Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sparrows and Fences with Lavender;

     *Sparrows at the tiny local park*
Normally sparrows are too alert and agile for me to take pictures. They were kindly resting on the rock just for a while for me.  These pictures were taken at the end of last month. Whum, So-so for the first photographs of them :-)
   
      *Fences with Lavender at the city park*
These pictures were also from late June. I thought lavenders were lovely match with fences and gazebo there.  Only if I hadn't missed taking close-up shots of the lavender (^^;)



    We are having dreary and rainy days, not having clear sky day lately.
While fiddling with old pictures, I found this clear sky picture I haven't posted from this spring which we miss so long.  Although I know hot muggy summer is waiting for us in no time, I found myself waiting for the crisp blue sky like this  


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40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the sparrows turned out nicely! what a great park area, too!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots of the Sparrows in lovely surroundinds.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a lovely series of images. Starting with the cute sparrows to the lavender and fences and that gorgeous sky! Beautiful post. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Adam Jones said...

Great shots of the Sparrows, and I hope the blue skies return soon for you.

Carver said...

Great shots of the sparrows and that's a beautiful park.

Tamago said...

The photos of sparrows are wonderful! I especially love the second one - the sparrow looks so cute in grass and some flowers :-)
The gazebo and lavenders look beautiful together. I like lavenders. My hand soaps in the house are lavenders :-) Oh, I understand how much you miss the clear blue sky! I felt the same way when I was in Japan in rainy season. It's just, too much rain, too jime jime.
I hope sun will show up for you soon :-) Have a great day, Miyako san!

janiceadcock said...

Sweet little sparrows and lovely lavender.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Myako!:)You did well to capture the sparrows, I love the second image. My husband held one in his hand yesterday, as it had flown inside my studio, and he captured and rescued it. The gazebo must be a great place to look at the lavender and watch the bees, one of their favourite plants to visit.
Hope your weather improves soon!:)

Michiko Johnson said...

Dear Myako san!
The beautiful of sparrows are boy and girl? Boy's has black colars of nose...
You having rainy days soon my places
was raining all the time for more then a month.
Have a lovely day!
Michiko

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots of the sparrows.
I love the fragrance of lavender.

Linda Kay Christensen said...

Lovely pictures. You have addressed the themes beautifully.

BumbleVee said...

I love sparrows... we have a little birdie bath in the garden and they come to drink and splash.... I did manage to get a few good ones this summer...but, am looking for more and better pics....

Patrycja (photoopassion) said...

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Chris Rohrer said...

As long as there is food near people, these guys will be your best friend:) Thanks for sharing!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love the little sparrows - they are so sweet and plain, yet their song is the prettiest of all the birds! Beautiful lavender garden - so neatly laid out with pretty pavilion to sit under. I know about wet, dreary weather, living here near Seattle - we are known for our rain. When the sun finally comes out we appreciate it so much!
A hug with a little sunshine -0- xo Karen

Gail Dixon said...

I think you did a beautiful job on the sparrows portraits. Sorry for all your rain, I know that must make you have cabin fever. Beautiful sky shot with those puffy white clouds.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Cute photos of the little sparrows.
Over here often at the outdoor cafes, they often hang around to see if there are any crumbs on the floor.
The lavender park looks really pretty.
Hope you are enjoying the week dear friend.
Sending love and hugs
Carolyn

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Those sparrows indeed posed very sweetly for you; nice shots!
Oh, a lavender garden that big looks lovely and especially the way they are being planted.
Hugs to you and try to enjoy your summer days.
Mariette

Karen S. said...

Very darling birds and charming fences, and gazebo. What a beautiful park to enjoy too!

Felicia said...

the sparrows are so pretty as is the lavender and gazebo

And your sky photo is lovely Miyako.

Chandra said...

Very lovely view!
Peace :)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful shots today- thanks for sharing! I love the brilliant blue sky in the last shot! Gorgeous.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful photos of the sparrows!! Such sweet little birds! And the beautiful blue skies in your last shot is perfect for the day! I hope you have a lovely weekend, Miyako!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those little sparrows look adorable. Great characters. A scenic series of photos. And love your billowing white cloud in the last photo.

Photo Cache said...

nice photos. in general i find birds a tough subject to photograph.

carol l mckenna said...

Darling sparrow photos and lovely sky shot for SWF ~ thank Miyako ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Karen said...

Cute little sparrows, a lovely park and a beautiful blue sky!

Tanya Breese said...

cute little birds and i love that lavender!

ladyfi said...

This is a lovely series of shots! Have a great weekend.

trishie said...

Dear Miyako, how lovely that you managed to photograph the sparrows so beautiful. I find it so challenging to do that with birds and animals. I hope you'll get a beautiful day with clear blue skies soon.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love the lavender and gazebo. The sparrows are so sweet!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, thank you for sharing your cute sparrows with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

Ileana said...

The sparrows are so pretty! Beautiful pictures! Have a nice weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The sparrows are so cute. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs from Finland!

Indrani said...

Friendly sparrows! You got great captures.

Carole M. said...

nice to pick up your photos of the humble sparrow; something I do not see here. I think the native miners chased them all away, like they do many birds unfortunately. Weather here too is grey, cold, windy ....sunny skies should prevail some time in the near future for us both

Anni said...

I'll take your rainy days here please!!!

Love the sparrow photos...they're such a flighty, cute bird!!

Thanks for linking up this weekend!!

retriever said...

Hello Myako, wonderfull fotos,
Greeting from Belgium,Tomorrow it is National Day in Belgium

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Pearl said...

sweet sparrow pictures!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Sweet little birds and peaceful garden.