It occurred to me recently that some pictures just don't need to be taken. Sometimes you might as well forget the camera and just enjoy the show. This morning was like that. A couple chickadees were playing in the back yard. When I got the camera out they were much too fast, as you can see by the pictures. I caught the picture above (but not too well) as they played around one of the birdhouses, flitted here and there in the zinnias, even tortured me by landing on the old latch of the chicken house.
They were having so much fun and putting on such a show that the camera just got in the way.