Thursday, April 30, 2009


It's wet and rainy over here! How about you?

Psst....I'm sneaking away to the cabin this afternoon. I'm on a Loon mission. Also, I'll try to find some other wildlife to photograph so you don't get sick of my birds all the time. Lol! An elk or coyote would be nice....


Lady of the Mote said...

we're back to cold damp weather,
have fun at the cabin,hope you find the loons

Anonymous said...

It sure would be nice - Have fun!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Let it be known Shelley, I never tire of your photography, even if it is birds. This Bluejay photo is AMAZING!! I can't wait to see what you discover on your little excursion. I will be waiting...for the Coyote.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

I am so tired of rain. Its been raining almost a straight week here. I want to work out in the garden but its always too muddy.

Good luck with the loons!


Denise said...

It's wet and rainy here, too. We're supposed to have a low of 37* on Saturday. Can you believe that one? LOL

I never tire of your pictures. I look forward to them!


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Ha! That is one of the funniest bird pictures I have ever seen!
I think that one should go on a coffee mug!

Constance said...

Mr Jay is VERY photogenic! I have several that hang out around our house, screeching and shrieking, chasing off all of the more reserved birdies! have fun!

Cedar ... said...

I think your Michigan rain will be here in the Adirondacks later today,.. that's really ok,.. the woods are very dry here and we do need the moisture. Thanks for sending it along!

Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, rain must be headed my way. it does look gloomy here. That picture is absolutely darling!

Busy Bee Suz said...


The Retired One said...

Look at his little soggy face!
I loved loved loved this photo. I may have to have you make something for me with his picture on it!

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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Good luck with the loons and their magical melodies! (But remember none of use ever get tired of your amazing birds! This one is a hoot!)

Mom2-2goodboys said...

That is a fantastic photo of a Bluejay!! Love it!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh i LOVE this picture!!!!
We need rain so badly here in Southern Calif. Trade you. We're more than likely going to be rationed this summer - doesn't that sound like fun? Talk about giving up your garden - we may not be able to water it! That is just a rumor - but golly I hope it doesn't happen!
Enjoy your rain ladies!!!! One of God's wonderful gifts!

George said...

I don't think we ever get tired of your bird pictures. The blue jay looks as if it has had enough rain -- maybe i can send some of the rain our way. We need it!

April said...

Nope, no rain here, but it's coming! Gorgeous picture...and I'll never tire of seeing your bird photos!

John Poole said...

Your weather is heading out this way and should be here by tomorrow or the weekend!

MindyLew said...

Love this picture. The bird looks like he is saying - "please don't take my picture like this". LOL
Have fun at the cabin!! :}

grammy said...

Cute cute wet little bluejay. It is a little cloudy but no rain. Have fun viewing animals.

NCmountainwoman said...

Somehow I don't think the Bluejay cares a whit about the rain. Very cute photo.

Oh, if you do find an elk or coyote, don't try to feed either of them from your hand!

Barbara said...

Shelly, Looks like our rain may be over for a few days, but we dare not complain, we need the pasture grass.

At the lake house the water covered most the decks and it was 5 feet up in our yard. They got worried the dam wouldn't hold so the opened the gates, but they are already flood south, so catch 22.

Wish you were hear to take photos in my yard....hugh flock of yellow finches stopped for one day, a wild turkey and 3 hens came through and yesterday a large turtle came strolling down the driveway. This morn there were 2 young does in the back pasture and a large blue heron was fishing in the pond.

Lots of photo opportunities!

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Awesome picture. I love it!
Warm weather is certainly slow to come here hey? At least those fire warnings have dropped some.
Happy looning!
BTW, thank you for directing me to Rural Ramblers blog. Glad my post touched a few cat lovers!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That jay looks disgusted... I think he needs a blow-dry!!! What do you think???? ha

I'm extremely busy now--getting ready to leave on vacation on Sat. morning. If I don't comment as much, please forgive me.

We are desperate for rain---and are getting NONE. Send me some!!!!

Leedra said...

This photo brought a smile to my face.

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Just a little something from Judy said...

Shelley, We were trying to have the larger pictures like you do. I love how your pictures are so perfect in size. As you can see, something went wrong. We will correct it soon. Thanks for your encouragement.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Our weather today was bright sunshine high 60's. A beautiful spring day. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. That is a cute little wet bluejay. You are a very talented photographer.

Shellmo said...

Lady of the Mote - hope sunny days are ahead for you!

Cam - thank you!

Judy - the animals seem to run from me - lol!

Debbie - I feel like it hasn't stopped raining for the past 2 weeks! ugh!

Denise - 37??? Sorry to hear that!

Wendy - I actually did put it on a coffee mug and card - LOL!!!

Connie - for some reason - mine are pretty quiet at the feeders...maybe they are only brats when I'm not around! Ha!

Cedar - please take my rain!!

Charli - get your umbrella ready!

Busy Bee - thanks!!

Retired One - I did make a few items that I posted on my nature store w/ him! :) If you do decide you'd like something w/ him on it - let me know!

Coralie - thank you! The birds seem to be the only camera friendly animals around.

Mom2 - thank you!

karen - I hope you get enough rain for your garden! That would be terrible if you didn't!!

George - he was splashing around in the birdbath having a good time!

April - thank you!!

John - please keep it - lol!!

MindyLew - he does look wary - lol!

Grammy - thank you!

NC - Now wouldn't that be something if an elk would eat out of my hand...hmmm.... LOL!

Barbara - I would love to take photos over there!!

DVM - thanks for coming by! Glad to know I have another fellow Michigander!!

Betsy - he told me no on the blow dryer! LOL! Have a fun safe trip!!

Leedra - I'm glad.

Judy - good luck!!

Denise - very sweet of you to say that!! Thank you! :)

Sit A Spell said...

Love this shot...don't love all this rain...ready for it to dry up a bit!

Constance said...

I've never been to Michigan but next summer my Hub's family (on his mother's side) is having a family reunion that we plan on attending. They are all up around Traverse City and Remus, wherever that is? Ha Ha! I've been to Minnesota and Wisconsin, does that count?

Heather said...

That is just the cutest. He looks like he might be thinking about giving you a raspberry - PTHHHHHBT!