Ode to Pink Wings

What glory, what delight,to witness pink in flight – wondrous plumes stretched out wide,ponderous bills thrust forth in pride. (In celebration of the Roseate Spoonbills whose graced my lens recently. Submitted for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week: pink.) Advertisements

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Sushi

Four days of fog, followed by a day of thunder storms, and I am stir crazy. “Let’s go for a drive. I need to get out.” I grab my camera and open the door, immediately accosted by a wet wind. It has turned cold. There won’t be any picture taking today. We go for lunch, […]

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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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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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Recharging Batteries

Our car battery keeps draining, and it seems to be a metaphor for our trip southward.   After three days of travel, we arrive in Lufkin, Texas where we take some time to organize and clean the inside of the motor home, and sleep.  Travelling can be exhausting. Monday morning we head out early for […]

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A Sleepover and a Surprise

“Do you want to drive by the river and see if we can find the eagles?” “Yes!  Then I can tell Mom and Dad and August that I saw them!  August loves birds too.” I smile.  August is two-years-old.  We have picked up Sloane for an overnight with Grandma and Grumpa. “It’s pretty overcast.  I […]

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Nothing Stands Out…

…like a cardinal, except when he’s blending in… (Thanks to Lens-Artists for this photo challenge:  blending in/ standing out.)

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