Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Rest of the Story - "Best Day of my Life"

Best Day of My Life Series..

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.
It is not that we seize them but that they seize us.
Ashley Montagu

When I got up on this day (last Friday)I did not know it was going
to be the Best Day, but as it unfolded I was blessed no
matter where I went.
I love to photograph beauty and everywhere I was seeing
something that just needed the shutter to be pressed and
I pressed it. Maybe a little too much! You be the judge.
The first best thing I saw was my little Titmouse in a tree
above my porch.

And Jerry the cat out by the pink tulips.

On that day God gave me a Robin Redbreast preening in a tree.

As I got into my car and drove down my lane I was struck by
the beauty of the flowering trees, so I paused to snap a few

The pink ones were just beginning to bloom.

As I pass the Veterans Home where you see the hawks
perched on phone poles from time to time, I just had
to capture the grounds. They are beautiful in the Spring,
all green and trees starting to leaf up.

A Red bud tree starting to color.

Also on the ground there is a butterfly house and a pond.
I always hope to see a heron here for the fish, but have
never caught one.

The fish are all looking for a handout.

Mr. Mallard was hiding in the taller grasses by the edge of the pond.

He made lots of ripples when he puddled away from me.

No kidding you can see as many as 15 groundhogs in these
fields in the summer. I interrupted two together doing what I
don't know. It's Spring, let me guess! ha

Wow! Now there is a Killdeer right within two feet of the
car. I get him looking right at me. It's early
morning and you can see the water beads on the
grass from the dew the night before.

Ah Ha and here is Mr. Robin perched upon a fence.
Pictures like this just make me happy.

He jumped down into the grass to 'listen' for a worm for breakfast no doubt.

Another Groundhog hurries through the field as I drive by.

In the middle of this BEST DAY is when I saw the Kestrels
at work and the Hawk at dinner. An earlier post.
Then I continued after dinner to take another little drive.
God had blessed me all day and I
just knew it was going to continue.

I went to a local park and on the way just had to snap
this beautiful pink tree.

I saw a bluebird, which always makes me happy cause
I can't get them in my backyard.

Even the silhouette of this Grackle seemed to make me all

It was time to go home as the light was going and I had already
had a really big day....But one more stop was all I needed to make.
My friend showed me a spot where the deer usually hang
out so I headed there on the way home.

Yep! There they were just waiting on my shutter release.

When I finally arrived home I wanted to see if Mrs. Wren was
still sitting, so I poked the camera in the hole in the tank
with dark all around and flashed. Awwwww...now isn't that a
perfect ending to the Best Day of my Life! ?
Some days you go out and find nothing and then there
are the days that everything demands you to stop and
capture it!

Happiness seems made to be shared...I shared!


Bird Girl said...

Holy cow! Your finger must be tired from pushing that shutter! The titmouse looks great with that huge eye...and I just loved the killdeer shot - very nice, indeed. The flowering trees - so pretty and LOVE the little Carolina wren peeking at you! And there is MORE yet to that Best Day of yours???

Bird Girl said...

Almost forgot! Your bluebird picture is just beautiful!!!

jalynn01 said...

thank you .. thank you ..birdgirl! Yes there is more to my best day, but I will post on another best day as I know bloggers get sick of it going on forever. But I loved every moment of it.

Stacey Huston said...

What a busy and full day. I am so happy for you! What a coincidence by the way,, I was browsing through another blog and they were talking about how they went out for dinner and where having a wonderful meal when this crazy woman with a camera..... (grin) JUST KIDDING!! I know I would do the same.. heck I HAVE done the same..LOL have a gread day

jalynn01 said...

Thanks Stacy, as always you are kind. I'll bet there were a few at the restuarant who were wondering about me! We birders are a crazy bunch!

Eve said...

In my ramblings from my favorite blogs I found you, Jalynn and your Window on Nature! This is really fun and I love your pictures! I will have to keep coming back to visit. Hope all your days are the best!!!

Marsha said...

I am so glad that you shared your happiness with this wonderful day. All the photos are wonderful...I love the blossoming trees :-)

Sandpiper said...

Awww, what a great day! So many fantastic sightings and your pictures are wonderful! Definitely qualifies for a "best day!"

Jotter Jan said...

What a wonderful day you had Jane...from your pretty bird shots to your groundhogs doing the nasty;-) haha

Anonymous said...

You have it all. I mean all kinds of things to take pictures of. I would go nuts with choices like you have.

Shellmo said...

What a wonderful day of photos! I especially enjoyed the killdeer and the mallard - lovely!

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