My Friday Photos

Well the end of the week has finally arrived, and I’m so excited, because on Tuesday, our three little grandchildren arrive from NJ with their mom, and on Thursday our son joins them for a long weekend. I’m going to be very busy baking cookies and preparing their rooms. I’ve bought each of them a little painting set and colouring books, but I have a feeling that if the weather is good, they’d rather be out at the pool.

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been on the blogs as much as usual. That’s because I’ve been fiddling around with my paintings. I darkened the blue background for the Great Blue Heron, and touched up his feathers a bit.


I redid my little white birds a zillion times in this Florida swamp scene, which meant I had to keep redoing the foliage to hide the older versions.


I had a go at Mr. Pelican and just couldn’t get his head right. It was much too big and bulbous, so I had to paint out the excess head with black, until I was a bit happier with the  shape. He wouldn’t fool a real pelican, but I think he’s rather cute.


Here’s a photo taken the other evening when we visited the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Mr. GBH looked like he’d had a really rough day in the marsh, then he got home and found someone had been messing in his patch!  I hope this isn’t how you feel by the end of the week.

Who's been messing in MY patch?!!

Who’s been messing in MY patch?!!

Wishing you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Wild Details for Ailsa’s Travel Theme

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is ‘Details’, and I thought you might like these two closeups taken at our local nature reserve. First up is my favourite bird, Mr. Great Blue Heron in all his feathered glory. What a display of detail! It’s almost as though he was saying, “Wow, look at me now!”


This cute alligator hatchling seemed totally unaware that he had a bit of leaf sitting on top of his head. What a pretty design detail he has on his scales.


The details of what happened at the dinner on Sunday evening, are as follows. The White Team and the Blue Team were just about tied in the ‘Color War’ games they’d participated in over the past month. The deciding factor was the cheer and the song. The Blue team went first, and as soon as they started their song, I knew that White had won. It certainly was a case of “Anything Blue can do, White can do better.” We won the cup with a standing ovation, and now I’m the best thing since sliced bread. 🙂

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“Don’t turn your back on me baby” for Photo a Week ‘Humor’

Nancy Merrill has a Photo a Week Challenge. This week, the topic is ‘Humor’ and she invites us to “SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF SOMETHING OR SOMEONE THAT TICKLES YOUR FUNNY BONE.”

I find this photo taken last week at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, rather comical.


When I saw this couple of Great Blue Herons who looked as though they’d had a bit of a tiff, I was immediately reminded of that line in the Carlos Santana classic song Black Magic Woman, “Don’t turn your back on me baby.” I hope they kissed and made up before bedtime.

Wishing you all a great weekend.

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