Friday, September 12, 2008

Puffy clouds and Parulas

I'll start with a Skywatch first and then go to birds. We saw these beautiful thunderheads, but nothing came of them. Fortunately our part of the state doesn't need any rain, but the inland parts of SC are still parched.
Click HERE to see lots more Skywatch pictures from other bloggers.



I'm ashamed to call myself a blogger since I seem to skip so many days so many times. Real life has interferred as usual. It took a lot of catching up when I got my computer up to speed again. Then my husband, as they used to say, 'took a spell' in church last Sunday and ended up in the hospital, but they couldn't find anything wrong and he is home and right back up to par. They did put him on a beta blocker. We should learn more next week.

Meanwhile back on the deck we had a migrant arrive for the winter.

A northern parula warbler.





15 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos. I really enjoyed visiting your blog and looking at all the animals, you take great pictures. Hope your husband is feeling better and that you have had no more internet problems.

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  2. Well it was definitely worth waiting for these wonderful pictures Bruce!! We had our first few clouds roll in yesterday but they did not do much else except block the sun. Hopefully it will rain soon as we desperately need it.

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  3. The sky is beautiful. The birds are absolutely incredible. And my opinion about blogging is that life comes first.

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  4. Your photos are stunning! Love your birds and squirrels.

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  5. Interesting cloud formation. Thanks for sharing all of your pictures.

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  6. We've missed you Bruce. Hope all is well with your husband. Let us know how it goes.

    Love those shots of the warbler!

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  7. Lovely cloud photos. The birds are an added extra!

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  8. Wow! I just LOVE that Parula! You really got some beautiful shots - what is that lovely leaf design? It really makes a nice background for your bird photography - I've never seen a plant like that!!! Wonderful clouds, as well!

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  9. Beautiful pictures.The birds are lovely!

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  11. WOW, beautiful photo's. I have had a really nice time exploring your site. The bird photo's are amazing!!

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  12. Thanks everyone for looking. So many comments--I may stay away again....LOL.

    Thanks for all the good wishes for Bill. He's fine so far.

    Joah, I hope you get some rain soon. You can have some of ours--we are too wet. Mushrooms everywhere!

    The foliage behind the warbler is a Macho Fern. It really is macho too--it's nearly five feet tall and seven feet across. I know it's pot bound, but I am too lazy to redo it again. You can imagine this room when it has to come in for the winter!!

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  13. I meant to add that I visited everyone's blog too. Great stuff!

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  14. Those are beautiful! Such wonderful close-ups of the parula warbler. I can see every detail in the feathers and the beautiful color. Glad Bill is doing better! We're happy you are back even if it is not every day.

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  15. What wonderful clouds! They are the type you could just watch forever while laying on the grass. Your pics of the birds are beautiful. Thanks so much:)

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