One ought not need an umbrella on a day like this

I came home from work this afternoon and sat myself down on the front deck with my laptop, and a coffee, in the sunshine.

We have sunshine on the front deck in winter because the liquid amber tree very considerately sheds all its leaves to let the light through. There’s only a smattering of yellow left on there now.

Liquid amber tree

Looking up through the almost bare branches of the liquid amber with a brilliant blue sky behind.

Anyway, there I was, minding my own business, when suddenly I was under attack from above.

Liquid amber seed pod

Liquid amber seed pod sitting on my laptop keyboard

Ow. Who did that? Oh. There you are…

Bird at the very top of the tree

Looking up through the branches of the liquid amber at a distant bird shaped shadow.

I need a better camera.

I need a better camera

A blob of red feathers seen though the branches of my liquid amber tree.

*switches to Caitlin’s camera* Gotcha! There’s the seed-pod hurling red-feathered menace!

Caught red-feathered!

Crimson Rosella with seed pod in claw at the very top of the tree.

 

7 Responses to “One ought not need an umbrella on a day like this”

  1. Mrs4444 says:

    Little stinker! And what a beautiful sky it was! Makes me miss my camera (in the shop) even more.

    Lookin’ good in here, Mim!

    • mimbles says:

      Thanks 🙂

      I love having a decent camera on my phone, I take so many more photos by virtue of having it with me all the time. Hope your camera makes its way back home soon!

  2. Sarah says:

    The blue sky looks beautiful. I use the camera on my phone for most things but dream about buying a DSLR. By dream I mean not paying the mortgage:)

    • mimbles says:

      I sort of covet a DSLR but I know we wouldn’t use it enough to justify the cost, when it comes to cameras if it doesn’t fit in a pocket there’s no point in us having it!

  3. Adam says:

    You take nice photos.

  4. Oh you need a DSLR – I promise you. I love mine. In any event, great shots and I just love the new look over here.

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