Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Sunday Dinner Perks

You just never know where your next idea or photo for a post will come from. Sometimes its as simple as sitting down to Sunday dinner. That is what happened to me this weekend. We went to visit my first cousin on Sunday and I came home with enough photos and stories for at least a dozen posts. In fact, I have already put my cousin's Fire-King china in a post on Blue Monday and several shots on my photo blog.

We were sitting at the kitchen table looking at family photos and swapping stories, when the Old Salt suddenly asked me "Where is your camera" and pointed to the tree outside the window. The next two shots show the results of having a camera always nearby.

It's rare that I get a good shot of birds and I love the red of these cardinals mixed with the blooms of the Bradford Pear tree.

Later, during a stroll around the yard I took some shots of my cousin's yard art to share on future Yard Art Thursdays. I decided this next shot would be best placed here on the memes devoted to the color red.

This lovely rose was a Mother's Day gift hand made for my cousin by her son-in-law and has been blooming year round outside her kitchen window for several years now. Marge tells me she is planning to give it a fresh coat of paint as soon as the weather improves, but I kind of like it with its touch of rust.

I am linking this post to Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.

Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red. To join the fun or just check out what Red others are excited to share visit Mary and her friends at Ruby Tuesdayand Sue and her friends fromRednesday

I am also linking this post to Tammy's anything goes party over at Type A.

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  1. Great shot! I've seen so many colorful birds recently, but they were too quick for my camera. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  2. Oh Sweetie...
    How beautiful is this post. I love, Love, LOVE the shot of the Cardinal. Is he not beautiful? Daddy and Momma always have a family that feeds outside their sun room. I have so enjoyed sitting and watching them as well. It is SO peaceful. He looks gorgeous amongst the blooms from the tree.

    Love the yard art as well. Looks to me like you two had a wonderful time, and magic photo moments as well.

    As always it is so lovely to visit. I have not had my dashboard for over 3 months. It popped up this evening. I am so tickled to visit with my friends. A beautiful share sweet one.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  3. That is a beautiful bird photo. The red and white contrast is stunning. That rose sculpture is my kind of flower too. Fun post.

  4. Nothing makes a prettier picture than a bright redbird. You did very well on capturing these shots.

  5. the photos are outstanding. thanks for linking up. i was trying to follow you, but it doesn't pop on your page, must be google acting up. i'll check back!

  6. Awww, pretty captures, especially of that male cardinal. :) I love those birds. my late rt visit here, My Ruby Tuesday.

  7. Fantastic pics you have shared today on Rednesday.

  8. The red cardinal sitting like a king in that throne of lovely blossoms is just magnificent!

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

  9. I agree about the camera and always try to have one handy. We don't have cardinals around here. Or any birds that brightly colored. Nice ones!


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