I mentioned yesterday that it seemed like I had missed February due to the recent weather. This morning I gained even more evidence that something seems to be wrong with the calendar. I saw a freakin’ robin!
I apologize for the not-great quality of these. I had a better picture, I’m sure of it, but I messed up; I blame my pre-coffee morning brain. Let me back up a little bit. When I wandered out of bed this morning and opened the door to let the dogs out, I noticed this out on my deck:
It hadn’t snowed during the night, but I thought it might just be an interesting frost pattern. Hmm, I thought to myself, maybe a chance to get the elusive frost pictures so many of us were missing from last month’s photo hunt and an opportunity to use my really neglected extension tubes.
Bundled in my bathrobe and slippers, I went outside. I heard birds chirping that I really thought I wouldn’t normally hear in January. I had that thought yesterday during my walk too. I looked around and, lo and behold, if there wasn’t a robin in my sycamore tree. I took the extension tubes off and clicked away at the robin. Put the tubes back on and only then did I notice the display on my camera saying “no card”….grrrrr! I’d left in the computer again. Sigh! What were the chances the robin would still be there by the time I retrieved the card?
Tromp back inside, fetch the card, take tubes off again, robin is still in tree! Yay! Not posed as nicely this time around, but I still have proof for my blog readers! Now what about that frost? Croutch down low, find focus point and… “change battery pack” says display this time! Argh! Couldn’t you have told me that, Andre, when I went inside to fetch the memory card?
Since I was too lazy to try to figure out how to stabilize the camera at that level (I was still pre-coffee at this point), this is the best I was able to get hand-holding with the three tubes attached:
All that before breakfast and coffee! If that isn’t proof that I love you, dear blog readers, I’m not sure what is! 😉
By the way, this has nothing to do with the calendar being wrong, but Mr. and Mrs. C stopped by again this morning. I waited patiently for the two of them to be close enough together to have them both in one shot, but it didn’t happen. I did get a couple pictures that I thought were cute though. He: