Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Still Here!

I know its been quite awhile since my last post. Got caught up with getting everything ready for Christmas and family arriving. Then I've had a setback with chronic neck pain since about Christmas Eve. I believe to much sewing did it. So I've been making trips to my chiropractor several times a week. I am slowly getting back to normal. Very frustrating to not be able to be in my normal creating mode. I can only do a little, then have to take a break with my ice pack on my neck.

I've managed to create a few new necklaces in my Red Oak Images etsy shop

I received a new camera lens from my sweet hubby for Christmas. I did manage to get some amazing shots before the problem with my neck happened. 

This amazing buck was in mine and my next door neighbors yard for a whole afternoon chasing away another smaller buck from his girlfriend. Isn't he magnificent! It was the most amazing thing to see this happening in my yard! Over the past 5 years of seeing deer in our area, this was a first to see a couple of bucks! Surely made my day!!!!

Here he is about 6 feet away from me through our living room window. He was between our house and the neighbors house. You think we lived out in the country with how many deer we have. We live in a residential area!!! If you look close you can see a little bit of cracked corn stuck to this guy's nose. I had just put some out for him to eat. He loved it!

And here are a few bird pics I captured with my new lens.

Tufted Titmouse

Pair of Carolina Wrens 

Female Northern Cardinal

Red - breasted Nuthatch

And can't forget my squirrels friends!

Gray Squirrel

And my favorite Black Squirrel 



  1. I'm so sorry to read about your neck; that is very painful. :( Hope you continue to feel better each day. What gorgeous photos! That buck is magnificent! I have never seen a black squirrel before ~ so pretty! Thank you for sharing such great photos and feel better soon! xxx

    1. Thanks Susan on the get well wishes! I just have to pace myself for the time being :)


  2. I cannot sit at the machine for too long, but I did get a nice office chair, so that makes it easier to sit. I usually do some machine work and at night I work on hand projects while I watch tv, good to split it up when we can.

    Love the photos, really nice shots. What lens did you get? I was looking at a 400 zoom, waiting for more of a price drop;)


    1. Debbie, The lens I got is a Tamron 70 - 200mm F/2.8, it's huge and a little heavy. Best to use a tripod with it. I just love the photos I've taken so far with it!


  3. I got compliments on all 3 of my necklaces that I got from you.
    Love all of your nature photos.
    Take care of your neck, I know how frustrating that can be.