I'm looking for my manual for graceful living.
I think I set it down somewhere over here...
....and what a beautiful view it is! Susan, I have so wanted one! The birds in my garden disappear if I have a camera in hand, but, they are perfectly happy if I am gardening. The stinkers! gail
You should try to cobble something up. I find if I am sitting behind any kind of structure at all, it seems to settle them down. I don't have to be fully hidden. They know I'm there, but I guess they feel more protected if something is between us...
Very pretty! I try get the birds closer to the house so I can photograph them from the kitchen through the sliding glass doors. I would love to have a outdoor portable bird blind similar to what you have.
Nice photo! That dove does seem to be courting.
Love the way the tail feathers look like she's dancing!
Oh, I love that!
Brilliant! Looks like she's ready to Watusi right off the edge of the page. :)
Hi Susan, you work has paid off! What a gorgeous shot, and she seems to be looking right at you too.Frances
Your potting bench-blind is going to get you such wonderful pictures. Isn't it just beautiful. Love this shot!Lona
Reminds me of that gal, Sally Rand, who did the risque fan dance back in the jazz age. Awesome photo!
Susan, the MODO's in my garden are getting ready to do that nuptuial dance. They are getting their eyes lined with blue and putting on their rosy blush. Yep, it won't be long until the males will be puffing out their chests and strutting around. Great photo.
P.S. I love your artwork. I especially like the Cormorants.
Awesome--that is just awesome!
Terrific, Susan! It is a very nice shot, and the dove looks so relaxed as if nothing is going on...Most of my bird photos have been through my kitchen window. My feeders are in the middle of the yard. When I stand on the deck they usually don't stay around.So nice!
So that new bench/blind's working very well then :)Thanks for your comment over at mine today - I'd love to hear about the interchange and the drought tolerant planting. And a verge is the strip of wasteland at the side of most of our roads - I'm not sure what the American equivalent is - kerb perhaps?Have a good weekend!
Jan, Robin, and Gail--I've noticed that they settle down pretty quickly if I'm out there just gardening, too. I don't know if it's that the allure of free food is too strong to resist, or they decide that I'm harmless if I'm actually looking at them. I think it's the latter, though. That's where the blind really seems to help.Dave, Michelle, Frances, and Anna--Thanks!Karen and Nancy--maybe she's a reincarnation of Sally Rand doing the Watusi! And BTW, I haven't thought about either in ages...LOL!
VP--I'm enjoying the discussion about gardens in public spaces over on your blog. I can't wait for your series.
Lisa--Gotta love those MODOs!
Darla--Yes, that was a lucky shot.
Is that a dove? How nice to show off its feathers for you. What a pose!
Lovely shot, the hide is working really well.Your comment for my "caption" on Turning Year was great - one of my kids says that a lot - I always wondered how it was spelt!K