, 2018 at 9:31 pm
Thanks for stopping by! It’s cold here but no snow!!
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