Writing on – and on

I signed on to “#Bloganuary” so feel it’s important to at least TRY to post something most days, right?

I’ve been laid up for a couple of days just generally feeling ‘blech’. I had my first (of two) Shingles vaccination and a pneumonia vaccination two days ago. Both arms are swollen and sore making relaxation and sleep tricky at best. After being a pin cushion for the past two and a half years (think Covid vaccination and multiple boosters plus flu shots) you’d think I’d be used to it, but this combo rather flattened me.

Today I finally feel a bit like playing with my camera gear and “getting my post” on – so here I am, babbling away for no particular purpose.

It’s chilly out this morning (slightly below 0ºC) so our local birds are happy to see that there are seeds in the feeders. The Blue Jays are like a pack of feathered wolves descending on the feeders and demolishing the sunflower seeds. There is enough variety, however, to leave some smaller seeds for other birds.

I was thrilled to see that not one, but TWO cardinals came to visit. I was only able to capture one of them (they are FAST) but I’ll happily take what I can get.

The jays did leave a few seeds for the wee chickadees! There are a few snow ‘showers’ in the air so I’m sure they appreciate the snacks.

A photographer from Australia (Leanne Cole) and I follow each other. I was interested to learn that she is now also shooting with Fujifilm gear and for Christmas had acquired the 80mm Fuji macro lens. I have the same one and love it for both macro shots and portraits. It’s a wonderful lens to work with. You can check out her first work with hers at https://leannecole.com.au/christmas-and-birthday-presents-some-are-better-than-others

I played with mine this morning and here are the results.

One Lucy “nose” – close – and then closer.

That’s it for today!

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