Feathers On Friday: Mr. Peli Just Flew In

Mr Peli has just arrived to check out the lodging conditions for the winter season and I’m sure his friends aren’t far behind.

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Looks like Grandpa Igasho will have to share his tree for a while. I hope they get along together.

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Feathers On Friday: Teal Reflection

A very well-fed blue-winged teal, reflecting on life’s mysteries.

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Wishing you all a happy weekend.l

One Liner Wednesday: I will survive.

I’m happy to report that Grandpa Igasho is still alive and well…… and would you just look at the length of that tail!

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He’s found his safe place where no Iguana Control person can reach him. Look to the right of the arrow. One would have to not only brave our resident alligator, but also be an agile tree climber to get to him.

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Hope your week is going as well as Igasho’s is.

For Linda’s ‘One liner Wednesday’.

Pull Up A Seat On Holiday

Xingfu Mama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge ‘ is now in its 45th week and I’m still finding photos to share, mostly from our holiday files.

Here are hubby and I resting our weary legs after walking around all the ruins that Athens has to offer.

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Our son Jeff, also a bit travel-weary, sat himself down with a slightly more interesting view in the background.

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We always seem to be sitting down. Here we are in Central Park NYC. It’s a wonder we ever get anywhere.

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Here are Jeff and his dad sitting down in Tombstone Arizona at the bar in Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, the best cowboy bar in the West, dating back to 1880.

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And talking of bars and alcohol, here is Bubba our verbose guide at the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Tennessee. He was telling us at great length of how Jack was injured one morning, when in a fit of temper he kicked the door of his safe after he forgot the combination and couldn’t get it open. The injury to his toe spread to his whole foot and turned gangrenous. After having his leg amputated, he died of complications at the young age of sixty-one.

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On that sad note, I’ll wish you all a very pleasant rest of the week. Keep calm and live longer.

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Floral Friday: Orchid Surprises

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

I have several orchids in my lanai which for the most part seem happy to be just green leaves. I often engage them in a very one-sided conversation, encouraging them to please try a bit harder. They appear to ignore my impatience, but just when I’ve almost given up hope, they surprise me with gorgeous flowers.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Pull Up A Seat Or Not

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ is now in its 44th week and I still have quite a few seat photos left.

This cute little Bolivian child on the Isla Del Sol, had a very natural seat on the dry sandy ground as she sat with her pet llama and alpaca, waiting for the tourists.

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A quick hop across to Barcelona and here I am in Park Guell, taking a seat next to Gaudi’s amazing mosaic lizard fountain. This was long before our move to Florida where we now are inundated with real lizards and iguanas.

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Speaking of mosaics, this beautiful bench was for sale at an arts and crafts centre in South Africa with the strange name ‘Piggly Wiggly’.

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Of course, I knew where they’d stolen the name from, because on a road trip in 2008 from New Jersey down to Florida, I’d had my photo taken outside one in Charleston. In November the seats under the umbrellas didn’t seem very popular, but maybe in summer it was nice to sit out there.

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Deserted green umbrella-shaded seats seemed to be quite the theme in Charleston, as we found at our resort where we stayed for a couple of nights.

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If you’d like to take part in XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat’ challenge, just click the link.

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Frilly Floral Friday

Our ‘Tropic Escape’ hibiscus has been flowerless for a while, but this week she’s decided to show us what she’s capable of. Her exquisitely delicate flowers look like they’ve been carefully crafted out of the finest tissue paper. What a pity that after all that effort, each beautiful flower only lasts for a day before closing up again, then wilting and dying. We should really appreciate Nature’s miracles whilst they last.

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.