Monday, January 23, 2012

Flew the coop ...

I know, I know  ... why am I posting photos of snowy birds when I myself flew the coop during Saturday's brief storm and headed down to Anna Maria.

It's not that I'm trying to rub it in that we escaped all that cold weather.  
I hear it is down right balmy in Philly today with the temps in the 50's.

No, the reason I'm posting these snowy birds is that I was so crushin' on these cardinals Saturday and figured I wouldn't get a chance to post them since I would start crushin' on the sanderlings and the plovers and the seagulls and the egrets ... 

Okay, I'll stop.

But ya gotta admit, this little female cardinal was so sweet.

How can you not have a crush on her!

By the time we left to catch our plane Saturday, the snow turned into rain (okay, NOW I can't get that Dan Folgerberg tune out of my head "Same Old Lang Syne" ... sappy, I know, 
but one of my all time faves).

Our plane was a bit late in taking off ... we spent some time getting de-iced.
And I'm all for taking as much time needed to de-ice my plane!
Well, not MY plane, but USAir's plane.

It was dark when we arrived, but my Sunday morning walk was gorgeous!
Come along with me.

And that was just a morning walk!
Hope you enjoyed it.

By the way, you might also notice that I'm having 
some fun with my edits.  
All the bird photos were edited with Topaz Adjust HDR
and the scenery photo was edited with Nik HDR-End of the Road.

Just in case you wanted to know.

Well, I gotta go ... the outdoors is calling me!

Hope your week is getting off to a great start.

Mine sure is ... 

As ever,

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