Meet the Finches (Gold, that is!)

I mentioned here before that I had purchased a special Finch “feeder” that is actually a special “sock” fabric with holes just large enough for the birds to get the Niger Seed out without spilling it on the ground.

 I placed that feeder right next to the feeder that I have black oil sunflower seeds in…..and I waited. And waited. Finally, Goldfinches seem to have appeared from nowhere! But…alas….they gleefully lodged themselves in the regular feeder to fill their little bellies.



Mrs. Finch at the “Finch-feeder”!

Note: Mrs. Finch appeared and heartily ate at the “sock”. She was seemingly very unchallenged by our presence…she rarely flew away if I moved inside the house. The male finches, however, were another story. They seem far more timid!


 You have no idea how much time I wasted consumed, sitting quietly on the hearth, camera mounted atop my monopod, wired to my remote shutter release in my sweaty, anxiety-ridden palm! When the mister appeared, I think I must have taken 3 million photos!

However, my very favorite photo of all, regarding the Finches has got to be this one. It is such a favorite, I have titled it!




Exploring in the Hills

On Sunday, I needed to run down to the village of Naples to grab some produce…there is a small roadside business that sells flowers for the garden, baked goods, and fresh produce. I love their produce as it is fresh and the prices are very moderate compared to the grocery store.

As I wandered down the steep hill leading into Naples, I saw *them*…..Those grand behemoth towers that have caused normal peaceable people to turn into very upset folks….or, very happy folks…

You must remember that I suffer from the “Wanderlust” affliction, and as such, there was no way I could keep the truck from wandering into the hills to have a better look-see at the towers. I will make no statements regarding these generators, as I have made my own personal feelings known here in the past. Rather, I will show the towers in their various states of installation and also some photos from the hills where they stand…