Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Grumpy Ol'...

 Grumpy Old Man (or woman)

I confess this is from my archives as I have not been out birding for  a couple of weeks. My husband is home from the hospital, yes, but there are myriad jobs we need to accomplish before we can play (YUCK!)...

 Still grumpy

Get oil change for the car, purchase new cell phone, go to doctor's appointment, wait for home-care nurse to check in, be there for physio at home... it goes on and on! But my husband is HOME from hospital! That's the bright spot.

I AM smiling!!!

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

53 comments:

Andy said...

Keep on smiling Camera Girl.

Revrunner said...

That's the spirit! :-)

cieldequimper said...

Lol, excellent post EG! Yes life can get a bit complicated but the main thing is that he's home! :-)

Susan said...

Brilliant news that your hubby is home.
I just love Grumpy Old Bird's demeanour... says it all.
Chin up and have a good week :D)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOL...that last caption, I'm glad to see it 'smile'.

Just remember to breathe and take a time out now and then with your busy days.

Love the great blue heron...they always remind me of a lawn ornament when they barely move.


PS......actually we have 5 doves...the ground dove and the eurasian collared dove are also in the area, but very very scarce.

Buttons said...

That is the good news the birds will keep flying and sitting waiting for you to capture them at their best like always. It is going to get easier. Yeah he is home. Hug B

William Kendall said...

Good that he is home.

A splendid bird!

Sandra said...

he really does look very grumpy. maybe the fish were not biting.. LOL and you do have a lot to do, but that has to be better than visits to the hospital. so glad he is home with you...

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Keep smiling, things could be a lot worse. The birds will still be there when you are ready to go back to watching them.

Stephanie said...

I love thr blue heron. He or she is still a beautiful bird despite its age.

TexWisGirl said...

i am SO glad - for both of you!

and i love when the herons or egrets look so curmudgeonly. :)

Tanya Breese said...

hang in there! it'll all get done!

Malyss said...

I'm sure that the fact to be home will help your hubby to get better and better.
Yur grumpy bird is funny and yet beautiful in its own way !

Halcyon said...

I am smiling at your fantastic bird shots. And I am so glad for both of you that your husband is home. Hope his full recovery is speedy! (I think being at home helps)

Frank said...

Glad to hear that your hubby is home.

Great views of the Heron.

Lisa Gordon said...

Yup, he definitely looks grumpy, but what a beautiful bird! And once again, let me just say how happy I am that your husband is home from the hospital. xo.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm so glad he's home. You take it easy, too.
Hubby goes in for a procedure TH, and a new treatment plan, maybe an operation. It's terribly stressful, isn't it?
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He does look grumpy, doesn't he? lol! Nice shots! Great news that your hubby is home!

Small City Scenes said...

I am so glad your husband is home and yes now the work begins. BUT he is home!!!! YAY for both of you.
The old Heron does look a bit grumpy and ruffled. MB

Pamela Gordon said...

Notice when the heron lifted it's head it's no longer grumpy looking? Great photos. I'm so happy for you and your husband. Blessings.

Gail Dixon said...

Yay! Happy to hear your hubby is home with you finally. Before you know it y'all will be birding and having fun again. LOVE your images of the GBH. That is one handsome bird.

Karen said...

Marvellous shots of grumpy!

see you there! said...

Great Grumpy! I am smiling right along with you about the hubby being home. Lots of work but he's come so far.

Darla

RedPat said...

Even the bird looks like it has been run off its feet! Organizing all those home care things takes so much energy so I wish you luck.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great photos. Hang in there. Things could always be worse. Just take on one thing at a time. Struggling with Blogger problems these last two days and trying to catch up.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Yes, he looks grumpy. I'm so happy your hubby is home again.

Linda W. said...

Lovely heron shots! Despite all the inconveniences, I'll bet you're glad to have your hubby home.

Janie said...

I'm so glad your husband is home again. That's the great news. With luck and persistence, surely you will both be out playing again soon.
Great pics of the bird (heron?) He does look a bit grumpy with his feathers sticking out.

Andrea Priebe said...

And they say that birds don't have any emotions. I think you just proved them wrong ... especially with that little bit of a smile at the end. It is as if he knew you were smiling because your husband was finally home. Best to you both ... soon things will be back to normal.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Taken For Granted said...

That Great Blue Heron might not be grumpy. It might just be hungry. Happy to hear your husband is home recovering. Work at your tasks list slowly and all with get done. Hang in there.

eileeninmd said...

It is so nice for you and your hubby now he is home from the hospital..Birding would be much more fun than some other jobs you need to do..Have a happy week!

NatureFootstep said...

love your grumpy ol`. And happy your husband is home. That is how life is. Sometimes we get busy. :) Birds will still be there when it calms down.

Carole M. said...

yes; is certainly looking out of sorts

bettyl-NZ said...

These guys always look grumpy! Great shot. I don't know what happened to your Hubby (I looked through your archive titles but didn't find anything) but I will be praying for you all.

Cloudia said...

Glad he is on the mend. Whistle while you work, Dear! The birds do



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Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He does look a little grumpy.

Lowell said...

These are some of your best bird shots! Quite fantastic.

Sometimes it seems the little things never end, but you can handle them when the big things fall into place!

Roan said...

The perfect title!

Blackberry Lane said...

Glad to hear your husband is home.

Thanks for sharing these pics.

Randy said...

Some need their feathers fluffed.

Tammie Lee said...

so happy for you and your husband with him being home.

no matter when you took these photos, they are wonderful.

may all your chores go with grace so that you can play and play.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI EG I am so pleased that your hubby is home even though it is is a lot of work for you. It will get better. Now these shots of Grumpy are fabulous. Keep smiling.

orchid Miyako said...

Hello EG; Oh, how great to hear that your husband can be home with you♡♡♡
I could easily guess that it means heavy loads on your shoulders as well but I hope you can enjoy your time with him.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Modesto Viegas said...

GREAT SHOTS !!!!!

Marie said...

Too cute! He/she DOES look grumpy! :-)

Jack said...

This is a very funny series to accompany your good news that your husband is back home. Yes, you will still have lots to do, but things are starting to turn up. Good luck to both of you.

kelley jensen said...

I'm so glad your husband is at home! Your archived pictures will serve us well while you get him settled.

Stuart said...

What a fabulous bird and what fabulous shots of him ! Glad to hear the good news and you can stop hanging out in hospitals.

Kathy said...

He does look like an old grouch. But beautiful nonetheless! I know your glad to have your guy at home after such a long hospital stay!

Pat Tillett said...

I don't know if it's a male or female, but it sure is grouchy looking... Nice photos also!

Sue said...

Definitely a crochety bird! Glad your hubby is home.

=)

Wally Jones said...

I think Big Blue has that same expression no matter where he lives! Nice series.

We wish you and your husband all the best.

Rose said...

And how wonderful that he is home...I am so glad for you.

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