This is off topic so if you come back for the next one, I understand.
We made a quick trip to Bumpus Mills, Tennessee this week, 8 hours down, 35 hours there, and 8 hours back. Ah, the things we do for love and family.
While down there, I got a chance to sit a spell on the rocking chair and let the breeze cool me down from the blast furnace that is the Midwest US these days.
Up in the Tennessee hills, away from the highways, you can hear the trees, the insects and the birds. And if you sit quietly, you may even see something you've never seen before.
Now I've seen Goldfinches, but these were fluttering so close, you could hear their wing beats.
Then they were joined, first by a Tufted Titmouse....
and then by a house finch.
And I've seen deer, though not this close.
But what I have never personally seen is an Indigo bunting. The first hints were blue smudges flitting about the first evening we were there. Early the next morning I managed to capture a few images. A little bigger than the goldfinch, this brilliant blue bird was a thrill for me to see.
Off topic but I hope you enjoyed it.
Until next time, Keep Digging & Eat Well!
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