Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Bird and a Dance

Friday night was garden night. Happily Bro O's mulberry tree was a hot item with the birds.
  Of course, I couldn't get close enough to get any good shots, but I finally got a Brown Thrush to stand still long enough to get a bad shot.
I can't see this bird good enough to tell what it is. Does anyone have psychic capabilities?

Linking to the Bird D'pot

I've been off to visit granddaughter. Her dance recital was last evening.
This is the closest thing to a picture I will be able to post since I'm not allowed to post pictures of her face on my blog. We were told not to take pictures during the show, so I didn't take my good camera. Since everyone else was breaking the rule with their handy dandy phones, I dug out my little point and shoot and got a couple of really bad pics. Such as the one above. This was her ballet routine. She also had 2 hip hop dances. She is an awesome dancer!

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the bottom pic actually looked like a blurred flower bloom. like it!

guessing the bird is a red-bellied woodpecker - possibly a juvenile since it appears to be gray-headed, but it could just be the angle.

eileeninmd said...

The Brown Thrasher and Red-Bellied Woodie are great birds. The last shot of your granddaughter looks cool. Have a happy week!

Brian King said...

Photos or not, I'm sure it was fun watching your granddaughter! The second photo is definitely a woodpecker and I agree it looks like a Red-bellied.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

The blurred shot of your granddaughter looks very cool- congrats to her on her performance!

Beth said...

I rarely post a photo of children on my blog. Wise decision by her parents about not wanting photos posted.

Marie said...

Our daughter danced for fourteen years...got a scholarship to Hartford Ballet. While she was in Magnet School and the Tidewater ballet Company I took endless reels of footage! Our movie camera at the time was this heavy thing you had to hoist up onto your shoulder! :-) We also took stills, but we could do so without a flash, and those in charge knew we wouldn't let any flashes fly. I'm a little astounded that you couldn't get any footage of your grand-daughter, or even stills, as long as you didn't use a flash! I guess they are worried about people posting pictures of other people's kids online. In that earlier time for us there was only really myspace and facebook....no blogs, etc. Maybe that's why. I hope she posed for you afterward so you could get some great stills of her in her costume!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Those Brown Thrashers are a fidgety lot, for sure. I always have trouble getting photos of the ones in our yard. As soon as I get it in focus, the bugger trots off to a different spot!

I like the blurred image of your granddaughter - looks 'arty.' :) I love the color of her dress.

~Lindy

Linda said...

I like the blurred picture too. It gives a feeling of movement.

Sarah said...

Love the last photo, it's got a real impressionist painting feel to it, I'd frame that one.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I almost missed this post!!
I didn't see a link on the meme page this weekend.

Yep, looks like a woodpecker to me.

Small City Scenes said...

Looks like a woodpecker type to me. Love the blurry pic of GD dancing. Poetry in motion. MB

Snooty Primadona said...

Your bad shot actually has a sort of Monet look to it. I like it.