One of my friends has a tree in her yard that grows berries for one week every year. She invited me over the other day to take photos of the birds who come to feed off the berries. I'm still learning how to identify birds so I may be wrong with some of the ID's.
House Sparrow (I think?)
Not sure of the ID of this one. If you know, please let me know!
American Goldfinch male with female in the background
A friend of mine sent me some macro flower photographs that she recently took, and I feel in love. I have a macro lens that I bought about four or five years ago. There's a learning curve using the lens and I gave up because I wasn't happy with my results. I'm now rejuvenated and inspired and dug out the macro lens last evening when I looked out my window and saw my flag was standing still. No wind really helps when taking detailed macro shots. I headed up the road to the butterfly garden.
I just love the color combinations. These are not perfect but practice makes perfect and I'm inspired enough to keep practicing.
I went for a walk through the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield MA last week. This is a 507 acre sanctuary owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. I was happy to have it finally opened since it had been closed due to Covid 19. It was disappointing that the two blinds weren't open, but it was still a gorgeous morning for a long walk with my camera.
Here are just a few birds that I photographed that morning.
There's a beautiful butterfly park in my hometown of Abington MA. The members of the Abington Garden Club tend to the garden with care and a labor of love. It's a favorite place of mine to visit with my camera.
Miss J bought a butterfly grow kit for the kids and it was such a fun and educational activity for them. When the butterflies were grown and ready to be freed, they released them at the Butterfly Garden.
Ryleigh (Takes after her Nana):
I hope you're enjoying some nice weather in your neck of the woods.
On another note, I returned to work at the hospital this week after a two month LOA. It's great to be back and I'm doing all I can to stay as safe as possible.
This blog first began as a 365 day project. It was a lot of fun to post daily, but as life changes and evolves, so has the purpose of this blog. I hope to share with you the things that I love to photograph in and around New England, as well as an occasional glimpse into my everyday life.
I am a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Friend, and Photographer. I also work part time in a local hospital. Thank you for taking this photographic journey with me.