Thursday Favorite Things 195

Happy summer! Hope yours is going to be a relaxing one, whether you’re going on a vacation or planning a staycation. Mine will be somewhat busy. A granddaughter due in few weeks, a grandniece/nephew a month later, several birthdays to celebrate, home improvement projects to tackle, and a two-week trip back home. I’m going by myself this time and am just a little bit nervous about it.

I still find time to relax and do what I like. I find that photographing nature relieves stress. It is even better if you don’t have to leave the comfort of your chair in order to do that. That is exactly how I took a photo of this Cooper’s hawk: from a chair in my sun room. He’s been returning to our yard for few days in a row, causing all the smaller birds to squawk and mob the predator or to simply disappear. This was my first time seeing a Cooper’s and in birding lingo that is called a lifer. Because of him, the barn swallows circled above our house – another lifer for me. Yay! I need to start a running list of all bird species I see. There are sooo many! I never knew how many different sparrows there are, not to mention the other birds.

Cooper's hawk-All that's Jas

 

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  4. Reply
    Leovi
    June 26, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Congratulations to this lovely frame, very pretty bird !!

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      allthatsjas
      June 26, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Thanks you very much, Leovi! Have a great weekend 🙂

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    My Rose Colored Shades
    June 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    It sounds like you’re a good busy for the most part. So many births, what a blessing! And that is an amazing picture of the hawk.

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      allthatsjas
      June 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Yes, it is a good kind of busy! Counting my blessings. Thanks for stopping in and have a glorious weekend!

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    Ann GrubbsnCritters
    June 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    You must be really excited with several newborns coming your way! And lots of things to keep you busy as well, I hope you find some time to wind down. Another beautiful birdie shot there. Visiting or there’s a nest nearby? And congratulations, Jas with the impending arrival of newborns in your family! 🙂

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      allthatsjas
      June 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Hi, Ann! Yes, yes I am! We already have three newborns this year (there must have been something in the water, lol) and two more to arrive. 😀 Thank you so much for visiting and linking up with us! Have a blessed weekend!

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        Ann GrubbsnCritters
        June 27, 2015 at 8:52 am

        And to you, too! 🙂

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          allthatsjas
          June 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

          😀

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    Lou Lou Girls
    June 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Hello gorgeous! I’m always so excited to come and party with you! Thank you for the party. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party. Lou Lou Girls

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    April Tuell
    June 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    It sounds like you certainly have a busy summer ahead of you. Congrats on your soon to be grandchild. Is it your first? You captured a beautiful shot of the hawk. I used to love hawks and how pretty they are, but after we had one help destroy our chicken flock, along with raccoon’s and foxes, I can’y stand them any more. 🙁 Thanks for hosting Jas, and have a great weekend.

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      allthatsjas
      June 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

      Oh, April, I feel your pain, darn bird!
      This baby will be my second granddaughter. My first, Ava (Avelyn), will turn three in August and I also have two step-granddaughters. Check out my about page, you will feel like you’ve known me for years, lol. I’m an open book 🙂 Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!

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    Joy @ Yesterfood
    June 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Jas, your hawk is stunning. I can see where he would make the other birds nervous. I hope he is behaving himself! 🙂 And I hope you have a wonderful trip back home- I’m looking forward to pictures. 🙂 Thank you for the party!

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      allthatsjas
      June 25, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Thank you, Joy, and thanks for linking up with us every week. We love to have you! Hope your day is a wonderful one!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    June 25, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Summer is always a busy time trying to get in everything you have on your honey do list and just for fun list. Photography of nature and wildlife is a super peaceful and relaxing activity almost as good as meditation and you take the most amazing photos it is relaxing for me to view too. Just a wee bit of humor for you. In local HK news that there has been loads of rain, mudslides, and of course wild boars near the local ParknShop by the grocery store just down the street. I am shocked that little guy is not in someones wok or hot pot yet. LOL

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      allthatsjas
      June 25, 2015 at 8:41 am

      OMG, lol. Poor little boar, that would be tragic. Our breaking news is that there are black bears (a mom and her cub) spotted traveling across northern Indiana. Eek!
      I’m glad you enjoy my photos! 🙂 I wish I knew how to meditate, but I’m easily distracted and can’t sit still.

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    Jasna
    June 24, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Puno lijepih dogadjaja ti je u planu. Sretno sa realizacijom!

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      allthatsjas
      June 25, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Hvala, Jasna, od srca 😀

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