Inquiring glance . . .

As you know, I put out bird seed at the beginning of the winter in hopes of attracting birds to my window sill. But to my dismay a squirrel showed up instead. I’m not complaining though, because the little fellow endeared himself to us with his daily visits and cute antics, many of which I caught on camera and have shared here. My furry friend has not been around for the last few days, however. Quite to my surprise, a few birds have flitted here and there, taken a few seeds then flown off. This morning, I happened to have my camera and caught this gorgeous guy looking at me as if to ask why I was there. I was only able to get one shot before he flew off. Thankfully I had the camera set on automatic. So, here is the photo for your enjoyment!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

My favorite, peaceful place is Brookside Garden in Silver Spring, MD. I spent a lot of time there when we lived close by. I have many photos that fit this week photo challenge and the majority of them were snapped at Brookside. Here is just a sampling. I hope you enjoy the slide show of this beautiful, peaceful place. ūüôā

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Silver Spring, MD–2010

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say.  If so, you are about to view thousands upon thousands of words in their most glorious form!

This will be the last of the¬†cherry blossom tree photos I publish. . .I think! ¬†Too much of a good thing becomes too much. ¬†As you can see from my most recent blogs, I love this time of year. ¬†Cherry blossoms are the first to bloom in the spring, and spring is¬†my favorite season of the year. ¬†Once these trees have blossomed, other blossoming trees begin to strut their stuff! ūüôā After a long, cold winter, the beautiful colors of blossoming trees and blooming flowers chase away the grays and browns that have dominated our landscape long enough. ¬†Life anew. ¬†Cycle of life. ¬†While each season offers lessons and beauty, spring is the season that births hope, life, youthfulness and joy. ¬†If I haven’t said it enough, I’ll say it again: I love spring!

Doldrums Buster #20: Photography

Having listed a few doldrums busters in my last post, I decided to try out some of my own suggestions, beginning with photography (number 20 on the list.)¬† In all fairness, I must admit that photography is one of my all time favorite hobbies, so it was no stretch for me to get my camera and venture out to see what I could photograph.¬† A nearby garden was my destination.¬† Snow still covers much of the ground, although its pristine beauty is long gone.¬† I wasn’t so interested in getting more snow pictures, anyway–I have more than enough of those for the moment.¬† However, Brookside Garden has a wonderful greenhouse and I thought I might find something there that would really bust these doldrums.¬† I was not disappointed.¬† When I entered the greenhouse, the¬†profusion of vibrant colors was magnificent!¬† My spirit immediately soared as I started “shooting” away.¬† Following are¬†the results of¬†yesterday’s outing.¬† Enjoy.¬† Then get your camera and go out and see what you can photograph to¬†banish your winter doldrums!¬† (p.s.¬† I’m always on the lookout for more doldrums busters.¬† If you have ideas that I’ve not listed, leave them in the comment section.¬† I will happily add them to the list.)