For Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – ‘Pick a Topic from My Photo’ here – I’m focusing firstly on the green!
Sure, sure, any excuse to share pictures of the hummers in my backyard. 🙂
After drinking at the feeders, the sweet Anna’s Hummingbirds zip up to rest in the evergreens, before dropping down for another round. They blend in perfectly and I only find them by their distinct song.
Speaking of birds, I found Canada Geese feeding on bugs in the bright green grass at Coulon Park where all of us had gone for a walk.
Finally, for the lizard in Cee’s photo! We don’t have many of them in the Pacific Northwest, but we do have turtles which I sometimes forget are reptiles too! I see them often at Lake Washington, basking in the sun on their favorite log, though not today with rain and snow in the forecast.
If you want to escape the rain and snow and still see turtles, just head to one of my favorite beaches: Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Wish I was there right now.
Beautiful pictures! Merry Christmas, Susanne!!
Thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you too! 🙂
Merry Christmas, Susanne. Your photos make me want to head down to Punalu’u again. It is a lovely beach and there are good walks in either direction along the shore.
Thanks so much Graham. Merry Christmas to you, too. 😊 I visited that beach on my first trip to Hawaii and it remains one of my favorites. Lucky you to be able to drive to it!
Hawaii would be very tempting right now, with the damp grey weather we’re having in London! Love the hummingbirds as always 🙂
Thanks. The temperatures are dropping and snow is expected here this weekend. I like snow, but I like Hawaii even better! Hopefully we’ll make it there next year! 🌞🌴
Yes, let’s hope we can all do more travelling next year!
You new long lens is doing great, Susanne. Lovely photos!
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. I really am enjoying the long lens especially with the hummingbirds! 😊
The hummingbird on the limb is priceless. She looks absolutely regal.
Thanks so much! I love being able to see them up close with my new camera.
And you let us see things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to see ourselves.
Thank you. 😊
These are absolutely marvelous photos for this week. Well done 😀
Thank you so much! And thanks for hosting so many wonderful challenges! 🙂 🙂
Those are great shots! I just thought maybe I should try doing some of these challenges. I would have to take the pics on my phone because I’ve forgotten how to use my actual camera!🤣
Thank you! There are so many challenges to choose from and all great fun! And phones take great pictures!! 🙂 🙂
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Congratulations! I featured your post of my CMMC challenge this week.
Have a fantastic New Year this week.
Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