Feathers On Friday: Our Peaceful Hearts Will Beat As One.

Danny and Daisy share a loving moment and in so doing, create a sweet heart shape.

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Today is ‘World International Peace Day’ and even after almost 50 years, this message from John Lennon never gets old and will always stay relevant. Wishing you all a peaceful and relaxing weekend.

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More Feathered Visitors

Our backyard is aflutter with birds since we put up the new birdfeeder which hangs on a wire between two palm trees. It’s almost impossible to get photos of the birds actually on it, as I have to go out of the screen room door, and no matter how quietly I try to open it, they always sense my presence and are gone in the blink of an eye. My best option is to lurk by my bathroom window and take a shot as they land on a tree.

We have two pairs of Cardinals who are regular diners at our little restaurant.

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The beady-eyed Grackles descend in a gang and completely take over the feeder, whilst the other birds and Sammy squirrel hop around underneath picking up the seeds that fall to the ground.

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Hubby and I are very excited to soon be going off on our travels again to England and South Africa. We’ll have happy family reunions and also there’s my Mom-in-Law’s 105th birthday to celebrate in August.

Happy Thursday to you all.

 

 

 

 

Bird on Bird

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” ~ Robert H Schuller

A Northern Mockingbird sits atop our neighbour’s ‘Bird of Paradise’ plant.

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Last winter, Hubby saved this beautiful plant from destruction. Our neighbour told him that he was going to ask his gardener to dig it out because it had never flowered. Hubby told him to just be patient a while longer because this plant has the most beautiful flowers which would soon appear in the springtime, and sure enough he was right.

We have a particular fondness for this lovely plant which is indigenous to South Africa. It’s proper name is ‘Strelitzia Reginae’, and it’s also known as ‘Crane Flower’.

Friday Blues

A regular visitor to our bird feeder is Mr. Chatterbox the Blue Jay. He’s such a cheeky bird and will loudly see off any other competitors in the race for birdseed.

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This photo was taken through my bathroom window, one of my best places from which to view the wildlife in our backyard.

Wishing you all a splendid weekend and a very happy Mothers’ Day to all the mothers who visit my blog.

Mrs Beakley has seven new babies.

The Beakleys have been very busy of late. No more time for a leisurely tête-à-tête by the waterside.

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Today, Mama Beakley arrived in our backyard with her seven adorable, fluffy ducklings. She had heard that there was plenty of birdseed in the grass underneath our bird feeder, and proudly watched as her babies enthusiastically gobbled it up.

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After a while she decided it was time to leave,  so after quickly doing a head count,

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she lined them up and off they sailed in single file across to the other side of the pond.

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Hope you’re all having a splendid week. It’s a another beautiful sunny day here in Florida.

 

What was everybody looking at?

This line of photographers on the boardwalk was focused on something lurking in the water. Whatever could it be?

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Ah yes…….nicely spotted. Mr. ‘Gator was quite well camouflaged, but nature pbhotographers have very sharp eyes.

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I wonder how he feels about the constant photo shoot that he’s subjected to, every time he sticks his nose out of the water.  He’s quite a celebrity.

Happy weekend to you all.

Iggy celebrates St. Paddy’s Day

Iggy dressed in his best green suit, appeared to be doing an Irish jig in the palm tree outside my bathroom window. Just look at those long toes! I’m really pleased that my window is tightly closed.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you who celebrate.

 

Feathers On Friday: Looking Back

Have you ever wished that you had ‘eye’s in the back of your head’? I know I have, especially when I was teaching at school. Ms Anhinga has solved the problem by turning her head through180 degrees. A very clever trick indeed.

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend, filled with love, laughter, good food and lots of fun.

Celebrating Woman’s Day in the swamp.

Mr Purple Gallinule accompanies his wife Gail on a ‘Woman’s Day’ walk through the swamp. As you can see, they are both wearing their most colourful outfits for the occasion.

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Happy Woman’s Day to all of you who are of the ‘fairer sex’.