One Word Sunday: Layered

For Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday Layered’, I give you the majestic Mr GBH, a bird of many layers.

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Wishing you all a wonderful month of December.

Feathers On Friday: “Wow, Look At Me Now!”

The Gray-headed Swamp Hen,  a vividly coloured bird in the Florida swamp, shows off his gaudy outfit.  How many of you could get away with wearing his colour combination of cherry red hat, iridescent sky blue, aquamarine, indigo and violet suit, together with school-bus yellow leggings and footwear? He really is a flashy dresser

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend.

Feathers On Friday: A Snappy Dresser

I was delighted to get my first sighting of a Green Heron whilst out at the Nature reserve last Sunday, What a ‘Fashionista’ is this striking bird, balancing on slender yellow legs, with his velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, fancy waistcoat and chic dark chapeau. Although he’s quite a small heron, that dagger-like bill looks absolutely lethal. Any unfortunate victim on the receiving end certainly doesn’t stand a chance.

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I hope this has been a good week for you all and that the weekend will be most enjoyable. This is my last weekend here in Florida before we leave for England next Saturday.

Pull Up A Seat In Memory Of……

It’s time once more for XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’.

Our favourite local wildlife reserve is frequented by many elderly folk who come to admire the birds and generally just to sit and enjoy the peacefulness found in nature. Dotted along the boardwalk are benches donated by grateful families in memory of their loved ones who used to enjoy walking and resting here.

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The benches are all very plain and serviceable,

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but the view from this one is absolutely wonderful,

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and sitting up there on the guard rail was this Little Blue Heron, having  a very cute bad hair day.

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Happy Sunday to you all.

If you’d like to join in XingfuMama’s Pull Up A Seat Challenge, just click the link here.

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Turtle Party In The Swamp

Looks like the turtles are having a jolly get together in the swamp.

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“Hey there, why not come over? We’re having a party.”

 

Little Tommy is a loner and prefers his own company.

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“Sorry guys, but I really have to wash my shell.”

 

Theresa on the other hand, is always game for a party.

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“Hey guys, don’t start without me! I’m paddling as fast as I can.”

 

Happy Thursday, everyone.

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Looks Like A Face

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week is ‘Looks like a face’. I immediately thought of Mr Leo lion who is always waiting on the boardwalk to greet us when we visit our local wildlife reserve. He looks kind of disappointed with his lot in life, but then I suppose we would all feel that way if we had hundreds of pairs of feet walking all over us every day of the week. Most folk wouldn’t even notice him, but I always stop and say “Hello” just to cheer him up a bit.

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This tree trunk in a park in Santiago, would also go unnoticed if someone with a sense of humour hadn’t decided to give it a rather agonized face. It reminded me of  ‘The Scream’ the iconic painting symbolising the anxiety of modern man, by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch.

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If you want to join in Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge, just click this link.

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B&W Sunday: Size

Paula has a rather impressive image for her ‘Size’ theme, and invites us to post a photo showing her what we can come up with in terms of size.

I’m always impressed when we visit our local nature reserve, at the sheer size of some of the camera equipment that people (mostly the really elderly) cart around with them. I saw one little old lady pushing hers around in a sort of stroller. My tiny camera is dwarfed by these giant zoom lenses.

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Paula was quite mischievous in the way she took her photo of Michelangelo’s David, so do pop over for a look.

Hope you’re all enjoying a great weekend.

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