04 March 2010

They're Back....

It's about time these luscious snowdrops made their return! I think they have maybe been around for a week or two, but it has been so cold and windy that I haven't attempted to photograph them yet. But, today, despite having plenty on the to-do list, thought I'd better take advantage of the blue skies and low winds before the rain moves in tomorrow. It's amazing how quickly time flies when I'm photographing! I'm sure at some point you'll see more of these guys, but for now this is all I have had the chance to work on.

This little robin was so fun! He moved so quickly when he moved. But the funny part was that he seemed to think I should stop photographing the flowers and let him be my model. He flitted and fluttered, stopped, hopped, stopped, hopped closer, etc, until he was literally down the barrel of my zoom lens. For this shot I had to carefully lean back to get him in focus! Oh, he was so gorgeous with the orange/red belly gleaming in the sun!

And to prove there were some blue skies around...
Oh the hope of spring! These are the first little buds this year of a rhododendron bush that I photographed last year. Pure bliss!

3 comments:

Siân said...

IT's so great to see the first signs of Spring - your lovely long evenings are not far away!

3 for Me! said...

beautiful pictures!

I may be wrong here... but robins in the US look different. They ahev darker feathers in the back and seem a little more stout?? Have you noticed the difference?

My crocus leaves are coming out;) I checked them after your last "hope of spring" post:)

Mark and Rachel said...

3 for Me! It's entirely possible it isn't a robin. I'm not too good at my bird identification! But when I googled "photo of robin" most of them look the same. So maybe there are various kinds? That wouldn't be too surprising, I guess. And yeah for crocus leaves!