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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - Good Omen


This little sweetie the color of happiness landed outside my kitchen window this morning. I'm calling it a good omen because right afterwards I successfully installed a new modem on my computer without any geek squad assistance. Hopefully this will resolve several weeks of DSL/Internet connection problems that I've been having. Sorry I haven't been able to get around to visit you lately. Will remedy that real soon if computer problems remain fixed. Oh, about bird ID - this is the first time I've seen this beauty since starting to notice and try to photograph birds. Haven't spent a lot of time trying to ID "Sunshine", but will guess American Goldfinch? Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday .

9 comments:

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Love your shots. I hadn't noticed these until one landed on my purple flower right at my deck door last year. I believe the babies are visiting this year. Don't you just adore their bright color? I sure do enJOY them.

TexWisGirl said...

yup! a spot of gold. :)

mick said...

Beautiful bird - I could do with some "sunshine" outside my window right now!

eileeninmd said...

I love the sweet Goldies, nice visitor. I hope you computer problems are fixed, have a happy week ahead!

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

that is what i would guess - male for sure.

hope things work out for your computer. have a great week. ( :

Brian King said...

Haven't seen any goldfinches since we took the feeders down. Their spring/summer plumage is gorgeous!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

It's a beautiful bird. The colour is so happy.

Carole M. said...

Fay isn't that a real buzz, not only seeing that beautiful goldfinch in your garden - I agree 'happiness' and 'sunshine' 'cheery' when I see yellow birds featured. Well done with your computer issues!