Feathers On Friday: Bird On The Wire

Looking out of my window at breakfast, I saw this female Cardinal patiently waiting for her turn at the bird feeder. He husband was busy eating around the other side and as soon as he was finished, she flew on to have her share. (I had to take the photo through the screen cloth so as not to spook them.)

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It brought back memories of my mom when my sister and I were children and how she always made sure to serve my dad first at dinner. I think it was to show that she respected and appreciated how hard he worked to provide for his family.

Wishing you all a very good weekend.

 

Is This The Same Guy?

This morning when I looked out of my window, I noticed one particular pelican sitting up in the trees and thought he looked rather familiar. I went in search of a painting I did a few years ago when I started taking art classes.

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It was lurking in the back of my hall closet and sure enough, there he was.  He looks younger and a bit unfinished, but unmistakable don’t you think?

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Happy Wednesday to you all.

 

A Wednesday Conversation

 

“Hey there! What’s up you guys?”

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“Can’t talk now. We’re in the middle of a preening session.”

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“I’ve got my beady eye on you all. It would be such a shame if you fell out of that tree.”

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Happy Wednesday to you all. Stay safe.

 

Silent Sunday: The Vigil

A Great Blue Heron standing guard over the remains of another one who had evidently met an untimely death. There were dozens of people on the boardwalk taking photos, but he seemed oblivious as he stood there absolutely motionless. I felt so sad for him, as he was obviously grieving and didn’t want to leave his mate. I wonder how long his vigil lasted.

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

What’s The Well-dressed Anhinga Wearing This Season?

Here we have Ms Annie anhinga modelling her stunning winter outfit. It presents an elegant and smooth profile with the cape completely closed.

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For a more dramatic effect, the cape can be opened right up to show the magnificent placing of the feathers. This outfit can not only be worn in Florida’s sunny weather, but also if there’s a sudden downpour it’s totally water-resistant. In fact it’s so versatile that one can even swim in it.

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Wishing you all a very pleasant Tuesday.

 

New Year Resolutions From My Wild Florida Friends

Big Al says, “In the New Year, I’m going to keep my head above water and always have an eye out for a good opportunity.”

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Tommy turtle says, ” My motto is, don’t hurry, be happy. Life isn’t a race. We all get there in the end.”

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Mr GBH says, “I’m going to take some time out of each day to meditate and I refuse to stress about those things that I cannot control or change.”

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Great Egret says, “When I choose to rise above the drama, the view is wonderful and the way forward becomes clearer.”

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Woody wood stork says, “I always strive to have balance in my life. I stay calm and grounded whilst being totally focused on my goals.”

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Grandpa Igasho is looking a bit dishevelled and rather concerned as he keeps a watch out for human predators from his safe perch high up in the trees. His New Year resolution is to always stay one step ahead of the opposition because you never know what their next move will be.

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Last up but most important, Perry and Penny pelican say, “Whatever the question, always remember that love is the answer.”

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Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you all and wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2020.

Silent Sunday: A Close Encounter

A beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly came to check the time on hubby’s watch. It stayed attached for quite a while until it decided it was time to take off again.

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Wishing you all a happy last Sunday of the year.

Six Word Saturday: Penny And Perry Collect An Entourage.

Looks like Mrs Penny Pelican has flown in to join her mate Perry, now that he’s sorted out their digs for the winter.

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On their way back upstream, they were accompanied by an entourage of birds. The Great Egret led the parade, whilst Mr GBH proudly ‘rode shotgun’. The ducks, paddling for all they were worth, brought up the rear. It was quite a show.

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The tri-coloured heron just looked on in astonishment.

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For Debbie’s ‘Six Word Saturday’. Apologies that the photos taken through my bathroom window, aren’t the sharpest.

Hope your weekend is going well.