Thank you for bearing with me! Now that I have recovered from the awful jet lag, I want to give an account about my holidays. How did they go? Splendid! I have explored a whole backyard, and took many pictures of moving and stationary objects.
A couple of California quails visited a few times throughout a day. They wouldn’t let me come close, so I usually looked at them from a window. Beautiful, neat bird.
There are also a few Collared doves, permanent residents of the backyard. Three or four of them were killed by hawk in winter 2009, in front of our eyes. The remaining four survived.
I have countless portraits of these two best friends.
Old and grumpy kitty – hope it is not his last photo session.
I took a picture of these beautiful new shoes…
… and of a cute bare foot…
…and its sweet owner.
Of course there is a picture of the red velvet birthday cake we all enjoyed.
When I finally run out of subjects, I took some double exposure pictures of a pine tree.
Then I took my creativity to the next level. This is what the tree looks like when you take a picture of it using slow shutter speed and jumping on a trampoline.
I have some more pictures, but will keep them for another occasion.
When all the objects in the backyard were studied and photographed, we went to the Zoo!
On that day, three little cubs could only be seen from the zoo train window, in the distance, but I have read that now they are introduced to the public. Amazing how the dad lion is playing with his heir.
These two birds caught my eye at the Zoo, and with the pictures of them I finish this post.
Thank you so much for reading! I missed you all 🙂
Have a lovely weekend!