Packery Channel Park

Exploring is something Ric and I love to do. He will pour over the web for hours researching points of interest, and I happily follow along. Some places do not meet our expectations and others exceed them, soon becoming favourites. After driving along the beaches of Mustang Island we have come to The Packery Channel […]

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Recipe For Renewal

Base Ingredients: 2 weather-weary and travel worn Canadians1 extra long motor homea site by the water Add: 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Anhinga 1 Great Egret and a Kingfisher Let set for several days until dust has settledand birds have become accustomed to featherless. Enjoy! (Submitted for my weekly challenge: recipe. All images are from […]

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Rocks in Black & White

The Canadian Shield,where rugged pines stretch,reach for endless skies,taking root in rocky shores. We set boulders in our gardensto anchor us against untimely storms,or perhaps to remind us of endurancewhen everything else falls away. Even the satisfying crunch of stones on our pathfascinates – the varied hues and forms, like art,incite searches for undiscovered treasures […]

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A Stellar Outing

A victorious screech greeted our arrival at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.  Overhead an Osprey toting his catch flew by landing on the rail of the nearby water tower.   In the centre of parking lot a small garden played host to a number of different butterflies.  Last year, they were just planting […]

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I Spy…

…canoeists on the Avon river, Stratford, Ontario. …a family fishing outing, Muskoka, Ontario. My favourite birder in Bird Blind #1. (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is: Catching people unaware.)

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Orange

Orange is the colour, I’d like to be –fiery as sunsets, bright as an oak leaf,brilliant even in the waning hours. (For Cee’s FOTD)

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Wildlife Refuge Take Two

The sun is shining and as we pull into the office area, a flash of bright red catches my eye – a vermilion flycatcher.  I hop out and aim my lens towards the bush where the bird has landed.  A swoop of large, mottled brown wings cuts off my view.  A kestrel settles in a […]

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