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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Camp & Birds

No not our VW bus, however back in the day...

We camped next to us in campground was this VW bus.
A couple from Minnesota.
The turbulent cold wind and light rain, I wondered about them.
Years ago we rented a bus with pop up to go to Yosemite.
It was an experience especially when the unexpected snow came.
We had our two kids in tow.
Makes good stock, we survived and so did the children.

Female Mountain Bluebird

She is all tucked away in the tree, finally the turn of the head for photograph.
We don't have them in Northern California.

Yesterday I posted that I had never seen Mountain Bluebirds.
Truly they take my breath away with all that blue going on.
They were flying all around where we were camped.
All I had to do was sit on a log and choose,

They are so stunning in flight.
Easy to find for me with their unusual sound.

I am not what you call a "birder", but I do like the hunt for them with my camera.
There are a lot more photos I will be sharing that are not birds.


Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Love that rig, Janie, thought it was yours for a moment. (A fellow former hippie!)
Your bird pics are wonderful. You really know how to capture them, digitally that is.
Happy travels, my friend!

Ellie said...

You certainly seem to be enjoying your holiday. These bird pictures as wonderful. The only birds we see around here are seagulls, crows and magpies. Not many wee birds I'm afraid so these pictures are wonderful.

Jill said...

It must be magical to be amid all of the bluebirds! You've got some really pretty photos.

Saw the bug and immediately thought "Groovy Man"!

Sharon said...

Nice pictures of the bluebirds! Love the VW camper, I have never seen how the inside looks in those. Glad you met some nice people!

TexWisGirl said...

not sure i'd enjoy the VW bus experience. but glad you survived yours! :)

Sandra said...

we have flickers in our back yard, but no blue birds of any kind, these are stunning blue. i especially like the second shot with the sun shining on the trees.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

I am enjoying all your wonderful captures on your trip. Sounds like you are having an amazing time. You may not be a birder, but you sure know how to photograph them. It must be a real treat to be among so many bluebirds.:)
Thank you for sharing as you travel along. Have a wonderful day Janie.
Dianne :)

Samantha said...

Love the bluebirds..and that bus! :D

Ms. Becky said...

I LOVE the photo of that VW bus! it's a throwback to the good old days, that's for sure. and we/you were young then, and could better tolerate the discomforts. today we prefer a comfy bed and a few amenities, and there's nothing wrong with that! your bird photos are amazing. the female Bluebird looks more turquoise than the male. I'm glad she turned around for the shot!
be safe Janie. (and thanks for the generous words of support you left me at my place. you're a true dear.)

lisa said...

Lovin' the VW bus!!!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wow. Love the Birds and Bokeh. That bokeh is so elegant and delightful.
Love it.
Your one with your camera . Your photos outstanding.