Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day


This morning, I was sitting having breakfast when I saw this visitor at the birdfeeder.  
That's right, it's my first hummingbird picture this year!  
I was able to dash and get my camera, and he hadn't left yet.  

I think I need to keep the zoom lens a little closer to the back door though, because he moves around pretty fast.  We had JUST cleaned out the hummingbird feeder on Saturday.  Ants had climbed into it and drowned, and no hummers were coming around.  This time Eric put some ant traps at the base of the pole so they won't be interfering with the hummers.  Looks like it worked! 

I'm hoping it will be the first of many.  

Meanwhile, we didn't have much planned today.  A nice quiet day.  Good thing, because I tripped on a box, and I'm pretty sure I broke my pinky toe.  Still, after some time I was able to get slowly moving around, if I don't stand on it too long, I can do things like step outside....or go down the stoop and pose like a goofball.  I broke out the tripod for pictures of all 5 of us in this year's flag shirts.   I love it when we all match, it's hard to lose us in a crowd, and I find we all get a lot of use out of flag shirts.  
Like just yesterday for example.  

My boys look pretty dreamy in red, white, and blue. 

I decided to play around with different lighting, and shooting in manual, changing my ISO in the backyard. 
I even broke out the tripod. 

Eric's comment is how the back scene doesn't change, but the looks on our faces do. 
Yes they do, we all look pretty goofy. 

Cute, but goofy.  
Happy Memorial Day. 
I hope you all had a good weekend too, and remember why we can do what we do.