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Barn Swallow
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Upper Klamath Lake, Rocky Pt. Resort

Lovely Barn Swallow + Checking In!

Lovely Barn Swallow + Checking In! 

Hi everyone! I just wanted to say hello and extend my virtual hugs to everyone who's facing this pandemic in your very neighborhood, perhaps in your own house. I apologize for not stopping by to visit...I am having a terrible time trying to be more sociable and I'm so sorry for neglecting everyone. :(

I have read that in these strange times, people will act very oddly as they try to come to grips with these world-wide changes that have blanketed everything. For me, it means doing my best to distract myself with something that keeps me away from the news and makes me really happy--I play games on my computer. And right now I'm playing the adorable Garden Paws, an adorable title that has totally engulfed me. It's exactly what I was looking for! I'm raising darling farm animals, running around doing errands for town folk, picking flowers and petting and taming super cute wild animals on my travels. This is just what I was looking for.

Today I'm posting a picture of a gleaming Barn Swallow that I saw when Steve and I went on our first RV trip. It was at Upper Klamath Lake and we had a fantastic time! We saw so many of these beautiful birds and my new Sony did a great job getting me the birdy closeups I'd been pining for!

Pam, your words of wisdom have been wonderful to read and think about. You're right. This is nature's way of giving us a bit of a smack and making us see the real picture. It will pass...but what a lasting impression it will leave. I hope you guys are safe and well! *BIG HUGS from southern Oregon*

Explored on 3/27/20; highest placement #1.

Michel Cremoux, Amelia Heath, Holger Hagen, micritter and 83 other people have particularly liked this photo

63 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wow, what a beautiful bird Janet.
Healthy weekend.
3 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A wonderful bird very nicely taken, Janet !
3 months ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
Très très belle photo .
3 months ago.
RHH club
Wow! What a photo and what a beautiful bird, Janet. Nice to hear from you, too, and good to know you and Steve are both well. We are also but it seems very strange to have no contact with anyone, except family, for almost two weeks now and we haven't seen family for a week. Getting a lot done, though, including some necessary projects around the house.

Nancy and I went hiking yesterday at Escure Ranch an old sheep ranch run by immigrant Basques, though now BLM land. All the state and city parks are closed but BLM land is open and we've found several good trails including another for next week. We get a little stir crazy when we have to stay indoors and think we need to get out.

Were going to meet Dave and Jess last Saturday at the the Dishman Hills south of Spokane but it was jammed with people and as a result is now closed. They came here and the kids paddled around the lake in our kayak. The newest orders, though, indicate that we should not even see them and we haven't since Saturday and Sunday.

We brought pizza to Neal this week (had to leave it at the front desk). Haven't seen him for almost three weeks though he waved from his window as Nancy drove by. He missed all his birthday celebration as well though a number of people dropped off gifts for him. He was quite sad the last time we talked and keeps asking when he can see us.

Cooking a lot, too. Stuffed poblanos for lunch with blackberry and raspberry cobbler and have to make some more sourdough crackers, too. Every batch I make a little mouse gets, or at least when I get up in the morning they're gone. We use the excess sourdough starter for them and add rosemary and a little salt.
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
SUPERBE *******
3 months ago.
raingirl club
Gorgeous, Janet! How much did you have to pay to get the swallow to pose for you? *wink*

and hugs back to you! i also do no news - my husband gives me the positive news updates, and just so you know there is some! i'm on and off the computer, but now i have to check out Garden Paws!
3 months ago.
Janet Brien club has replied to raingirl club
It's a different kind of game...if you've played Animal Crossing you'll love it. A sandbox with quests but your own path to travel and it's sort of like being in your own cute little world full of adorable animals. You slowly build up a community as you go, it's neat. Totally distracting: perfect.
3 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Janet...............nice to see you checking in............and with such a terrific image too. The detail you've captured in the shimmering feathers is amazing!

