Bits and Pieces

Even though I’ve been running around like crazy this week, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have my camera on the ready. Sitting on the dining room table, the “baby” is always ready for action. So a few bits and pieces from the manor’s life this week.

First neighbor’s cat Chester, a wonderfully big and bright orange tabby, who thought he might want to take on a small flock of Canada geese. Probably not the best idea he’s had.


Then the masked bandits dropped bit to get a sip from the waterfall.


A bluebird of happiness made sure she left some of her good cheer.


Late one afternoon, when arriving home a Red tailed hawk flushed up with a squirrel in his talons. Of course, when I was running inside to grab the camera, he flew to the other side of the house and somewhere lost the squirrel. I hope he went back and got it later on when I wasn’t looking.


Beautiful Purple finches have been getting their fill at the feeders along with their goldfinch cousins.


Autumn days still remain with the geese flying overhead and the colors shining brilliantly in the early evening.



It truly was a beautiful week. Even though we are hustling and bustling from here to there, it doesn’t mean that these little bits and pieces can’t shine through and keep us connected to the world.

Wishing you a wonderful week! Bella

17 replies »

  1. Indeed bits and pieces are like bare necessities (going back to an earlier photo theme of yours…lol).

    Chester looks like he’s trying to figure out what he was just thinking; what the hell… Cute photo. But I especially like the Waxwings, as always you capture their coloration so perfectly, sharp lines. I haven’t seen them for a while, thanks for filling my need. And you know I’m always mixing up Purple finches with house finches, the latter are more red right…? I feel like I’ve seen more Goldfinches this Fall than I did in the spring and summer, except for the pair that stalked my sunflower heads…until the squirrels took them down and ran off with them!

    All in all i think you’ve captured the simple beautiful elements of Fall quite well. I like the light you’ve captured on the geese. I don’t always see images of Geese that show some of their details even at a distance. πŸ™‚


    • You got it ! Purple finches have more red and have a brown streak coming across their eye. Oh how you must have laughed when the squirrels ran off with your sunflower heads. Little thieves they are.

      It’s awesome that you like and know birds like I do..we can share! And Chester, what can I say about Chester. Saw him return for another attempt this week silly boy.

      • πŸ˜€ Oh I didn’t laugh at first when I realized what I had happened to them, no no no. At first I was flustered because I wanted to share with my own birds, indoors and outdoors. Alas, I got over it very quickly as I thought about what a treat that was for them and and how they would probably always beat me to them unless I cut them down early.

        I am very happy to have found another fellow bird lover. As I’ve said before, I always manage to not get out and bird-watch but it’s great to run into like minded people like yourself who without any effort encourage me to return to it. Every time I tune in and find you’ve posted some more birding pictures I start to itch. πŸ˜‰

        Cats are funny, though I’m a dog person I do appreciate them.

  2. Emily, I think it’s the very “bits and pieces” you write of that DO keep us connected to the world, however busy we may be in our lives and I say, “Thank goodness!” πŸ˜‰ And I do love the challenges these kitties take on, they make me want to face my own “flocks of geese” no matter how daunting they may be! Thank you for these reminders, one and all… xo

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