Monday, November 11, 2013

Better Than Televsion

I'm laid up with some icky respiratory infection. I'm not one for staying in bed when I am ill, but today I couldn't do much else. This bug has me grounded.
 
Luckily, I have a huge cedar tree outside my window that is full of activity.
Very entertaining, and much more enjoyable than watching daytime TV.
 
 Chickadee
Male House Finch
House Sparrow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Juvenile House Finch
Stoney Braveheart dropped by with well wishes,
or maybe he was just looking for the peanuts!
 
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61 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Karen, I'm so sorry you're feeling badly, but you surely made great use of your sick time!! You do get the most incredible captures of your "bird neighbors"!! I have to admit that I'm a tad envious of your talent!! I do hope you're feeling better soon! Take care! Thanks for the beauty!

TexWisGirl said...

stoney, you are so darn CUTE!!! :)

great photos - even while you're not feeling well! love that nuthatch!!!

Linda W. said...

Nice photos. Yep, I'll take wildlife watching over TV any day.

Laura said...

I'm so happy to see your visitors keeping you company Karen. May you find comfort each day as someone new arrives at your window to say hello.

Indrani said...

I am glad the birds keep visiting you. :) Hope you get well soon!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Feel better soon! As for the lovely pictures, I am always amazed at the variety and subtlety of nature's palette.

ladyfi said...

Oh no - get well soon! Lovely visitors to keep you company as you recover.

Elephant's Child said...

Much, much better than television. And a long running serial too.
Get better soon.

Carletta said...

Jack Hanna eat your heart out!
You photographed the visitors to your bedside beautifully!
Wishes for a quick recovery!

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series you show :) Hanne Bente

Nancy J said...

Window gazing, so true, they are all stunningly lovely, and the little chap at the end, what a way to finish. Take care, rest well, those birds are great company., superb photos, I cannot imagine seeing all those from a window down here. Greetings from Jean.

Carole M. said...

well the bug certainly hasn't stopped you from camera opportunities and fabulous ones they are

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! I hope you feel better soon!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I hope soon you'll be up and feeling 100%!!

Yep, anything like this is MUCH better than TV, I agree. Your critter pics are fantastic.

eileeninmd said...

Cute series and collection of birds. The Red-Breasted Nuthatch is one of my favorites. I hope you feel better soon.

Debbie said...

hehe....he was looking for peanuts silly girl!!

you have great friends, i hope you are feeling well soon!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I hope you are feeling better, Karen. For sure, viewing your photos is WAY better than watching daytime TV so I'm not surprised that you think taking them is more fun too. ;))

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful photos. The birds are very entertaining at this time of the year. Hope you feel better Karen.

Carver said...

It is so much fun to watch birds and squirrels. Great shots of them.

Fun60 said...

Worth staying in bed for with those views. Hope you feel better soon.

Gail Dixon said...

Oh, Karen, I hope you feel better soon! All the activity outside your window is incredible though. So many pretty shots. I'm starting to wonder if our carolina wren is a nuthatch since it has the bold eye stripe and brown underparts. He's so quick I can't get a photo.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I hate to stay in bed sick...but I agree with you about watching those beautiful birds, better than TV

Um Toque de Afeto said...

Estou encantada com essas imagens, Amo..amo..amo..demaiss estes seres tão meigos e lindos!
Parabéns!!! e obrigada por compartilhar.

Abraço Fraterno e beijos no teu coração,
Lecy'ns

RedPat said...

A very entertaining window indeed!

Nonnie said...

oh, I do hope that bug flies away from your poor self soon! but you certainly do have a great view from your bed.

Kim Cunningham said...

Such sweet woodland friends to keep you company while ill. Hope you feel better. These are gorgeous captures.

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots!!

Leovi said...

Yes, I have been admiring these beautiful birds!

mick said...

Great photos. You are very fortunate to have such lovely birds so close to you. Hope you get better quickly.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, hope you feel better soon

Neil said...

Great photos much better than TV. Get better soon.

Amanda said...

lovely friends to have around! get better soon

Christian Weiß said...

Great collection of birds.

MyMaracas said...

I'm sorry to hear you're feeling poorly! Looks like you have lots of company to comfort you though. Beautiful photos!

Ellie said...

I'm sorry to hear you are feeling poorly but the view out onto you tree must be lifting your spirits a wee bit I think. What lovely pictures you have here. Get well soon :))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Get better soon! Yeah, that window view of yours is much better for your spirits than TV and thank you for sharing with us even when you're feeling down. (I'm sure Stoney Braveheart wishes you were well, but probably only because he does want more peanuts ;>)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

beautiful shots of these birds. I do hope you are feeling better

Dave said...

I like your TV images..... :)

Get well soon

Al said...

Great bird photos - you used your downtime well.

Rambling Woods said...

I understand... Bugs take me down too, but the yard critters warm me up... Hope you are feeling better.... Love the photos... Michelle

Stephanie said...

Wow! Fabulous shots! Hope you feel better soon.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog...I always enjoy the photos you do but these are so beautiful...similar birds to my yard.

grammie g said...

Hi Karen... I can't agree with you more when it comes to watching birds over any TV show!!
Great shot's of great birds the same as I enjoy at my feeders!!
Love the one of the Chickadee, and one of my favorites the Red Breasted Nuthatch!!

Hope your feeling better real soon!!

Grace

HansHB said...

A lovely post for WBW!

Life Images by Jill said...

sorry to hear you are laid up in bed - though it looks like you have a beautiful view - enjoy the time just resting and enjoying the view. I hope you are feeling a lot better. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

Betty Manousos said...

oh karen wow!!
excellent shots!
what a neat view you have from your window.

hope you feel better really soon!

Terri Buster said...

Oh I am sorry you feel bad- I hope you recover quickly! Beautiful shots out your window!

Phil Slade said...

No doubt about it Karen. Those pictures are far better and much more fascinating than any pictures or tales on the TV. Get better soon, I'm sure you will.

Cynthia said...

Great Photos! At least you have a wonderful view while you are sick.

Kerri Farley said...

sorry you aren't feeling well....but you sure go it right - these are WAY better than TV.
LOVE LOVE LOVE 'em all!!

Feel Better soon!!

DeniseinVA said...

I agree it would be better than watching TV! Especially when you are hard down with nasty bug. I hope you feel 100 percent better real soon. Your outside-the-window shots were fantastic :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are priiceless images, just wonderful, love that squirrel!

Les... said...

get well soon and keep those amazing and highly entertaining shots coming! *VBS*

Stewart M said...

Maybe you should start a "from my sick bed" list to see how many species you get before you are well!

Hope the "well" bit comes along soon.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Beyond Zephyr said...

Yes, just watch that tree, and snap photos until you feel better! Beautiful birds collections, Karen.

Wish you feel better!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. I am sorry to hear you are sick but you are not wasting your time, these shots are great.

Buttons said...

Oh Karen I do hope by now you are feeling better I am lagging behind lately. Awesome shots. HUG B

Valerie said...

What a delightful variety of birds you have in your garden and you do a splendid job of capturing them to share with us! Hope you soon feel better - it is frustrating when we have our own "wings" clipped!

islandwonder said...

Oh my goodness! What a great scene right outside your window.

Me said...

Sure does beat TV. This is another great series of shots, the sparrow is wonderful.