Floral Friday: Vanda Blooms Again

I have many orchids outside my kitchen window. I wish they could all bloom at the same time, but I’m always happy to see even one in bloom. This week, my orange Vanda is showing her true colours.

DSCN8289

I read that this orchid represents “good fortune and happy blessings”, so I smile every time I see her through my window. I’m linking this post to ‘Cee’s FOTD Challenge‘.

fotd-banner

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Take care and be safe.

One Word Sunday: A Pair Of Love Birds

Perry and Penelope Pelican, snuggling together on a branch.

DSCN6328

Hope your Sunday is also a happy one.

To join in Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday’, just click this link.

 

Feathers on Friday: A Quartet Of Ibis

Through my kitchen window, I spotted this quartet of white Ibis balanced precariously in the trees alongside our lake. It was almost as though they were posing for a photo op.

DSCN8255

According to Native American folklore, the white ibis is a symbol of both danger and optimism because it’s been noticed that they are the last to seek shelter before a hurricane and the first to emerge afterwards, so I’d better keep an eye on those Ibis.

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.

Feathers On Friday: Miss Rosie Is In The Pink

Miss Rosie is a very infrequent visitor to our backyard, so it was such a delight to see her again. When I first spotted her outside my bathroom window, she was socially distancing with the Great Blue and the Tricolored Herons. The trio were scanning the lake for a fishing opportunity.

DSCN8173

After a while the others got bored and wandered off further along the bank, leaving her alone and before long she obviously saw what she was looking for.

DSCN8181

Here, she looks quite pleased with herself, don’t you think?

DSCN8193

Wishing you all a splendid weekend, whatever you have planned. Our country club started to open up a bit from the lockdown and we booked to have a meal outside on the covered patio with a couple of friends. Before it could happen though, we got a message that one of the wait-staff had tested positive for the Coronavirus, so they were having to close down again. I can’t imagine when this is going to end as the numbers in Florida are way up again.

 

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.

DSCN8196

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

DSCN8199

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!”

DSCN8111

He was a bit too big for Great Egret to manoevre and making a supreme effort, he managed and wriggle free.

DSCN8113

But Great Egret wasn’t giving up so easily. “Not so fast, young fishie! Here I come again.”

DSCN8118

Gotcha!”

DSCN8119

Poor fishie really should have stayed home. Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.