Crab Cakes, Hummingbirds, Dogs, and Chickens

It was a pleasant day for me.  I am improving a good bit this week. I’m not kidding; I judge my progress on how many trips to the toilet I take, before lunch, and for the whole day.  Today I was trying to remember yesterday’s and the day before tally.  Then I had to laugh at myself for wishing I had kept a poop diary.  I do need to get out more.

Daughter Kathy brought Andy’s brother Paul to visit.  Paul’s health is poor, so we kept our distance from each other. As soon as we arrived, we drove two cars to Stoney’s Seafood House in Broome’s Island for crab cakes. I was celebrating having the confidence to drive that far from home.  It was a beautiful day to be at the water’s edge.

The last time we went to Stoney’s, all were disappointed in the crab cakes.  We were all pleased today.  This is my Baby Cake, more than enough to eat.

b Stoney's Baby Cake
Stoney’s Baby Cake

Here is Paul.

b Paul at Stoney's
Paul at Stoney’s

Kathy sat with her back to the view.

b Kathy at Stoney's
Kathy at Stoney’s

After eating, we went back to sister Barbara’s house and sat on the back deck. The dogs were most anxious for attention.  Oscar has a habit of jumping on a lap with no warning. Sometimes you get dog snout in your face if you are not prepared for his leap.

b Paul and Andy with Oscar
Andy with a Lap Full of Oscar

Not to be left out, Bella tried to climb onto brother-in-law Tom’s lap.

b Tom Getting a Kiss from Bella
Tom Getting a Kiss from Bella

This is Tom without a dog in his face.

b Tom
Tom

I have never tried to take pictures of hummingbirds before, thinking my camera is not fast enough. I got a few that were mostly in focus. Although that last one is rather strange.

b Hummingbird 1

b Hummingbird 2

b Hummingbird 3

b Hummingbird at Feeder

The deck has several pots of petunias and the hummingbirds visit them as much as the feeder.

b Petunias

Here is most of Barbara’s flock of chickens.  One small one has been sitting on the nest for days.

b Flock of Chickens

This new brown one has the most interesting feather patterns on her neck.

b New Chicken in Flock

This is not the best picture; she wouldn’t hold still for me.  I’ll try again later.

b Chicken Neck

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17 thoughts on “Crab Cakes, Hummingbirds, Dogs, and Chickens

  1. M. L. Kappa June 26, 2016 / 3:02 am

    Glad to see you’re finally getting better, Dinata, and I love those hummingbird photos! Btw, none of my business, but should you be eating those crab cakes etc while you’re still not 100%?

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    • Dinata Misovec June 26, 2016 / 3:49 pm

      I gave the crab cakes a second thought, then ordered them anyway. So far I haven’t noticed any extra adverse effects!

      I was pleased with the hummingbirds too, especially the weird blur of a bird. I am encouraged to try for some more when there are not so many people sitting (and moving) around the table.

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  2. Alexis Chateau June 26, 2016 / 4:13 am

    I would think a hummingbird is one of the most difficult animals to photograph. Kudos to you for landing the shot. Makes me want to give it a try now!

    And heads-up, typo in the first word of the blog post.

    All the best!

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    • Dinata Misovec June 26, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks for the typo catch. That is one I make all the time; must not be hitting the T hard enough.

      And, I was pleasantly surprised that I got as many hummingbird shots as I did. I probably took about thirty. Good thing it’s digital.

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      • Alexis Chateau June 26, 2016 / 3:31 pm

        Yeah, that’s great. I remember trying to get a good shot of bees and having a hard time. I can just imagine the hummingbirds.

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  3. willowdot21 June 26, 2016 / 7:06 am

    So glad that you are improving , fabulous photos!!

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  4. Frank Wilmer June 26, 2016 / 7:48 am

    wow…..glad you are on the mend! jane

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Dinata Misovec June 26, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Jane. I need to get over it quick. Andy and I are both getting cabin fever.

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  5. Bernadette June 26, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Happy to hear that you are on the mend. Personally, I think hummingbird photos are great although I agree with you the last one is a little strange.

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    • Dinata Misovec June 29, 2016 / 10:15 am

      I like the weird hummingbird picture too. I think it looks like some style of art, but can’t decide which one. You know, if Picasso painted a hummingbird, would it look like this?

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  6. Kev June 28, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Nice one… love the pics! ☺

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    • Dinata Misovec June 29, 2016 / 10:13 am

      Thank you. It’s not my usual kind of post, but the most exciting day I have had all month!

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      • Kev June 29, 2016 / 1:00 pm

        Excellent!

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  7. milliethom July 17, 2016 / 7:04 am

    How great to be able to see a hummingbird. I’ve only ever seen them on TV. Good news that you’re feeling so much better. Happier days ahead. Lovely photos and a nice uplifting and ‘hopeful’ post.

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    • Dinata Misovec July 21, 2016 / 12:22 am

      When you hand out plenty of hummingbird feeders here, you will get plenty of hummingbirds. They are amazing little things; acrobatic, very fast, they hover, and they are ferocious fighters chasing each other away from the feeder. They will hover right in front of your face if you are sitting still.

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