FF – I heart Foto Friday 12

Just like last Friday, here are my favorite photos of the week for Foto Friday 12. While I don’t plan to turn Fandom Fridays into Foto Fridays exclusively, for the time being, this is a great way to share some of the gazillion pictures I’ve been taking with my new camera. While I decided some weeks ago to limit myself to seven pictures, this week I couldn’t help myself, so here are fourteen of my favorite shots from the past week (with one bonus, blurry shot of a bird “first” for me).

Now, on to the photos – these were all taken between May 21st to May 27th.

What's the buzz?

What’s the buzz?

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a lilac tree

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a lilac tree

Mr. Crow, with a green leaf valentine

Mr. Crow, with a green leaf valentine

Not roses, but one of my favorite things.

Not roses, but one of my favorite things.

Woodpecker blending into the scenery

Woodpecker blending into the scenery

Future strawberry

Future strawberry

Hawk riding the contrails

Hawk riding the contrails

Turkey vulture chasing the contrails

Turkey vulture chasing the contrails

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Jack-in-the-pulpit

After the storm

Stormy Sky

Contemplative Downy Woodpecker

Contemplative Downy Woodpecker

Surprise guest under the water bowl

Surprise guest under the water bowl

Meadow hawkweeds,

Meadow Hawkweed

One last wish

One last wish

Bonus photo – On Wednesday, Cailli saw one of our resident turkeys out at the eatery, and told me to look. I did, but quickly noticed there was also an Indigo Bunting sitting pretty on one of my feeder poles! I saw him briefly last week, and had been hoping he’d come back. Needless to say, just as I got the camera focused, he flew off to a distant shady tree! ARGH! I still managed this sadly blurry shot – hoping he shows up again soon, and third time turns out to be the charm!

Foto Friday 12 Blurry Indigo Bunting - my first!

Blurry Indigo Bunting – my first!

Feel free to shout out!