Feathers On Friday: Seeing Double

Mervyn Muscovy scooting past without stopping to greet anyone. Well,  I guess that’s what neighbours do these days.

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We have a delightful elderly couple living next door and this morning, they called to ask if they and their son can come round on Sunday to sit outside in our lanai and listen to me play the piano. Apparently it’s something they have really missed during lock-down. So, we’ll put up the sun umbrella, open a bottle of Prosecco, socially distance the seating and tell the goldfish not make a noise. I’m really looking forward to our first visitors in almost three months.

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful weekend.

Not So Mundane Monday Visitors

Once again, my bathroom window was the right place to be, when a pair of red foxes decided to wander through our backyard.

Ms Foxy sat down to have a scratch and looked askance at me pointing my camera her way.

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Her partner wasn’t waiting for her and was already on his way to the next house.

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Wishing you all a good week with some happy surprises.

 

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: Gentle Neighbours

On our morning walk, Muriel Muscovy approached me with that “Do you have any treats for me?” look on her face. Sad to say, all I had in my pocket was a tissue.

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I invited her to come join the ducks under my bird feeder, where there are always lots of  seeds scattered in the grass.

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She might even meet Mr Blue Jay who is also a frequent visitor, The more the merrier.

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Wishing you all a lovely weekend, as peaceful as the wildlife in my backyard.

 

One Word Sunday: Dream

Amun and Isis our resident Egyptian geese, stand looking at the dreamy reflections across the pond.

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I wonder if like me, they’re dreaming of ‘Far away places with strange sounding names.’

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Hope your Sunday is going well. It’s pouring with rain here in Florida, so we missed our usual morning walk.

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fine Balancing Act

Hope you’re staying on top of things and not letting the lock-down get to you. Mr GBH has the right idea. He’s executing a fine balancing act and in doing so, seeing things from a different perspective.

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How I would love to be able to fly up there and keep an eye on the whole neighbourhood from a really safe distance.