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Backyard Concert: The Object of His Affection

Mike in Tucson: Backyard Concert

The point of owning a home is enjoying it.  That's especially true for me here in Tucson.

Early esterday morning, I was sitting on the ramada drinking coffee, eating breakfast and being quiet so I wouldn't wake my Darlin'. (Our bedroom opens on to the ramada.)

Birds where singing, the day was ahead of me, and all was right with my world.

Backyard concert
A male Cardinal was providing a concert, just singing his heart out.  I couldn't see a female Cardinal anywhere.  Then I zoomed in and found the object of his affection. 

Love is where you find it, I guess.

Mike in Tucson: The object of his affection

Battery Charger update:  I still don't have the battery charger for my new Panasonic Lumix, so I'm making do with an older camera.  It's not as fast, so the photo isn't as crisp, but the Cardinal and the Dove didn't seem to mind.  :)


(Photos are not copyrighted.  Please feel free to right click and use as you wish.)

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsMike Jones • June 26 2010 06:24AM


Sooo who says you have to be of the same feather....lots of variety everywhere in the rain !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 10 years ago

Cool! Who wudda thunk? 

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 10 years ago

"Birds of a feather"...any feather, any color,..."flock together!" Great photograph. Thanks for sharing it!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 10 years ago


You're welcome.  Thanks for stopping by.


I certainly was surprised!


Thanks for being the first to comment, and especially so early on a Saturday!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago


I hope you ordered two chargers! With the one you'll find the day after the new ones arrive you'll have one for home, one for the office, one for the car and no excuses!

Your loyal followers should not be denied their morning pick me up.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 10 years ago

Mike - Great photo for me to wake to!   What a great pair to watch while you have your morning coffee......

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Good morning, Mike!

Ditto what Bill said.  It's much easier to have multiple chargers in multiple locations, than to try to tote one around.  With multiples, you just leave them plugged in where they are (I know, not "Green") but it's a lot harder to lose them when they stay in one place.  :-)

That said, it looks like your older camera is doing just fine.  Great shot of the cardinal!

Posted by Cheryl Johnson over 10 years ago

Mike - Thanks for the shot. I have a coule of cardinals who hang out in my yard, and they really do make some noise.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 10 years ago

Howdy and afternoon to you Mike

Mike, I sure enjoyed looking at both of your photos here. It sure is fun to enjoy once yard, thats for sure!!!

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Another great photo. I had been away for a time, and missed your great eye.

Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) over 10 years ago

It looks like the dove might already be taken - sitting on its nest.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike, Will an old battery is certainly better than no so welcome back. The camera doesn't know anyway. :-) Great photos.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Hmm, wonder if those are his eggs and something happened to his mate and the dove is sitting in?  Do birds do that? 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago

Mike this is awesome do you know how hard I have tried to photograph one of those birds? to date it has not happened.

Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful area.


Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago

Love the cardinals --- they are so bright and cheerful -- we do not get them all year long up here -- but when we do love them.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

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