I'm glad that you and Steve are safe and well..............Jackie and I are both well and so is the rest of our extended family! I hope it remains that way :-)

We are now in "lock down" and only allowed out in certain circumstances and it's being enforced now by the authorities. It's difficult, but not impossible and we're finding ways to amuse ourselves and get by. We're enormously grateful to all the people in the National Health Service and all the other people in the front lines of this war against Covid-19.

Luckily (unlike my youngest daughter and the grandchildren) we have a garden, without which I'd probably go bonkers!

Have as good a weekend as you can...............stay in and stay safe..!!
3 months ago.
LutzP club
magnificent, Janet. Stay safe. I am in self imposed isolation playing it very safe and my village here in the southern part of Germany is still not affected. I go grocery shopping once a week and that is basically all. Most people here stick to the rules. Internet and iper is presently my window to the world. I hope we will all get unharmed through this pandemic, however, the world will be a different one after that.

Virtual hugs to you and yours, Lutz
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
So cute ****************** Stay safe and healthy, Janet !!!!!!!!!!
3 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Absolument magnifique et excellemment rendue ******
J’espère que vous allez bien vous et votre famille.
Prenez soin de vous et passez un excellent weekend.
3 months ago.
Ruth club
Beautiful shot Janet. Pleased to hear that you are both keeping well. It seems very strange not being able to see friends and family. It was Mother’s Day here in the UK last Sunday, of course the plans all had to be cancelled. My mum is nearly 91 so I really don’t know with her health issues how many more she’ll have left, but she took it all in good spirit and knows that it’s not safe to be mixing with me, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hopefully when this is all over we can have our Mother’s Day meal together then. Holidays have been cancelled, my Birthday has been cancelled, well not as such, the celebration has been put to one side, but that’s life, it is what it is. Everyone seems to be remaining cheerful under the circumstances, but we seem to be a family of optimists. You take care and try to keep smiling.
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
What a great sharp shot Janeth, HFF
Hard times for all, we are in 12 day of quarantine and we must stay home until april 13
Heavy news specially in NYC, Spain and Italy
I´m also very affected with the news
Good to have the brain distracted
I´m the official sweeper at home, helping my wife in some of the work at home, I´m editing also many photos including reedit oldie stuff.
As a cardiologist I have a lot of call from my patients and as an editor of a journal i have to check and review several papers
So I keep my brain working
Best wishes and keep safe please¡¡¡
3 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Joliment capturé, belle approche !
3 months ago.
cammino club
Wonderful swallow portrait!
3 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
This is a gorgeous picture of this very attractive bird. I can fully understand your wish to just switch off the awful virus which has taken over the whole world. I stay indoors most of the time, just venturing outdoors to collect the post and sometimes managing to take pictures of the sprouting leaves etc.

Your computer game sounds interesting - I'm going to have to try and find it - but I'm in the middle of chasing down villains in my games!!!! LOL

Mandi found a quote saying - "Nature has decided to teach us all a lesson and it's as if we've been put on the naughty step, until we realise what damage we were doing to the world". I do hope that we all learn by this.

You just stay safe please. If you want to wander around - you have enough land where you won't bump into anyone. We've been told that we can expect this to last at least another 6 months - maybe even longer!!! So that'll mean I won't be able to see Mandi for quite a while. Speak to you later, sweetie. xx
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Lovely portrait with beautiful detail, Janet!
3 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
"Eine Schwalbe macht noch keinen Sommer" heißt es bei uns, aber diese weckt zumindest sommerliche Gefühle, liebe Janet!
Ich weiß nicht, warum, als erstes sah ich heute deine hübsche Mini-Blume:
Schöne virenfreie Grüße!
3 months ago.
uwschu club
Wunderschön fotografiert, sehr schöne Schärfe
3 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful capture.
3 months ago.
sunlight club
What a wonderful photo ! *********
3 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
3 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
HFF. Superbe. Nicole.
3 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
3 months ago.
HappySnapper club
One of the better bird photographs I have seen in a while.
3 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Une beauté !!
3 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
Great shot!
3 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Fabulous photo!
3 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
El pájaro está perfecto, como si estuviera posando para tu preciosa fotografía.
3 months ago.
 David Michael
David Michael club
3 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shot! Stay healthy!

