Monday, October 13, 2014

Thankful

My aunt's surgery was a resounding success! The only pain she has is from the incision site which is temporary. We are so thankful to God for answering our prayers, and for the dedicated family and friends who offered prayers on her behalf. Thank you, my dear blogging friends, for your kind words and prayers. Now if we could just get my dad's wife out of the hospital! Oy vey. Always something going on. I am so thankful to be back home to take care of my family when they need me. Please be patient as I try to hobble along and visit your blogs.

Needless to say I have not had time to get out with my camera, so I went back to earlier in the year and found images that I hadn't yet edited or posted. Without further delay, here they are.
American Goldfinch, Jan 2014

White-throated Sparrow, March 2014

Red-bellied Woodpecker, April 2014

Indigo Bunting, April 2014

Blue Grosbeak, April 2014

Leucy the Leucistic Cardinal, April 2014
Sharing with Anni at

And also Stewart at
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46 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

Glad to hear all went well with your aunt's surgery! Hope your dad's wife is soon out of the hospital as well. Beautiful photos of the birds!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hi Gail!!! SO so glad to hear about your aunt! Love all of these photos - especially the indigo bunting :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This good report made me smile today!! I always love the positive times in life. Happy for her, and happy that you're happy...being back home and able to share such beauties with us!!

Laura said...

What wonderful news about your aunt's surgery.
What a blessing for her and your whole family.

Enjoyed seeing you beautiful photos-
you are so talented.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Yea for that good news.

I love all those shots. Could never pick a fav

Happy Monday

Irma said...

Good to hear that things are improving with your aunt, and this operation is successful.
The photos are absolutely perfect again.
I wish you a good week.

Shug said...

Thankful for your aunt's great news. What is it that they say? "When it rains, it pours!" Hoping all is well with your dad's wife and that she will be home in no time at all. Sweet photos for this rainy day.
hugs Gail.
shug

Roan said...

I'm glad to hear your Aunt is doing well. These are all beautiful, but I especailly like the leucistic cardinal. We don't see these around here.

ladyfi said...

So glad to hear that your aunt's operation was a success.

Lovely bird shots!

rainfield61 said...

Birds are sweet, news is good.

bailey-road.com said...

Good news about your aunt. The birds are all beautiful!

bas van Es said...

wat een geweldig mooie kleuren hebben ze.

EG CameraGirl said...

What wonderful shots to have in your archives!

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful news about your Aunt, Gail! and I hope your dad's wife is out very soon. The hospital is never a good, or particularly safe, place to be :( Great shots of these - enjoyed having you for my lunch pal today :) Blessings.

TexWisGirl said...

a backlogged bevy of beauties, here! :)

so happy your aunt's surgery went SO well! awesome! hoping your step-mother can get better, soon!

Anni said...

I'm back to send along my thanks for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

By the way, anytime you make it over to my area, I'd be happy to go birdin' with you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good news ... and may it continue.

Thanks for letting us know and for sharing your birds which are always wonderful-- always!!!

you-wee because said...

Hi Gail,

thanks for the good news about your aunt's surgery!

And your great photos of the sweet Louisiana birdies are an appropriate way to express / support this good message with a positive picture!
I'm a great fan of your style of photography!
Regards from Germany, Uwe.

Karen said...

I am SO glad things turned out well for your aunt! I have Trigeminal Neuralgia as a result of Multiple Sclerosis, and it causes excruciating pain. I am not a candidate for the surgery.
Your photos are absolutely fabulous Gail, love that cardinal!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So happy to hear about your aunt! I hope she has a smooth recovery.

You truly have a talent with birds! Don't forget to email me about the notecards - I would love to buy a couple :-)

Barbara Shallue said...

I am such a sucker for those blue-feathered birds. Gorgeous shots! I did a quick catch-up and I'm so glad your aunt came through her surgery okay, plus I love your Billy Bass! Great catch and what a sweet gesture by your dad!

Donna said...

