Monday, May 10, 2010

Feathered Friends in Ruby Attire

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Ruby Tuesday seems the perfect time to begin a little blogging again. For those of you waiting for a new Lily and Lucy pic I promise it's coming soon. If you're wondering where I've been I unfortunately got sick during my visit and had to prolong my trip back home. I'm still not quite myself but I feel much better than I have in a couple of weeks.
On to the rubies above. I took this a couple of days before I left. This was taken through my sunroom window as I watched all the varieties of birds that showed up that day. I was excited to see the cardinal couple be joined by the red-bellied woodpecker. Their bright reds make lovely rubies don't you think?
An added bonus the same day was the cardinal being joined by the red-winged blackbird. Just a moment before the cardinal was perched calmly on the edge of the feeder when the red wing landed on the other side causing the cardinal to lose balance as the feeder swayed. I had been clicking continously and by luck caught the flurry of wings and tail feathers.

Wishing you all a Ruby day!

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32 comments:

Thom said...

Oh my friend. I'm sorry that you got sick. I hope you are getting better and that your knee is also better. I can't wait to see Lily and Lucy :) I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day :) Love these photos. How cute. You take care my friend :)

Nora Johnson said...

Great post & great blog. I'll be popping back to have another read through!
Happy RT - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!
Mine’s HERE!

LOLA:)

EG Wow said...

Your cardinal seems to get along with so many other birds. Mine seem to take off - a tad shy, I'm afraid.

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

I'm happy to see you back with your Ruby Tuesday! :) The birds are beautiful!

Looking forward to pics of your little girls!


Junie

Mimi said...

Sorry that you've been sick, hope you feel better with each passing day.
These are lovely shots, Carletta. I particularly love the second one, the movement in it is so well captured.

Leedra said...

Such bird combinations, lovely for rubies.

Had wondered where you were, although I still don't blog like I used to.

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Quilly said...

Welcome back. I hoped you were off playing and having fun. I am so sorry to hear that you've been ill. I love this last photo of the Cardinal trying to catch his balance.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes your rubies are beautiful. Welcome back -- you were missed. Stay well.

Life Ramblings said...

wish you the best speedy recovery. the birds are lovely.

Dianne said...

so sorry you're ill
get better quick!!

the birds are very sweet
I love their vivid color

Ralph said...

I hope you continue to get better! Scenes like these can be quite therapeutic, the beautiful rubies are landing where you can capture the events of their lives as they occur. The cardinal must really feel that he will fall off the feeder - forgetting that he can actually fly. Beautiful captures!

Manang Kim said...

I love watching cardinals they are just so pretty. Happy RT!

My Cardinal

Patti said...

They do make lovely rubies.

What a great capture at the feeder, Carletta! An action shot.

I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care ~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great post for Ruby Tuesday!!!! Love those little RED birdies!!!!

Hope you are feeling better. I wondered what had happened. But--we were gone for a week ourselves (to the beach)...

Glad you are back!

Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

I have been checking every day or two to see if you were back...sorry you have been sick. I hope you get over your illness soon...you hit the nail on the head about looking for pics of Lily and Lucy. I kept expecting to see their bright little faces here.

I love that you captured a cardinal and a red-winged blackbird at the same feeder.

Pat said...

I've been wondering where you've been. Sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you feel better soon. Nice shot with the "red" birds all together!

Jim said...

Welcome back, Carletta. I too am very sorry that you got sick while on holiday with the grandkids. I will wait for the pictures.
I like your cardinals and the woodpecker. My bet is that they don't become very good friends.
Happy RT! You can drop in for family pictures on mine.
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Maria said...

Great capture:)/Maria

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots of the red birdies!

Spice Up your life

Susan L (lily40au) said...

those birds are such a stunning little glimpse of red.

My Ruby Redness

Jientje said...

Welcome back, I hope you'll continue to get better Carletta! I love the movement you caught in that last picture. My father would love to see these, he loves birds, especially the colorful ones! All we get at out feeders is sparrows!

Have a great day!

Janice Thomson said...

Hi Carletta!
Love those red cardinals - we don't get them here. As always beautiful photos.

Auntie E said...

Oh My it is funny to see the woodpecker on the ground.
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Regina said...

How cute and amazing.
Regards Carletta.

Marice said...

they are really cute ;)

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Ebie said...

Feel better Carletta, I was wondering where you have been.

diane said...

Sorry to hear hat you have been sick. get well soon.

Neal said...

You're back!!!!!! Nice pictures Carletta. I hope you had a great time on your trip.

Daniela said...

Beautiful birds, so lovely :)

George said...

You got a couple of wonderful shots for Ruby Tuesday. I especially like the photo of the cardinal trying to stay balanced on the feeder.
I hope you are soon feeling better.

Raven said...

You get so many wonderful visitors to your yard. Sorry that you have been sick. I hope you are recovering well. As always, feel free to let me know if you'd like some reiki. I'll be glad to oblige.

Linnea W said...

Hope you're feeling better...lovely red birds. What a find! And they really do brighten up the garden. enjoy the day.