Thursday, May 10, 2007
more birds

Sometimes one is just lucky to catch a moment like this, and have it be in focus....(That's the luck Like this sweetie above....The light was perfect and so was he.....

Then, we have this next one.... Another lucky one, as far as I am concerned...Lucky that I was able to get so close without this sweet bird flying off the nest....I felt very humbled, too, by the trust this dear Dove gave to me.....

And the picture above, searching for seeds, and finding them.....There was a mate nearby, but I didn't get a picture of them together....I love this bit of green from some flowers that is right near him....

And here below, another Dove, on that wonderful waterfall sculpture down below.... I love that all the birds come and bath and drink here....On another day, I captured this pair sitting and bathing..... Being this close to this pair was wonderful....I find that if I just sit quietly, slightly hidden, if possible, they don't respond to the whirring and clicking of the camera....And that makes for some interesting pictures....

And here below are two least I think they are finches...they too enjoy the water in pairs and sometimes by themselves, as well....
Here below is one of my favorite photo's of a bird getting a really good bath....and a wonderful drink of water, too.... And....then we have a little Finch, captured by the lens, while sitting on some eggs in a nest made in the crook of an arm of a Euphorbia Amak Veriegated..... And just to show you that the Hummingbirds are everywhere in my garden...taking a rest as is another little darling.... And though it is not the sharpest picture can see a bit of color on this dear litttle male...And I'm hoping that when it is not so hot and when the air is not so bad I can go on down into my garden and get a lot more pictures of all the birds, but especially some more pictures of the wonderful special Hummingbirds....And if I do, you can be sure, you will be the first to know....

More To Come......

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had this to say:

Oh yes please! I would love some pics of the humming birds when you can get some!

You certainly have a lot of birdy visitors - I do as well adn some of them are finches adn doves similar to yours. I will have to see if I can get some pics some time. I love the photo of the little finch taking a drink. :-)

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 6:03:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Good Morning Lady,
National Geographic and Audubon and Home & garden ought to hire you BIG TIME for your outstnding photographs !!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

More gorgeous photos of gorgeous birds! You'll enjoy the pics of my doves... they hatched!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 8:40:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous the fat lady
had this to say:

Your bird photos are so wonderful! I know how hard it can be to capture a good shot because my first film job included work for Oliver Griswold, the Audobon Society's leading hummingbird expert. But......
(lecture to follow)
Naomi! Stay INDOORS! The fire has blanketed the whole basin with just the kind of ^$%##&** that are the hardest on dainty, nude lungs! I assume you have both a hepa-filter and charcoal on your a.c. If you have an electrostatic unit too, call your cleaning lady in to scrub-a-dub-dub the plates, since they will clog very quickly.
Your little friends outside would probably appreciate extra water, and if you have misting gear, it would help keep the air in little hollows clean. Get SOMEONE ELSE to go down in the back "40" to do this! Hopefully, the cute black cat is at home in her own a.c.
You are our treasure, our inspiration and all that jazz. We want you to last a long, long time---even if your lungs shamelessly cavort without their "cillia" clothes. So, stay off the deck!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 10:34:00 AM PDT 

Blogger mar
had this to say:

Beautiful! how lovely you have all those birds visiting! they know your garden is a very inviting place.
Oh, did you say hummingbirds???

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 11:56:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Another wonderful post, Naomi. Your doves are so sweet and I love that they can take baths in your yard. Take care of your health while the fires are burning!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 1:23:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

This post is for the birds!

:) tee-hee!! I crack myself up!

I knew the answers to the movie quote you left.
I left another one that I'm certain you'll know. It's from a famous classic movie, and that is certainly YOUR forte.

