A Bit of Autumn Blur

Yesterday afternoon I set my to-do list aside for awhile and opted instead to set myself outside for awhile! It was a beautiful autumn afternoon, and while most of my backyard leaves have already succumbed to their crunchy carpet fate, the resistant remainder provided a lovely photo backdrop.

Chickadees were out in abundance.  Some stopped by for a sip…

…while others showed up to dip and drip!

Our state bird, the Brown Thrasher, also blessed me with a visit.

A Northern Mockingbird (with quite a bossy attitude) and a more timid Titmouse helped themselves to a drink…

…while a beautiful Pine Warbler and a Brown-headed Nuthatch filled up on some food.

Meanwhile, a male Bluebird claimed my new branch as his personal perch.

The dusty rose of the dogwood and the amber tones of the oak made for a delightful autumn blur.


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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20 Responses to A Bit of Autumn Blur

  1. Jodi says:

    delightful autumn blur and beautiful birds indeed!

  2. jmnowak says:

    Such delightful companions! In their Autumn finery. 😍 Fantastic pix, Kathy.

  3. Mary says:

    Beautiful photos. I’d never heard of a brown-headed nuthatch. The last photo of the bluebird is amazing. He looks so regal!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I have missed your bird photos, Kathy! 😊 Love the birds taking a dip and drip!

  5. Lovely pictures! Glad you made the time to go out with your camera. It is always rewarding in one way or another to reconnect with nature 🙂

  6. Great photos! We get a lot of enjoyment watching the birds in our garden too.

  7. A child at school brought me an ID book of American birds( we are in Switzerland) so I went through every page for her to see which were the same on this side of the Atlantic. I was surprised to see how few we have in common, but how very similar some species are, especially the chickadee/ bluetits etc. So much to learn.

  8. Kathy, this may be one of your best bluebird images yet. Bless you and your wonderful camera! I’ll email you a quick sketch in a few.

  9. Ok…..can’t find your email address! Mine is createarteveryday@comcast(dot)net. Would love to hear from you 😉

  10. birdlady612 says:

    You had some very nice visitors. 🙋🐦

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