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Hydrangea & Birdhouse

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

"There is no such thing as an acceptable level of unemployment, because hunger is not acceptable, poverty is not acceptable, poor health is not acceptable, and a ruined life is not acceptable."

- Hubert Humphrey,
U.S. vice president 1965-1969

NIKON D700 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 400 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

Vanilla Wine from Las Vegas, United States

Colorful and lively shot

30 Jul 2009 5:26am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Stunning composition, and a very beautiful place in the garden. I love hydrangea but they do not grow here. I really like this image.

30 Jul 2009 5:45am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb; they are all shriveled up from the heat (no amount of water would save them).

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Can't wait to see the birds it will attract.

30 Jul 2009 5:47am

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Lovely place for the birds (and the human :))

30 Jul 2009 5:57am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Love your capture of hydrangeas in the garden. Odd, I was out shooting them today, too.

30 Jul 2009 6:38am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

A lovely capture, with a lot of sweetness of nature. kisses

30 Jul 2009 8:50am

@Peggy M.: Merci, dear Peggy.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice compositin with nice colors.

30 Jul 2009 8:55am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Lovely shot
well done

30 Jul 2009 10:06am

@Fade ToBLACK: Thank you. The people of Iran are in my thoughts and prayers.

zOOm from Paris, France

Is there someone in ? What a lovely adress Jack ! ;-)

30 Jul 2009 10:10am

@zOOm: Merci, my dear.

Ninni from Sweden

Nice environment for a bird to live in:)
A lovely place...and photo

30 Jul 2009 10:47am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Gorgeous garden. I have a hydrangea, but it never blooms.

30 Jul 2009 11:19am

@Lesley: That's sad. We had lots of them in Sequim.

PATRICK from miramas, France


30 Jul 2009 11:42am

"...م.ر.گ..."...M.R.G..." from Tehran, Iran

nice colors

30 Jul 2009 12:01pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A quiet and beautiful corner in the garden !

30 Jul 2009 2:02pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A Touch of magic Jack, fabulous :)

30 Jul 2009 2:07pm

Hamid Rafiee from Iran

great sturation for green and great framing.

30 Jul 2009 2:50pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Looks like a very lush green space.

30 Jul 2009 2:54pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

That lucky bird has a nicer view then most of us ;) Beautiful and soothing photo.

30 Jul 2009 3:08pm

@Monique: Thank you, Monique.

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Beautiful views for the birds!

30 Jul 2009 3:23pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice capture ,jack !!
friendships !

30 Jul 2009 3:33pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Avoir un petit nid douillet dans un si bel environnement, ils sont gâtés les petits oiseaux !!! J'aime la couleur intense des verts.

30 Jul 2009 4:22pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Beautiful, if this is your back yard, then you are quite lucky and so is any bird family who rents there!

30 Jul 2009 5:04pm

@Denise: Not only do they get free rent but free food as well!!

Ajay from Pune, India

Oh dear... last time saw the bird house was so many years ago. You've refreshed my memories, Jack.

30 Jul 2009 5:59pm

Cricket-Tammy from Somewhere in the, United States

What a place to be standing. There is something so calming about a bird house. Nice capture Jack!

30 Jul 2009 6:26pm

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful garden shot.

30 Jul 2009 6:36pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a tree! Love the composition and colours!

30 Jul 2009 7:07pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Beautiful flowers

30 Jul 2009 8:08pm

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

nice texture of the skin of the tree. is this a nest for a bird?

nice shot

30 Jul 2009 10:02pm

@Vanilla Wine: To be honest, I don't think that any birds are using it right now; we keep hoping.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Lovely garden shot Jack.....hope someone moves into the house soon!!

30 Jul 2009 10:16pm

@Susan: Thanks; you must be back!!

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful & lush!
Your quote today is very thought provoking and so true in my mind...
For one, it makes me glad that I have good, steady employment. And also- I am reminded how many of us do not, right now...I have so much food in my pantry, I think it is time for a trip to the food bank. :)

30 Jul 2009 11:35pm

rA from 大连(Dalian), China

very nice picture you present!

31 Jul 2009 1:43am

@rA: Thank you.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Beautiful. The colours are stunning and the hydrangeas in the foreground are beautiful.

31 Jul 2009 3:36am

@khadi: Thank you.

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

great capture

31 Jul 2009 9:47am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool composition.

31 Jul 2009 4:09pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Beautiful! Your backyard, right? What a lovely escape. And I love the Hubert Humphrey quote, Jack!

31 Jul 2009 7:38pm

@Claudia: It's in the southeast area of our property, right outside of the window where I sit in my recliner (see tomorrow's shot and the response to Karine).

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Beautifully framed with excellent exposure and colour. Nice one! :)

1 Aug 2009 11:38pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I'm catching up on your blog. Seems you have a lovely garden!

5 Aug 2009 3:06pm

@Anita: Our house is surrounded by incredible flowers. There is wave after wave of bloom.