When my daughter and I were in Ecuador a couple summers ago, we loved the people we met…especially the kids.  Many of them were fascinated with cameras and always wanted us to take their pictures and then let them see themselves on the view screen.  Often they would call out, “Solamente!”, meaning they wanted a photo taken all by themselves.

I don’t know why, but when this male Towhee showed up on the deck the other day, that memory flashed through my mind.  He paused and posed for a moment as if he wanted his picture taken all by himself.


I was happy to oblige and snapped a quick “solamente” photo of this fine-looking fellow.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to Solamente

  1. I do believe they almost taunt you and stand there as if to say “Look at me aren’t I the bees knees!”
    He looks very unique Kathy.

    • kathydoremus says:

      This was a surprise visit since these guys usually stay on the ground. The females are equally as lovely, but with more of a chocolate brown than black. Bees knees is right…yet another of my “favorites!”

  2. Jodi says:

    A fleeting precious moment of memory ❤️

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Being such a dashing fellow it is no wonder he doesn’t want to share the limelight!

    • kathydoremus says:

      It was a surprise that he hopped onto the deck since he is usually a ground feeder. He is another one of those birds that always makes me smile when I see him.

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! What colors on this bird! But your memories are what makes this photo precious, my friend! 💕💖

  5. Sue says:

    He’s a beauty, for sure!

  6. A lovely photograph of an absolutely gorgeous bird!

  7. Snehal Kank says:

    Hehe Thanks for sharing your memories! It was fun to read!
    Love this little birdie! 💕

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