Today, I bring you a different trifecta than the trifecta I usually write about—three more back-yard birds:

White-Winged Dove

White-Winged Dove

I love the gorgeous blue ring around the dove’s eye. If you click on the photo, you’ll see what I mean.

Gold Finch

Gold Finch

This is a female goldfinch. Her colors are not quite as vibrant as the male, but she’s lovely just the same.



Unlike yesterday’s Blue Jay, this male Cardinal is showing off his crest.

Last night, on Day 8 of my 100-Day-Booze-Free Challenge, I went to a little birthday soiree. I drank Perrier, which my hosts picked up especially for me. They served it in a pretty wine glass with a wedge of lime. While I drank my sparkling water, they  were imbibing one of my favorites—gin and tonic. I didn’t feel like I was missing out. Well, okay, a little. But I wasn’t staying long, seeing as I needed to get home and get back to work. Which is something I need to do now. Work. It’s always there. Even on a cozy Sunday. Oh well. It could be worse. I could be working at the office instead of on a sofa under a furry throw, watching the birds in the feeders through the window and tussling with Sadie, who wants to lie across my lap (and the keyboard).

Every day I spend working is one day closer to freedom—the Superfecta.

About UB Ella

UB Ella (f/k/a Unconfirmed Bachelorette) is a 50-something recovered lawyer who left the practice of law to embrace a full-time writing life. Never-married, child-free Ella resides in Austin, Texas and Ontario, Canada with her four bad cats.
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13 Responses to Trifecta

  1. Katrina W says:

    All nice images, but the lighting on the dove steals the show. Beautiful!


  2. gertmcqueen says:

    some of my favorite birds that come to our feeders!
    enjoy your ‘down’ time


  3. Me too enjoys the birds at the feeder in between doing work from my home office. Maybe too much. 😉 Your birds are really colourful and beautiful.


  4. David says:

    You’re getting good at these bird photos. Nicely taken.


  5. ryeder says:

    Cograts on succeeding for 2 week without the red, especially facing what you’re dealing with. Personally, I couldn’t deal with that shit. 2 weeks is a huge success. Take it a day at a time and hang in there. I can personally guarantee life after alcohol or drugs….and it’s good..


  6. ryeder says:

    That’s where we all make our mistakes…trying to numb it. What we need to do is face it, accept it and move on with our lives. Easier said than done, but doable….

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