What a coincidence that right after I mentioned Baltimore Orioles in my last post I got to see a couple of them in the park today. Beautiful bright orange orioles — what a sight. And not only did I see the orioles, but I was also lucky enough to spot a pair of Eastern Bluebirds as well. Now that’s what I call a good birding day. I’m glad I remembered to take my binoculars along this time because I so often forget them.
If only I’d been as prepared with my camera I might have some of my own bird pictures to show you. Before I settled down to do my birdwatching I had walked around the lake taking pictures of the wildflowers, and my batteries died. I knew they were close to needing to be re-charged, but I was so anxious to get out of the house today that I didn’t stop to charge them first. I really need to keep a spare set of batteries with me so this doesn’t happen again. (This is the first time I’ve used someone else’s photos under the Creative Commons License — it still feels like I’m doing something wrong. I guess I wonder if this could be considered “commercial use” because this is the blog for my knitting pattern business. But since I don’t seem to write much about knitting here anymore, I don’t really consider this blog to be a commercial site. Anyway, as soon as I upload this post I’ll email them both to make sure it’s ok to use these pictures here.)
Before I go, here are some of the pictures I managed to get before my batteries conked out on me. (You can click on them to see them a bit larger.) Enjoy!