Archive for July 2011

“The Look”   2 comments

Victoria had a swim meet yesterday in Anacortes.  She started off a little rocky, but by her last event she was looking good.  She took 1st place in her 100 Individual Medley (they have to swim one of each stroke).  Afterwards, we found a little restaurant and had nice dinner together.  We decided that we would stop at the reservation on the way home and pick Victoria up a few little fireworks that she could set off today for her birthday.

On the way to the res, I took a side road so I could show Josh where I was able to get my last good picture of an eagle.  As we are driving by the area, what does my little eye spy?  An eagle of course!  Well, of course I had to make a u-turn.  I turned on to the road and parked on the side a little ways down.  Victoria and I ventured down the road together to see how close we could get before he flew off.

I would creep a little closer, take a picture, then walk a little closer.  Well, it didn’t matter… he just was settled into his spot and he wasn’t moving.  Which meant I was able to get a great picture of him!  I actually managed a few pictures before we decided to head back to the car.

This picture was a my favorite.  He seems to be giving me a “dirty look”.  Like.. “Why you disturbing me with your picture-taking human.  Can’t you see I’m busy surveying my territory?”


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Last weekend my hubby and I were painting the dresser I bought at a garage sale a few weeks prior.  It was $5 and sturdy.  However it had been painted red.  Wasn’t exactly what we were going for in our bedroom.  So I purchased a couple cans of black spray paint.  We made it through all the drawers and realized we needed more paint.  So off Josh went to the local hardware store to pick up more.

That left me alone with my camera in the yard.  So, I quickly turned my attention to my bird feeders.  The American Goldfinches were being very friendly, so I was happily snapping pictures of them.  I then glanced movement coming from my hummingbird feeder.  When I looked, it wasn’t what I expected to see there.  Instead of a little hummingbird, I found this beautiful yellow and black butterfly.  After doing some quick research, I found out this is a Western Tiger Swallowtail.  S/he stuck around for a little while to enjoy the snack from the feeder before moving on.  Now if I could only attract a hummingbird…