Feathers On Friday: A Backyard Meeting

Yesterday through my bathroom window, I spied with my little eye………..a huddle of white Ibis congregating for Thanksgiving.

No doubt they were giving thanks for the abundance of insects, small frogs, snails, worms and fish to be found along the water’s edge.

Our Thanksgiving was quiet, peaceful and delicious and I’m sure we’re going to be eating cold turkey for the foreseeable future, not to mention the delicious Tiramisu I made for dessert.

Wishing you all a great weekend. Stay safe.

Feathers On Friday: Rosie Is Back Again

Rosie Spoonbill really likes to look her best for her photo shoots. It takes a lot of work to get those pink feathers just so.

Almost there; just adding the finishing touches.

Now I’ll give my wings an airing, just to be sure everything is perfect.

A little later, she appeared in my backyard for a bathroom window shot.

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend as you find the beauty in every day.

One Word Sunday: Wet

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday Challenge’ is Wet and who hasn’t got some photos featuring water?

Here is where I would really like to be at the moment, in Umhlanga sitting on a bench looking out at the Indian Ocean.

Here in Florida, there are many birds who enjoy getting wet, like Mr Peli.

Last spring we spotted a few wet baby alligators enjoying a swim.

If you want to see a serious amount of wetness, then go to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Although it’s neither the widest nor highest waterfall in the world, it still happens to be the world’s largest sheet of falling water, and you can’t get much wetter than that.

 

Hope you’re all having a great Sunday.

To join in Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday Challenge‘, just click the link.

 

 

 

Feathers On Friday: Great Egret Gets His Fish

Great Egret really believed he’d got lucky yesterday lunchtime. I could almost hear that poor fish thinking, “Uh-oh, I’m about to be someone’s lunch!”

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He was a bit too big for Great Egret to manoevre and making a supreme effort, he managed and wriggle free.

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But Great Egret wasn’t giving up so easily. “Not so fast, young fishie! Here I come again.”

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Gotcha!”

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Poor fishie really should have stayed home. Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feathers On Friday: Woody Speaks His Mind

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is what it also takes to sit down and listen.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Woody wood stork is not afraid to say his piece,

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after which, he sits down again.

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“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would rather have talked.” ~ Mark Twain

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.

Feathers on Friday: Mr GBH Gives A Heads Up

Fishing along the water’s edge, Mr GBH is seen against the backdrop of the Coral Tree  flower reflections. (Photos taken through my bathroom window.)

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Such elegance as he holds his head high on that slender neck.

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Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.

“Keep your head up. keep your heart strong.”  ~  Ben Howard

 

Monday Mutterings

“Hey young Al, haven’t seen you around for a while. It’s all very well sunning yourself on the bank, but actually this happens to be MY patch, so kindly hoppit.”

“Oh, is that so, Mr GBH? I know you think you’re the Mayor of this place, but I’m going with the idea of first here, first dibs and while we’re about it, haven’t you heard of social distancing? You my friend, are much too close.”

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“Well, I guess you have a point, but don’t let it become a habit or I’ll have to do something about it.”

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“You and whose army? I’m quite a bit bigger than you in case you hadn’t noticed and I have teeth.”

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“Hrumph! I didn’t want to stand here anyway. It’s much nicer further along. I’ll leave you to your sunbathing, but I’m sure it’s going to rain.”

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“Thank goodness for some peace and quiet at last. That show-off really can go on a bit, but I’m glad he realises that size does count.”

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Wishing you all a happy Monday and a great week.

 

 

 

 

It’s A beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood.

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Every morning, hubby and I go for a three mile walk around our community. We are so blessed with the weather here in Florida and as long as we get out whilst it’s still quite cool, it’s really pleasant. We see a few walkers  and cyclists on our route and always smile and wave, occasionally exchanging a few encouraging words, from the required distance of course. Whilst it’s good to see some of our human neighbours, the beauty of nature is the best thing about our walks.

This lovely garden has a beautiful and fragrant Frangipani in bloom.

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Danny and Daisy weren’t taking any chances and crossed the road to maintain social distancing.

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Robbie rabbit turned his back on me, just in case.

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Sammy  was also not in the mood for socialising.

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The Great Egret just ignored me as he snootily strutted his stuff.

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Almost home and time for breakfast, as we passed this lovely Angel Trumpet vine.

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I so look forward to our daily walks. As John Muir noted, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”  Wishing you all a peaceful and safe weekend.