Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Being Happy...

finding joy...
For me, it's everywhere!!
An afternoon wasted spent with the Nikon in my hand,
and a view of my feathered friends defines one of my happiest days.

I have a new lens, Nikon's 55 - 300,
let me show you what that baby can do!!

White Breasted Nuthatch


Blue Jay


My Blue Jays are very good sharers.


Male Northern Cardinal


Mourning Dove


Male House Finch


Male House Sparrow


Female House Sparrow


I think this is a Hairy Woodpecker,
because of his longer bill.


Male American Robin


Mr. Squirrel was very happy also!!


Fresh Cut Lilac's to fill the house with perfume.

My happiest moments are those spent with my family.
The hubs is always here but sometimes I miss my boys.
Then I remember I must fill my own heart with joy
and I don't have any trouble doing that!!

Make yourself happy and others will feel your joy!!


34 comments:

  1. oh, sigh. We can make that choice to fill up with the joy-bringing stuff. These are all magnificent photos - the DETAIL that you've gotten...I love them. But mostly it's knowing how genuinely tickled you are to have your treasured camera, lens and time to spend doing what you enjoy! If you have a second, head here:
    http://alitajewel.blogspot.com/2012/04/beauty-obsession-5-for-5.html
    She's sharing so beautifully today what photography means to her!! Hugs to you!

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  2. Isn't that the truth! We have to be happy ourselves, before we can make others happy! Sometimes I'm not so good at that, and other times I'm good at it! Anyway, the photos of the birds are absolutely awesome! I just have one question, how to you know if it's a boy or girl? You been lifting up the skirts of the birds again?

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  3. Beautiful series bird and the squirrel are lovely...have a nice day ..HUgs

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  4. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    And oh my, I have *lens envy*!!!! ,-)

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  5. Don't cha just love the 55-300! I have one too.
    Great shots Debbie!

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  6. I like your new lens. It is fantastic.
    Yes, you are that kind of person, you always find joy everywhere. You are a blessing.

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  7. Beautiful, Debbie! Great job with the new lense.

    Nice lesson for the day too. Much love and joy to you today and always.

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  8. What wonderful pictures...and such a wonderful post...so true!!

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  9. I find great joy in birdwatching and the snapping of them, among other things! I love your new lens, your camera takes such crystal clear shots. Have a great day and have fun shooting!

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  10. What did you do, put out a casting call for those photos? Now you've made me add that lens to my birthday wish list for the Nikon. Fat chance, but we'll see how far I can push the idea.

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  11. Wise words Debbie :D)
    Wow, wow and more wow - you are driving your new lens superbly.
    Isn't it a beaut obsession to have.
    Just love your photos and your birds are magnificent xx

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  12. you are so right. we have to make ourselves happy before we can make others happy. I tell my husband that all the time.
    Your photos are gorgeous. Great shots.
    TFS. Ana

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  13. WOW!!
    Fabulous shots of both the birds and the squirrel! Joyfully awaiting my lilacs to blossom so I can join you in embracing the delightful scent!

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  14. I am so happy for you congratiulations with your new lense. You deserved it. And you are so wright. To feel happy and enjoy yourself it's a great part up to ourselfs.
    Big hugs
    marijke

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  15. Hi, glad I came across your blog, love those bird shots ! I already like your new camera !

    aligaga

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  16. A new lens! Congratulations!! Your gain is our gain. Great pics!

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  17. Congrats on the new lens! That's awesome. Looks like it's working very well for you. :)

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  18. What a great lens - you got some gorgeous pictures here. So crisp and sharp.
    No point in being miserable much better to be happy - that's what I say. Keep smiling :)))

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  19. Very nice post and beautiful pictures. Bonnie

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  20. Amazing pictures from that new lens. Oh yes,the photographer does a great job as well.Keep on having fun.

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  21. I would say you bring us a lot of joy with your photos. These are all precious!

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  22. That new lens is awesome. Great shots. Enjoy your inner joy/peace.

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  23. You know I've been waiting for the pics with the new glass! Very, very nice! I know you have to be enjoying it! The photos are fantastic!

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  24. Wow, nice clarity & color. Happiness can't be bought! Doing what makes you happy with the person who makes you happy is the key. You've unlocked the mystery.

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  25. Very glad to see your Nikon is back and being put to good use. That new lens seems awesome. Your bird pictures today are fantastic. You are right about being responsible for our own happiness, have a great day.

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  26. Fantastic photographs. I am greeting

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  27. I love your pictures of the birds and squirrl today. Camera's are amazing. You are inspiring me to go out and take a picture or two. I think that being in nature helps so much when one is down. I have felt down; but this helped me rethink a few things.

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  28. You made my joy by seeing these fantastic photos - boy you sure do know how to use that camera! Did your boys grow up and move out? sandie

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  29. Oh I so understand this post. You make me happy. I miss my girls too but I find happiness everywhere and it is up to people to make their own happiness. I love your outlook it is so true. Awesome pics.
    HUGS B

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  30. Your photos are absolutely stunning! I love the way you gently blurred the image around the birds!

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  31. Wonderful images. I love the Blue Jays and Cardinals. Congrats on that new lens.

    The Lilac is lovely. There is a series of Lilac photo's on my blog today if you'd like to check them out.

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  32. Wonderful images. I love the Blue Jays and Cardinals. Congrats on that new lens.

    The Lilac is lovely. There is a series of Lilac photo's on my blog today if you'd like to check them out.

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  33. Your photos are fabulous....another one added to my lens list!

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