. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 .

During a light rain yesterday afternoon I heard a commotion out our bedroom window.  When I opened the blinds I was so excited to see that the  cedar waxwings were back.  The robin's were giving them fits over the berries on the tree in our next door neighbors yard.  I sat there with the window open for the longest time trying to get a good shot.  Most of the time their backs were to me.  They must have known I was trying so hard to capture them in their finest hour.  This one seems to have puffed up trying to keep warm.

What are the rules for SOOC Sunday?

•On any Sunday you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own)

•that hasn’t been tweaked or altered in any way (cropping is OK).

•In other words Straight Out Of the Camera.

•Link to Murrieta365 in your post so others will know where to go if they want to join in the SOOC fun.

So what are you waiting for...join in on the fun by clicking on this...Murrieta365.

Cedar Waxwings

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This was given to me a few years ago when I participated in a Garden Swap.  I love it and it hangs on a barn red wall in the kitchen.  I don't know how in the world Gina knew that I loved things like this.  Fits perfect with all the other treasures we have in the house.  I love it!

Go visit the other Tuesday's to see what they have to share.

Believe In Tomorrow

. Saturday, February 12, 2011 .
On the way in the front door I noticed a Cooper's hawk sitting on one of the lower branches in the ivy bed.  I hurried in to get the camera only to find I didn't have any battery.  So I quickly switched the battery and headed outside.  You guessed it...long gone.  I walked around the side of the house and heard a robin singing.  So robin will have to do for this shot.

I can hardly wait to see what everyone else comes up with.  The weather around the country is so varied today, this should be interesting.  Skip on over to Murrieta365 too see what has been posted by Jan and all of her blogging friends.

A Missed Opportunity

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Mark is trying to use all the old sunflower seeds trying to get ready for all his bird friends for the spring.  He calls this feeder the Mercedes 1224.  We had the binoculars out the other day checking out the visitors.  This guy comes a million times a day.  He is a little bit of a bully.  He loves the suet on the right.  Must be getting close to spring because we have a wide variety of visitors.

Check out what everyone thought to post on this Ruby Tuesday...Valentine's Day

A Little Flicker

. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 .

I cheated just a little on this one.  We have a big ice/sleet/rain/snow storm that is supposed to hit our area in about a hour and a half.  So I decided to run outside and get this shot just in case I can't get it tomorrow.  If I can, I will show you what a difference just a few hours can do around here weather wise  It has been a weird weather winter for sure.

I'm headed over to Murrieta 365 to see how much everyone else's shots have changed in a month.  Care to join me?

A Little of The White Stuff