Silent Sunday: Mr. GBH in a reflective mood

“So much noise here yesterday with all that chain-sawing after Irma passed through. Hmm…..I wonder where my breakfast is hiding?”

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“Can’t see many big fish here. I think they all got scared away. That’s not good at all.”

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“I think I’ll have to try my luck over the other side.”

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I hope he found something for Sunday breakfast. Happy Sunday to you all.

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Feathers On Friday: Pelis in my backyard

´This morning Pelegrino and Pelecia went for a turn around the lake.

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They started off at a respectable distance from one another, but soon got a bit bolder and moved in for a tête-à-tête and maybe a quick kiss.

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Suddenly they were startled by a call from the trees. “Hey you two, cut it out! No canoodling allowed. You’re much too young to get serious.. ”

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They got such a fright that they both took off in great haste and spoiled my photo shoot.

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Ah well, as Shakespeare once said, “The course of true love, never did run smooth.”

Wishing you all a great weekend.

 

Home again..jiggety-jig

Well, it’s so great to be back home again after over a month away. I have so many photos to sort through, as you can imagine.

First things first, though. My backyard was all safe and sound and a few of the regular critters have put in an appearance. Sammy squirrel has been scurrying around, but not staying long enough for a photo opportunity. I’m very tempted to reinstate the birdfeeder. Even if it’s against the rules, I’m sure that Sammy would be very much in favour.

Daisy, Danny and Deidre duck have been doing regular tours of the lake. The cute threesome seems to be inseparable for the moment.

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Mr. GBH has been hovering around his favourite fishing spot, and presented a very elegant profile this morning.

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Igasho who is still bright orange has taken to hanging out in the trees, stretching himself out along the branches. Such a lazy life!

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We have many pelicans inhabiting and whitewashing the trees along the lakeside. This one seemed to have quite a lot to say for himself.

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Although it’s winter here in Florida, we are having really sunny and warm weather. It’s so nice to be back living in a postcard.

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I will do my best to visit you all before the end of this week.Hope everything is well with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Sunday Photo: A Study In Turquoise

Yesterday,  Great Egret was looking for a lunch date with a fish or two, as he stealthily stalked his way along the water’s edge. Happily for me,  my camera was in its usual place on my bathroom windowsill.

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This morning, I cooked hubby his first bacon and egg breakfast since we moved here. He said that it was worth all the effort of building the new kitchen. This coming week is going to be quite exciting as we’ve booked a removal company on Wednesday, to bring the rest of our furniture out of storage.

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday.

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The Boss is also back

Nice to see that Mr. GBH is back, presiding over his lake subjects. Who would argue with that beak? I read that the Great Blue Heron is the Native American symbol of strength, wisdom and patience. Looking at his elegant profile here, it doesn’t surprise me in the least.

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Happy Thursday to you all. I’m taking time off today to have lunch with a couple of special girlfriends.

One-Liner Wednesday: Let’s Kiss And Make Up

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

Seems like Mr. GBH knows exactly how it’s done,

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ensuring the survival of the species.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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A Very Soggy Iggy

Today is one of those grey, rainy days with no critters outside my bathroom window. Even Sammy hasn’t been to inspect the fresh supply of birdseed in the feeder. Mr. GBH made a very brief appearance across the other side of the water, and the Anghina,  looking quite dejected, took shelter in the branches of the fir trees.

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The Iggy delegation which usually puts in an appearance around 9:30 am, was absent today. I was wondering where it is that they disappear to every day at 5:30 pm almost on the dot, and whether it’s quite sheltered from the rain, when I suddenly spotted a very soggy and lonely looking Iggy laying in the grass. He looked across at my window, as if to say. “It’s alright for you. You have a nice cosy bathroom to keep dry in. If that window opened, I’d be in there in a jiffy. ”

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Hope your day is going better than Iggy’s.

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Cee’s FFC ‘Feathers’: Splendour In The Grass

I have so many bird photos, so  the question was “Which ones to choose?” For something a bit different for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I decided to do a feathers and grass combination.

Here is the elegant Great Egret stalking around amongst the grass stalks, looking for tasty morsels.

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The bright blue eyed White Ibis is doing much the same.

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Mr. Anhinga shows us how he dries off his wet feathers whilst scratching his back.

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Mr. GBH  at his most sinister as he skulks along the shore-line looking for supper.

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How beautiful is this Purple Gallinule as he clambers through the marsh grasses on his long legs?

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Just a stray bit of grass qualifies this gorgeous Tri-colored Heron to be included in my  post today.

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Wishing you all a very happy week.

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Woody’s Feathers for Cee’s FFC

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, I decided to use some 0f my photos of ‘Woody’ wood stork, who I haven’t seen for quite some time.

Although he doesn’t score too well in the hair stakes being almost bald,  he does however make up for it, by having an abundance of chest feathers just like some guys as they begin to age.

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His back is quite fluffy too, a bit like………(see above) 🙂

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He  has very good balance, being able to stand on one leg for quite a long time.

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He has a wing span of about five feet, and don’t you just love those black-edged coat tails?

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Although he looks slightly ungainly on land, Woody is an excellent flier and can soar thousands of feet up, riding the warm air currents.

Thanks, Woody for being patient with me, and posing so beautifully for your photo shoot. Please come back again soon.

Wishing you all a most enjoyable weekend.

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