On my way home Monday, I took a detour to buy a few groceries. Near the store, there was a pond, and in the pond was this!
Great Blue Heron!
Staring at some honking geese
Ironically, these were the last shots taken with my old, increasingly unstable 55-200mm zoom lens. I had ordered a new 55-300mm zoom, and it was waiting for me when I got home! My first shots were these:
Lovely Red-bellied Woodpecker!
Sweet Mourning Doves
We had a Chipping Sparrow out back, too!
And old friends like Mr. Cardinal
And the Occasional Squirrel.
Yesterday I saw this precious little Song Sparrow, who serenaded me!
And of course, my dear friend the Moon.
I offer you these gifts as they were given to me: a balm during a very painful week.