Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Such good suet

These red breasted nuthatches are quite feisty at the feeder and often chase away the chickadees.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Several of these have been hanging around near the feeders with a pack of slaty juncos--the kind with cute little pink bills. I'm pretty much in love with the subtle colors and the feather pattern.
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Yellow Roses of Memory

Trying to find another photo in my digital archives, I found this one and began playing with it using Nik filters in an old copy of Photoshop on my old laptop. I made several new versions, and I'm not really sure about this one, but I loved what happened when I brought up the light. I have lost my Silver Efex Pro software and was somewhat consoled by finding I can still use this. I wish I had mastered putting these filters into the new versions of Photoshop, but I never learn what I should and then it is time to learn something else. Here is a bouquet from the past, altered. Which is also a characteristic of the Memory Thread. Good night.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Morning light

P1040477 by jhhymas
P1040477, a photo by jhhymas on Flickr.

I took a lot of these this morning, but tonight they seem a little dark. It was a beautiful dawn!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Late winter browse in sepia

Late winter browse P1120244 by jhhymas
Late winter browse P1120244, a photo by jhhymas on Flickr.
I guess what I like most about this is the conga-line aspect. And that all three have lifted the left rear leg. I took this through the window, because if I go out on the porch, they all run away.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rainbow at Sunset Tonight

I've been thinking a lot about blogs and what they are for, or what they might be for. . . I cannot say I have reached any conclusions, but I can tell you that just as the sun was saying goodnight, there was a rainbow! I want to write about the things I am reading this summer--because I have been doing an immense amount of reading. I am getting used books from Amazon and electronic books and classics for the Kindle. Never before have I been reading so many different books at the same time--but it isn't too hard to switch and keep track. I'm surprised. And the resonance, humming, or clustering of fact and thought can be wonderful. So maybe I will write about it after all. I guess I should write a thank you letter to Jeff Bezos. After having been a librarian all my life. . .

The beauty of sunset

P1120311 by jhhymas
P1120311, a photo by jhhymas on Flickr.
This is the third time I've tried tonight--there seems to be a problem with the Picasa-Blogger interface. I have been thinking a lot about blogging and what it is for and if I should start a new blog that is "for" something else, my year of reading. Since coming here, I have relied on Amazon Kindle and the used books from Amazon. I have pursued all sorts of things I want to write about on blog that are neither poetry nor photography. We'll see if this one uploads. Fingers crossed. To be continued. . .