I need to get a bird bath and some feeders. I want to draw some more cardinals my way.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 2:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

hey no fair! Look at all the nests you have by you!! lol... well, we should see some good baby snaps soon !!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 4:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wow! You get a lot of birds. We live on a busy street downtown Toronto ... not a lot of birds :(

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 5:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You must have some garden for all those birds to come and enjoy themselves there......You are very good with the camera too.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 6:36:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi - Michele sent me back! :)

Find out what my cats think about those doves... hehe

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I can't imagine you EVER taking a bad picture Naomi!! These are truly wonderful and I never get tired of your pictures. Never! I love the doves and you sure did get some great shots of them. I love that water feature. I wish I had something like that. I feed the birds but I don't have any water feature for them. Of course the lake is just over the hill, but's so nice to watch them. The one you have is just perfect!! Love how the finch built his nest in the crook of that plant. It's amazing the places they find to put nests at!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 7:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi!

I never knew you had so many fine feathered friends! I guess it shouldn't surprise me though -

Michele sent me,


Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 9:32:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I know how tough it can be to get "the shot" with birds. My husband is a birder turned photographer and just getting started with his learning curve. Thanks for visiting my place!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 9:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

wow you are good...a sweet shabbat shalom my friend

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 12:51:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Thankyou for visiting, I am sorry you couldnt read my font! :(

I think people just highlight the text to see the font clearer.

Your photos are amazing!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, May 11, 2007 at 1:00:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Michele sent me back to look at your lovely bird pics again :)

I do hope you and Sweetie are OK with all the fires raging in your part of the world. I share 'the fat lady's' concern for you.

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 1:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm impressed - again. Your photos are pieces of art. And together with your text, it's all set into a fabulous context. Life is wonderful.

Have a wonderful weekend;))

... and I'm still without internet in our summerhome:(

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 3:04:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I love humming birds. They are dainty and gorgeous... We have a little bird in this corner of the world called a Sun Bird (I think) which is smaller than the hummingbird and soooo cute!! Your photos are wonderful and I love the bird bath. Nice. Hope you are okay...

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 4:44:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Good morning, Naomi!
Beautiful photos as always! Love to see your lovely birds visitors!

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 7:04:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I love the ones on the waterfall sculpture esp. What great photos. Framable!


Friday, May 11, 2007 at 10:56:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Love the bird taking a bath and getting a drink at the same time - will post about the memorial later today. Take care of yourself.

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 11:00:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! Michele sent me by today, but I'd be by, anyhow! I always love your photos -- Looks like spring has definitely come to stay in LA!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 12:11:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hey Naomi - ooh, I love that you have doves......doves are SO cool....

and I adore your water fountain, I have said so many times. It's just magical - and the birds obviously agree!



Friday, May 11, 2007 at 2:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh I have enjoyed all these lovely photos!! My favorite is the little finch in the nest..
Thankyou so much for sharing these with us.
Michele sent me, and so glad she did!

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 2:42:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, you live in the garden of Eden! Your pics and comments are enchanting, thanks for sharing!

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 3:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Lovely pictures! It is just like here in my area. My Norwegian father always tell me the species of these birds I saw at home. He knows alot about birds since he is an ornithologist

Friday, May 11, 2007 at 3:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Those turtle doves are so lovely.
Thanks for sharing.


Friday, May 11, 2007 at 7:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

These are amazing!!! I wish I had your patience! I'm sorry it took it me so long to get over here to enjoy them! Life has been really hectic lately.... now I'm going up to enjoy your Mother's Day post as well!

Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 6:11:00 AM PDT 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

I haven't seen any mourning dove nests here but there are baby Canadian geese aplenty and we have a robin sitting on three eggs. They have decided to make it more difficult for me to get pictures this year.

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 9:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What awesome photos, Naomi! You have outstanding ability with a camera and nature.
I loved all of them, but I'm especially fond of the doves so I loved the one of the couple.
All of it brought a smile to my face. Well done.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 2:56:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

I found your blog when I googled Katy Melody, an old friend from San Francisco State U. counseling department. I "lost" her in Southern Calif. some years ago & would love to find her again. Could she be your friend Betty Parks' daughter-in-law?
If so, would you kindly tell her that Marjorie says hello & please email In any event, I really enjoyed your blog with gorgeous photos & all.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 8:42:00 PM PDT 

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