Welcome! This is the place I write about Things I Notice in my daily walkabouts as well as what I might think about things in my world.


We are at sis&bro-in-law's house and they have hummingbirds...or maybe better said, the hummingbirds have them!! Beautiful flowers and nine feeders make for hummer heaven as what appears to be dozens of these little critters zooming in and out for food and companionship. Yep, companionship. I swear the birds enjoy having us humans watching them. Once in a while, they will fly within a couple of feet from us and look us over as if to say, "Hmmmmm, I guess you're okay, so go about your business." But most of the time they are in the flowers or the feeders buzzing about making us smile. Did I mention the fountains? These little birds apparently also enjoy an occasional dip in the water and of course, there are fountains here for them. Lots of fun. I have lots of pictures. Of course, the biggest issue is trying to get them to pose. Which they don't or won't. When they fly up close to check us out, they don't mind me looking but when I raise the camera...they get bashful as in zoooooom. I am shooting f/2.8 at 1/8000 to see if I can't freeze their wings. Here's one from just a few minutes ago; I don't have any real software to adjust anything so this is pretty much right out of the camera. The temperature here now is quite pleasant...but the forecast is for 108...and I don't care if it is a dry heat. That's hot.Hummingbird Hummingbird Buffet

California Walkabout

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