Feathers On Friday: The Many Faces Of Mr GBH

As many of you know, Mr GBH our resident Great Blue Heron is my favourite neighbour, but ‘sshush’, please don’t tell my other wild friends here in Florida. I wouldn’t want them to know that they’re not number one on my list.  I thought that today it might be fun to show his many faces.

Mr GBH the hunter, haunting the water’s edge searching for his next fishy victim.


He knows that patience pays off and is usually very successful in his endeavours.


Mr GBH the good husband and home-maker. He takes pride in creating a safe and comfortable nest for his wife and family


Mr GBH the comedian. He obviously has a sense of humour as displayed here by the twinkle in his eye and his “Wow, look at me now!” stance. Maybe he was just sunning himself, but I like to think that maybe he’s bragging just a little.


Mr GBH the deep thinker. He’s able to stand for seemingly and age, doing absolutely nothing. He knows that meditation is good for the soul.


Mr GBH the Supermodel. He can also be a bit of a dandy as he shows off his gorgeous blue-gray plumage. He has that pose worked out to perfection.


Wishing you all a happy Friday and a great weekend.


WPC: Careful (ly) does it.

So many things we do in life require great care and precision.

This basket seller in Phuket must carefully balance his load before setting off down the road with it.

A Kosovan ex gymnast who I met after his morning run along the Umhlanga promenade, had carefully kept his muscles in fine shape, even though it was more than twenty-five years since he competed and won a medal in the Olympics.

On the beach, this lady is carefully considering her next move.


My sister carefully painted this reproduction of a painting of his wife Annie Hall by our artistic Dutch ancestor Jan Toorop.


Mr. GBH is carefully contemplating the best way to go about eating his rather huge catch.


Be careful to really enjoy your weekend.

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Possibility

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”Paulo Coelho

Ailsa’s Travel Theme for the beginning of the year, is ‘Possibility’, and I know that for me. life is always interesting when there is the possibility of  something exciting in the future.  As you might have guessed by now, I love to travel, although as I get older, it’s more about the destination than the journey. The frustration of  the long lines at airport security and immigration, have taken all the joy and glamour out of airline travel. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just make a wish, and be at our desired destination? This is me on Patong Beach, wishing it were possible to get from there to New York, without a long plane ride.


Well, I did try, but landed up back on the same beach I took off from.


Sometimes in life, we bite off more than we can chew. Do you think there is any possibility that this Great Blue Heron can get this huge fish down his gullet? Well, he tried his darnedest, but in the end, had to concede defeat.


Until a few years ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed of the possibility of being able see our loved ones on the computer screen, as we chatted about this and that. Long live Skype!


What is the possibilty of an eight-year -old princess being able to get inside a bubble? My granddaughter proved that it is indeed possible.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my pics for the challenge. To see more entries, visit Ailsa’s blog, here.