A gray day
A gray dayYesterday was a gray and chilly day, the coldest day we have had so far. I don’t mind the occasional gray day, the solitary person in me kinda likes a gray day. As long as nothing is falling from the sky. I really wanted to find something to photograph, so the dogs and I headed up my favorite local canyon in search of something, anything. I was hoping to see some of the Stellar Jays I keep seeing up there. But I think a memo went out for all birds to be in hiding.
But the sky was cool, and the canyon is always nice. All the leaves and colors are pretty much gone now, but the canyon walls are always colorful. And bonus, as I was scanning the trees for birds, I found this heart in a tree. I have walked past this tree hundreds of times and never noticed this. Proving, that it pays off to pay close attention. As I was walking back down the canyon, this Jay stopped for just a second so I could get a picture. He was pretty far away, and moving pretty fast, but they are so beautiful. Even for a gray day, it was a wonderful walk in the afternoon. I am taking part in the Our World Tuesday blog hop. Click the photo below to see more posts.
And it turned out to be a GREAT walk…what a gorgeous bird!! LOVE the heart!! It is supposed to be nearly 60 here tomorrow…unheard of in Upstate NY in November!! We will take it! Then we probably won’t see the ground until Easter!! Enjoy your day Mary!
We feel that if you put your mind in the right mindset, any day in any place, or weather can be a good day and you can find lots of fun things to see. If you have a bad attitude, you won’t find much, though.
Despite the grey day some lovely pix there. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly
Oh the crisp days of Fall are so nice. I have my gourd bird feeder outside hanging but haven’t seen any visitors as yet. I do see little fat birdie sparrows under the eves that overhang the deck roof at night. They are very cute all fluffed up trying to keep warm. The starlings eat the chicken food. The chickens have quit laying and are molting. The garden Kale is still growing. We never made it once up the canyon this year. I am so appreciative of the pictures Mary
lovely views! and one great cooperative bird. :)
you ALWAYS find the most interesting things to photograph!
A gray day is perfect for picture taking – as these images show. My favourite is the one of the Blue Jay.
It may have been a grey day but those are fab pics!
What lovely photos. It just goes to show that beauty is always there, even if you have to look harder for it sometimes. We’ve had way too many gray days here lately though. Today we finally saw some sunshine at least!
The blue jay looks so pretty! He looks different than ones I’ve seen here, but they do always move so fast…
It’s amazing how tough gray days can be on us photographers! You found some pretty things, perhaps because you were searching through the gray! I often resort to macro photos on a gray day like today.