Friday, April 27, 2007

Red-Winged Blackbird

I'm sorry for my absence but I've been travelling to Hamilton almost every day for nearly two weeks to the hospital there to take my friend's husband to see his wife. She's had very major surgery and now there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel but I'm one very weary "camper"! But I took this shot of a Red-Winged Blackbird that was visiting on my deck. I'm trying to get used to this new camera but my photography has sort of taken a back seat for awhile but hoping that things will turn around after May 1.

"Listen Up! This birdseed is MINE!"


RUTH said...

I hope your friend continues to do well. I love the photo of the blackbird...we don't have redwinged ones here.

CG said...

Glad you are ok, Pat, wondered where you had been. Beautiful bird :)

talj said...

What a lovely photo Pat, looks like you will have lots of fun with the new camera! :o)

I hope that your friends wife is doing well and that you can get some time to rest!

You have been missed {{{HUGS}}} xxx

David said...

You been getting a new toy Pat? Come on then, spill the beans, what have you got?

Unfortunately our blackbirds are a bit boring, they, lol

Pat said...

Thanks for the comments, folks. I'm feeling sort of like a "zombie" if you know what I mean.

My friend had her complete pelvis rebuilt and then another hip put in. It's really amazing what can be done if you have a wonderful surgeon.

The surgery on Monday (second in a week) was from 8 am to 2:30'ish and then she was in the recovery room till late at night as they just couldn't control her pain and she had to have 8 pints of blood.

Karen said...

What a beautiful photo. I saw lots of these the times I was in Ottawa and quickly came to recognize their call. They are rare in Newfoundland.