Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy February!  Just when I as thinking 'we are having a mild winter', February reared its ugly head and reminded me that it's still winter in New England! ;)  The day after I took this shot, we got hammered with another 10 inches!

But the previously mentioned mild winter, has made for some fun winter birding!  And on that note, because I've been posting just as much about birds as I have about beads, I decided to slightly rebrand my blog to include birds too! hee-hee

So back to the birds!  A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to pick up a new camera that is popular for its amazing optic zoom.  This camera does not disappoint!

The Canon Powershot SX60 16.1MP Digital Camera 65x Optical Zoom Lens 3-inch LCD Tilt Screen (Black) optic zoom is not to be reckoned with!!  I mean seriously people, this is a point & shoot, or as some people say, a 'bridge' camera...because it has some features and settings similar to a DSLR, but this camera totally rocks as soon as you take it out of the box!

So here are a few shots I got the first day I used it:

Earlier this week I checked out an area near my home, where last year I located a great horned owl couple that was nesting.  They are back!  Here is the camera view when I first got to the site:

See those little circles?  The one on the left is the nesting hen (uncropped)!

The one on the right is the male owl roosting near by!!!! (Also uncropped!)

Can you believe it!?!? I hardly can!  Here are a couple of moon shots recently snapped by the amazing Canon Powershot SX60:

I couldnt' be happier with this camera.

So when I'm not working, or looking for birds, I have also been beading!
Some earrings here & there....

Here are a few snaps of one half of a heart pattern by Gwen Fisher:

And I came across this pattern via Bead&Button and am still working it!  Seems I need to get started on Valentine's day hearts a little sooner than a few days before Valentine's day!

And when Im not beading, or birding, or working, I'm still having tons of fun playing Pokemon Go with my son.

This fun game even inspired me to create this Pikachu bracelet pattern!

Finally - I'll leave you with a few snaps from my work over the past few weeks!

Stay tuned for another post soon.  I am excited to participate in the  2017 Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP) this year! I can't wait to see and post what my BSBP partner sends along!



  1. wow! those photos are amazing!! I have a similar Canon but a DSLR, and I clearly have no idea how to work the thing as my pics are no where near yours?! what fun earrings - and love those peyote hoops

  2. Those pics are great. I need a new camera already....I think I've worn out my Rebel T3i. It's not taking good pics anymore at all. I would love to see an owl in the wild....I have no idea where to look.

  3. Oh my gosh, Amy, I adoooore those owl photos. There is something about their sweet faces combined with their hoots that make them one of my very favorite species. And your new camera is pretty darn spiffy but I think the photographer has something to do with it too. As for that 10-inch+ snowfall, I would miss that for about a day especially the shoveling part.


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