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Friday, May 15, 2009

Moon, Sun and BABY BLUEBIRDS


Besides enjoying the beach, the seafood and the waterfalls on our vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, we also captured a beautiful sun late one afternoon, as it was beginning to set. AND--even better than that, we had a full moon over the water several nights when we were there. Now--just isn't that ROMANTIC????? Wow!!!


Here are some photos from our trip. I don't think they need any explanation!!!! Just be sure to enlarge them for a better view. Hope you enjoy!















George was playing around with his camera. He didn't have his tripod with him---but I just LOVE this picture. It almost looks like a painting... Neat, huh????






















Let me introduce my Bluebird babies!!!! I think they are a couple of days old--but yesterday was the first day I took a peak!!!!! Sorry the photo is a little blurry. Next time, I'll use George's good camera. They are pink and SO tiny. They have no feathers yet ---but two of them have their mouths open waiting for Mama and Daddy to come and feed them. There are four babies in all!!!! Aren't they just awesome?????? OH---I wish all of you could see them. They are just so tiny right now...I can peak at them until May 25 or 26.. After that they will be too large for me to open the nestbox. They will leave the nest anytime between May 29- June 3... It all happens fairly fast!!!!


Hugs,

P.S. My baby turned 38 yesterday... It's hard to believe since he was just a baby a FEW years ago!!!! ha... Happy 38th Jeff. I love you!!!

33 comments:

ROSIDAH said...

Wow, what a joyful post this is! Very romantic vacation. Stunning scenes. Cute bluebirds... and Happy Birthday Jeff! Wishing him a lot of joy and happiness as he steps into another year. Have a great weekend, Betsy. Hugs from Indonesia :)

Tina said...

Betsy,
Gorgeous evening shots..sooo romantic and YES that one pic does look like an oil painting! Very nice.

It's neat you have bluebird babies...so cute. Hope you get to see them fledge..that first flight is always so exciting!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy birthday to your baby. They grow so darn fast.
Those pictures are just beautiful. Very good camera work. Great snuggling views.
So glad your Blue Birds are hatched and that you didn't miss anything. Mine have fledged and Mom and Pop are starting a new nest.

Shellmo said...

Those evening moon shots were beautiful and romantic! I think i could hear Frank Sinatra singing in the background.....

Love those bluebird babies! God bless em!!!

Susie said...

Betsy these pics are beautiful! Lucky you to have gotten to have seen them in person.

That one pic George took is really neat.

mountain.mama said...

Those are all good pictures, but I really like the one that looks like a painting....and the baby blue birds. They are so cute with their little mouths wide open. Kind of like I am most of the time! haha

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Beautiful pictures!All of them!
Glad you had a great vacation,and Happy Birthday to your baby!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful 'romantic' vacation pictures Betsy. I do like the fuzzy one George took...sometimes the bad ones ARE good.
Love those babies...since you get them excited by peeking, you should have dropped in a worm or 2 or 4. ;0
Happy Friday!

Cedar ... said...

Lovely shots, especially George's. Was it a filter? Or movement? Whatever he did to get that blurred and misty look is nice.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great scenes from your vacation.Yes this all sounds soo romantic.Perfect for you and George.
Blessings,Ruth

Daisy said...

Such beautiful scenes, Betsy! Looks like you and George picked the perfect spot for a romantic vacation. :)

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely photographs. Nothing more beautiful than a full moon at the beach. Can't wait to see the little ones fledge.

Diane said...

Betsy, the baby bluebirds are so precious. Thanks for showing them. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

bookbabie said...

Great pics, I do like the blurry one, very painterly! The birds are so cute and fragile, hope they all make it!

Dirt Princess said...

Look at those big mouths!!!!! Feed me, Feed me!

fishing guy said...

Betsy: What wonderful photos from the trip, I do like the sky shots. Our yougest is 38 also.

Gena said...

Beautiful!
I honestly was trying to figure out why you put a painting in there. That is great!
Glad you liked your award. To me, you are the best!

Gundo in Downtown said...

Love the birds and the blurry moon shot! Terrific pictures as always,

Jane

Pam said...

As always Betsy, your photos are beautiful. Love the colors of to skies.
Have a great weekend...

Becca's Dirt said...

Happy birthday Jeff. Getting old and Mamas getting younger. Love the moon shots. Nothing better that the moon to light up the night. Hope you and George have a nice weekend. Becca

Diane C. said...

I love the reflection of the full moon on the water, and the sunset pictures are spectacular. Sweet little bluebird babies too, wow!

Bj said...

Hi friend! Pictures are beautiful. I'd sure like to know how you did the one that looks like a painting. Glad to see your babies! I haven't seen mine since the day they fledged. It's looking like storms here in White House. Happy Birthday Jeff. Have a good weekend Betsy.

Neal said...

The evening shots are so beautiful. Some day I'd love to have a camera that will take pictures like those without the noise.

Wendy said...

Awwww, those sweet little babies are so cute! And tiny! How nice you got a pic of them to share!!

Romantic is right! Your planning is right on. Taking a vacation when the moon is full. Love your shots, especially the one you said looks like a painting.

Happy Birthday to your baby. No matter how old they are, they're still our babies.
Hugs

Wendy said...

P.S. I always mean to tell you how nice it is to come here and visit. You have such a happy blog!!
More hugs!

Tricia said...

The babies are sooo cuuute! And hungry! hehehe

That one pic really DOES look almost like a painting - Very cool accident he made! And the other pics are romantic, indeed!

Beautiful post!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

The babies are so precious. have a happy and blessed weekend...m

lola said...

Happy Birthday to Jeff.
Betsy, your pics are gorgeous. I love to look at the moon over the water like that. Not much chance of doing that around here.
I do so enjoy your pics.

Femin Susan said...

Such gorgeous photos. I always love your breathtaking photos........
Happy Birthday to Jeff.......

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful vacation photos and oh, those bluebirds are so sweet.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh the baby birds are so sweet. You have to keep us posted on their development. Nature is truely amazing. Something from a tiny egg could grow into a flying bird in such a short time.

Love all the sky pictures. George's photo looks like a beautiful watercolor. Nice.

Loved all the waterfalls. It seems the falls out this way are way up in the mountains and I can't reach rhem. MB

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How lucky that you and George had such a beautiful full moon to photograph. Romantic indeed!!

Nice to see the bay birds developing. Yes, the bird world develops quickly, doesn't it?

Rose said...

I love that picture of George's; I am with you on it all the way. Looks like a painting by someone famous.