I am making headway on getting my comments up to date. Given a few more days I should be on top of it again so thanks everyone for your patience. I have had a few new visitors to my blog who I will also get to visit and send thanks to soon.
I have been trying to get a shot of a Cardinal ever since coming here six years ago. I have numerous which were far away or slightly out of focus and today finally I got some reasonably presentable ones that I am happy with. Still want to get closer because these were shot at the 400mm end of my lens which has a habit of not being too good on sharpness at the long end so I have to back it off a bit and I still had to crop quite a bit of the surrounding space off around the bird to fill the frame in PS. I have been feeding the birds for a while in the front garden and this is a bare patch that I use to put seed down. I have had a few cardinals who have been visiting but they are very elusive and easily scared off. Today I went out and sat on the ramp outside the house that my husband uses to get into the house with his wheelchair. After about 15 minutes the cardinal appeared and I managed to snap these before he flew away. He has a sunflower seed in his beak in the one. I will be trying again though because I always see him there now, I just have to get a bit closer without scaring them off.
We had a coolish but sunny day today and the horses spent it out in the field. Sonny is groaning a bit today when she puts her head down to graze, she is soooo uncomfortable, she just has to be soooo close, I can't stand it. Will check on her later tonight before going to sleep. I took Wiggle and Dosie out one at a time and gave them about half an hour each to eat the nice green grass in our front garden. They were very happy. Wiggle is finally getting a bit of her personality back and is obviously feeling a lot better, I am starting to see that spark of mischief again in her. Just wish it would warm up so that I can take both of them and bathe them.
Tomorrow I am taking Larry to the hospital at about midday ready for his surgery on Thursday. It is going to be a long two days. The trip one way normally takes an hour so I hope that I will be able to get my posts in for both days.
I hope everyone is well and you are all finally enjoying spring.
((((((Hugs))))))) to everyone that needs them.