I am so happy to hear this news Gail..and your photos bring back memories of lovely birds...we just had a visit from the White-Throated Sparrows as they move South. They just dropped by for a bite to eat.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

You are so fortunate to see the Indigo Bunting.

Marie said...

Thank the good Lord for your aunt's surgery success. Hope you have good news about your Dad's wife soon too. I have to say, Gail, WHY would you leave these amazing shots un-posted for so long!!! They are incredible! I am always so impressed with your photography talent.

Felicia said...

love them all but especially the indigo and blue grosbeak.

keep encouraged.

Debbie said...

Hi Gail, I don't know how you "save" images like these....they are so amazing I would not be able to wait to share them. They really are extraordinary!!

I wanted to send you a private message on facebook but I am all messed up with that messenger update and fb would not let me. I had the same nerve cut and my surgery was not successful. Five years of trigeminal nerve pain and it's just brutal, I am so happy your aunts surgery was successful and that she is doing so well!!

Linda R said...

So Sorry to hear about your Aunt. But glad to hear shes doing OK.. I sure have missed your photos. They are amazing my friend.

Hugs~

eileeninmd said...

Great news about your Aunt, I am happy she will recover quickly.. Your birds are beautiful, lovely photos.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Excellent shots! I'm glad to hear that her surgery went well.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Catching up after a brief hiatus from blog posting and reading because of other events, Gail, but glad to read of the surgery success! Also kudos on the wonderful hummingbird closeups...simply amazingly beautiful. And, congrats on the catch which yiu will certainky always remember thanks to your dad's generous gift!

Rosie Grey said...

Oh my, what a stunning selection of photos, Gail! I'm so glad to hear about your aunt - I have to go back and catch up reading to see what has been going on in your life - sorry for being behind events all the time! All the best for your dad's wife!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh My; I just started to read this post of yours and found about her surgery went well. How wonderful, I can guess how you feel relived, Gail.

Amazing pictures of sweet girds♡♡♡ Not any one of them have I seenp:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a wonderful report you shared and I know how much your Aunt appreciated you being there to help out. Praying for you Father's wife too!!
My two favorite are the red headed woodpecker and your Indigo Bunting!! I have the Bunting on my bucket list of beautiful birds to see!! AND a white pelican!!

Betty Manousos said...

hi gail, so glad to hear that all went well with your aunt's surgery.

i'm in awe of your photos!
you're SO TALENTED!!

xo

diane b said...

The birds and the photos are fabulous. Hope you relations all recover well.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I came back to reread your post as I was diverted mid-post last evening. Happy to hear all went well with your aunt.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh those inquisitive birdies. I love their feathers so up close and personal. Thanks.

Great your Aunt is doing well. Life has all sorts of challenges huh.

Love to you dear, Gail. May all your prayers be answered in and according to God's Will. Love!

Amy Burzese said...

I am so glad to see that your aunt is doing well. Your back images are superb as usual!

DeniseinVA said...

Happy to hear your aunt is recovering nicely and wish the same for your Dad's wife. Great series of birds, all such little darlings. Have a great day!

Hilary said...

Excellent news about your aunt, Gail. May your dad's wife do well also.

Beautiful collection of feathered friends. How I love that reduced pigment cardinal.. interesting colouration. And yes, I had to look up Leucistic. ;)

Helma said...
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Helma said...

I am glad to read that the operation of your aunt went well and that she only has pain from the incision, now. I can imagine that you had to be there with the camera to go out any time, but these beautiful pictures of the birds are really great. I love the woodpecker but the other birds are fantastic. So beautiful all the colorful birds. My compliments.

BumbleVee said...

Wow ... what a great bunch of pics... I particularly love the Bunting and the amazing colours....

Good luck with all the hospital dealings...never an easy time....

Chris Rohrer said...

Stunning images and glad everything went well. One day at a time. And when things get crazy....just bird:)

Judith Gray said...

The vibrantly coloured blue birds are stunning! How lucky you are to see them.

Indrani said...

That is a very good news!
Happy for you!