All about birding

This weekend has been all about birding. One of the best things about living in the country is that you get a lot of birds just in your backyard. And I do mean A LOT!

Of course we do keep them around with lots of birdseeds, not trying to brag but I think these birds out here are the happiest in California 🙂

This weekend has also made me realize how awesome it would be to have a telephoto lens for my camera. I do have a Canon 70-300mm one but some of these birds are so skiddish that I would prefer to be at distance.

american robin
This red robin was nice enough to stnd still for a while so I could take some pictures.
black pheobe
The first time ever I’ve seen a black pheobe. Looking forward to more!

My goal is to soon get a picture of a turkey culture(a clear one at least). They are everywhere here but unfortunately I only see them when I’m driving.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend!



When adults don’t act like adults

When I decided to stop working as a nanny and instead go to school and hopefully make a better future for myself, one of the reasons for that was that I felt like I wanted to be in a more adult envoiroment as all I did was interact with kids all day.

But now after a couple of weeks in school I have to admit I’m already fed up with most of the people in my classes. I remember in elementary school we always had those kids who talked all the time in class (and I admit I did it too. A Lot!!) but when you are in a college or university setting you expect people to act a little more professional. In fact I had one of my professors this past week cut a class short because she was fed up. And I totally understand her, I wouldn’t feel enthusiastic either if I was standing in front of people talking and they didn’t even pay attention to me. The class before that, in the morning, I had two girls behind me talk while the professor was talking and I just wanted to turn around and yell YOU STUPID “##¤¤!#%&&/ SHUT UP!!!!! But I didn’t, I just sat there and grinded my teeth instead.

The next day in Art class I believe that professor had to at least once a minute tell people to be quiet and focus on the drawing. We were doing a very long study that took us two classes to finish ( mostly probably because people couldn’t keep their mouths shut so others could focus)

I think after this week I am fairly certain I don’t want to be a teacher. At least not a professor at a college…

Photo prints


I have finally decided to print some of my pictures out. I have to say it is a totally different feeling from when you just look at them on the computer. I just had this sense of, like I’ve actually been out and taken these photos. They’re mine and not some photos I bought because I thought they were pretty . It is a feeling that is very hard to describe to be honest, to actually hold physical prints of your own pictures. And they’re not just some simple point and shoot pictures. Hopefully I will be able to print some more of my pics and I will show them up here soon!

The pictures of these two, a red deer and a fallow deer, were taken in one of London’s Royal parks; Bushy Park right next to Teddington train station. They are truly magnificent animals, especially the red deer with their amazing antlers. No matter how many times I went to the park I was amazed all over again. These animals have been there since King Henry VIII’s time. It was his hunting ground and now the deer roam freely in the park.