I'm getting ready for a simpleThanksgiving by cutting some of my herbs, drying it, then chopping it up in a coffee bean grinder....nothing is better than fresh herbs. This is sage..I'll be putting that in my cornbread dressing...it's called dressing when it's served on the side, not stuffing. So I learned on a cooking show I watched. It's going to be a small affair this year my family is in Colorado! BUT my son will be here with me. :o)
This bird was here a few days back he is not on my checklist for this challenge...but I wanted to add him to this post so here he is...the
male and female house finch
But things are looking up as I continue to be able to keep using my old camera, it's just not as awesome as it was when it was new! Speaking of looking up and new...my wintering Pine Warbler is here to hang out right in the same area where he is every single fall/winter, in the exact same trees. He is outstanding! Welcome home my friend.
It's nice to be outstanding in your field...that's what I was doing, out standing in my field, when I saw this little guy flitting around up there...and then this next shot I thought I'd missed the bird, but he is there do you see him?
We had a cold snap so the Eastern Bluebirds come to roost back in the bird houses where they nested in summer...caught this one out catching some sun rays...these bluebirds live in family groups so there was males, females, and some first winter young.
I felt I had seen all I was going to see in the yard so I left to look for a horned grebe that had been reported at the Wateree Dam. I didn't find the grebe it would have been a good one for my county, but not a lifer.
I was on my way to the Dam, but I decided to stop and photograph a cemetery! A small one but it needed to be done, It was on the way so I stopped...and low and behold the area behind the cemetery was birdy so I found..