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3 months ago.
 Vijay Uppar
Vijay Uppar
Fabulous photoshot and extremely impressive and you are savant phographer,congrats
3 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Belle capture d'une grande finesse !
Bon week-end, Janet ! Prenez grand soin de vous !!!!
3 months ago.
 Pam J
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3 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
What a lovely bird, and a super photo, Janet.
Stay safe in these troubling times....
3 months ago.
Annemarie club
magnifique. hoe are you JaNET?
3 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
bientot de retour chez nous !!
3 months ago.
Guydel club
Magnifique !
3 months ago.
tiabunna club
Good to see you again, Janet. We do indeed live in "interesting" times, but beautiful images such as this help to compensate. Stay safe.
3 months ago.
Please be well. Thinking of you my friend, my contact, my podsister. The brightness of the feathers are something to hold onto, it is just mesmerizing Janet. A huge virtual hug.
I have gone to a total self isolation, a week of a down mood, eating junk food and hating it, and this past week, I changed all of that and decided to get up at 4am and start a set of exercises, a great work out video that the YMCA shared for all to use around this Corona timas. if anyone is interested here it is ymca360.org/on-demand#
3 months ago.
dgmphoto club
Very nice image, never seen a swallow on a post. Great light helping the sheen on the feathers.
3 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Une très belle hirondelle .. excellente photo avec le Sony,
elles doivent bientôt arriver chez nous en Alsace
bonne soirée et fais attention à toi...
3 months ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
lovely bird indeed & attractive portrait
have a healthy week ahead, Janet !
3 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
wunderschön !!!!!!!
3 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
*•.¸♡ Good work my friend. Please take care, stay safe and well
Regards June. ♡¸.•*
3 months ago.
Puzzler4879 club
Tack sharp and so lovely, Janet! Stay safe and well.
3 months ago.
HelenaPF club
my dearest Janet, what a splendid portrait **************************************************
Take care of you Janet my friend ....
3 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent shot Janet. Thank you for posting to FFF.
3 months ago.
RHH club
Nice to hear from you again, Janet. Trust you are both well.
3 months ago.
RHH club
We are pretty much staying at home. Hoping to go hiking again this weekend if the weather improves. Did go to get some necessary groceries this morning, but that's the first time we've been out this week, though we usually go for a walk.

Just learned the Neal's place is on complete lockdown. A staff member is ill and they are waiting for test results. Thus far, though, they've had no cases and our area has had just one, though Spokane has many more.

Getting lots of projects and work done and lots of cooking. Just made sourdough buns for this evening - going to have some burgers on the grill, again weather permitting. We'll have some onion rings with them. Had a superb red curry yesterday.

Stay healthy, you two.
3 months ago.
 Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck club
3 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Beautiful capture and writing . Thank you and stay safe.
3 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Wow, this is so pretty, Janet. What great colors he has and you've captured him brilliantly.

Take care. Have fun playing your game. We all have to cope in our own way. :)
3 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Good to see you checking in, and that you are occupied and safe at home. Thinking of you and Pam, and our other ipernity friends. So good to be in touch.
3 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Stunning capture of this Barn swallow Tack sharp details. I love it. Well done Janet Regards Tess.
3 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Returning to say Congratulations in Explore. Well deserved for this image.
3 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Prachtig gefotografeerde vogel--ik wens je het allerbeste....stay safe my dear janet !
3 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
Es fliegt eine Schwalbe über den Eriesee...

wunderschönes Portrait, Janet.

Freundliche Grüße, ein angenehmes Wochenende und bleib gesund
3 months ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56 club
splendide capture
3 months ago.
niraK68 club
3 months ago.
trester88 club
Ein wunderschöner Vogel! Eine ausgezeichnete Aufnahme, Janet!
Bleib gesund und munter!
3 months ago.
grobi358 club
A perfect shot Janet, and a wunderful bird! I love it! Take care and stay healthy!
2 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
You have caught the beauty of the colour and the streamlined shape of one of my favourite birds, Really lovely, Janet.
7 weeks ago.

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