A clump of beautiful green water lily leaves shimmering in the sunshine looks so innocuous doesn’t it? But wait just a moment; something is lurking quietly there almost imperceptible unless one looks closely.
Big Al is on the prowl, making not a sound as he glides along. I wonder why his teeth seem too big for his mouth and hang out at the side.
As he comes into view, I can see the sly look in his eye as he scouts around for his prey.
He does look rather mean and purposeful today and I’m sure he won”t go hungry for long.
Wishing you all a happy weekend, but do be careful around water lilies. You never can be sure about what lurks beneath.
Actually, nothing in nature is ever mundane, but some things, especially the smaller flying insects may sometimes escape our attention. The Halloween Pennant dragonfly is one of the most prolific and colourful found here in Florida. They don’t stay still for long, so one has to be very quick.
Our backyard is aflutter with birds since we put up the new birdfeeder which hangs on a wire between two palm trees. It’s almost impossible to get photos of the birds actually on it, as I have to go out of the screen room door, and no matter how quietly I try to open it, they always sense my presence and are gone in the blink of an eye. My best option is to lurk by my bathroom window and take a shot as they land on a tree.
We have two pairs of Cardinals who are regular diners at our little restaurant.
The beady-eyed Grackles descend in a gang and completely take over the feeder, whilst the other birds and Sammy squirrel hop around underneath picking up the seeds that fall to the ground.
Hubby and I are very excited to soon be going off on our travels again to England and South Africa. We’ll have happy family reunions and also there’s my Mom-in-Law’s 105th birthday to celebrate in August.
Have you ever wished that you had ‘eye’s in the back of your head’? I know I have, especially when I was teaching at school. Ms Anhinga has solved the problem by turning her head through180 degrees. A very clever trick indeed.
Wishing you all a splendid weekend, filled with love, laughter, good food and lots of fun.
” On the PlanetEarth, Manhad always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much …… the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water havinga good time.
But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons.” ~ Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Wishing all the Dads a very happy and relaxing Fathers’ Day.