Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bird (on my) Brain

Yesterday I finished my homework early (if 6 PM is early) and then went out with my camera to take some pictures of bees. Like these next few photos:








It was really windy, making it difficult to get lots of bee shots, so I wandered a bit farther afield.



Raccoon tracks?
I was taking some photos of some flowers when I looked up, and saw my current bird crush, a painted bunting! I took tons of photos. I realize the quality isn't the greatest. But he was relatively far away and I need a better lens. Now that I know where he hangs out, I hope to get some more photos at some point.




















And then I went home and made fried okra. All in all, a good day!





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10 Comments:

Blogger Anna said...

Man, that okra looks good! Cornmeal?

6/24/2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger JC said...

Yep, cornmeal and flour.

6/24/2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

I pink puffy heart those painted buntings photos and am envious that we don't have those birds around here so I could chase one with a camera too!!

I love the track photo too. All those yellow leaves (petals??) laying around give it a cool graphic quality.

Your okra pic reminds me that I haven't made any fried green tomatoes yet this summer. Must do that!

6/24/2007 11:12 PM  
Blogger paintergirl said...

That painted bunting is so cool.And you have sunflowers down there already? JEALOUS!I love animal tracking.

Fried is the only way I can eat okra-and it sure looks good.

6/25/2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

i've never tried fried okra but i think i might like it. a lot. i heart cardinals, they were my favorite bird until i saw that painted bunting! is that really different rainbow colors i see on its back? wonderful.

6/25/2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger JC said...

Yeah, it almost looks like a parrot. Blue head, red belly, and yellowish-green marks on the back. The females are all yellowish-green. You know what they say - every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man! Er, or at least that's what ZZ Top says.

6/25/2007 3:44 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

Beautiful painted bunting!! Wow! What a gorgeous bird. Very nice pics too.

I haven't tried okra. I'm not sure I could get it down. But you know, if I had the opportunity to try it, I definitely would.

6/25/2007 4:55 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

nice bunting, man!

6/25/2007 7:01 PM  
Blogger hollibobolli said...

I luz me some fried okra. MMMMMMM. And I can't make it.

I don't think I've ever seen one of those birds?? Are they common?

It's gorgeous!! And I can't get a pic near a cardinal.. DAMMIT!!

crap - you asked me about that lens. You wouldn't believe my email predicament after the people updated the version of wordpress I'm running. It re-emailed me every comment I've ever had on the blog. hello.

6/26/2007 12:59 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

a painted bunting!? wow. those shots are way better than the long distance ones i took of my red-winged blackbird!

6/27/2007 12:18 PM  

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