Monday, February 29, 2016

Just hummin' along

I did NOT get out birding or sketching this past weekend (cold!  rain!  wind!) and that's okay.  I got in a few neighborhood walks, and strolled Truman around, and went to Magnuson Park for a dog walk with Michelle and Winston.  Michelle and I also checked out the new Trader Joe's in Shoreline (good stuff!).  Otherwise I stayed home and thought about housecleaning, but didn't do any.

So all in all, it was a most relaxing, low-key weekend, which I needed, because retirement is tiring.  My body is taking its time adjusting to new demands -- you see, I'm no longer sitting at a desk eight hours a day, five days a week.  I'm simply moving a lot more, and I'm out and about a lot more.  I need to remember to take rest breaks!

Anyway, luckily I have lots of photos from last week to share.  Today's pics are from the Montlake Fill and they are all of one bird -- an Anna's Hummingbird that was being particularly photogenic.  Enjoy!

Showing off the iridescence:

One slight turn of the head, and most of the iridescence disappears:

And then it's back again:

Or not:

Then the bird stuck its tongue out:

And finally did a little neck stretching:

Coming tomorrow:  Truman time in the garden!

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