Top Birds For Becky’s Challenge.

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Teresa

These two Northern Mockingbirds were merrily singing their hearts out this morning right at the very top of a palm tree.

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It’s a beautiful day to go out walking here in Florida; blue sky, birds singing, neighbours waving and smiling. Hope you’re all keeping on top of things.

To join ‘Becky’s Square Tops Challenge’, just click the link.

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Six Word Saturday: Ms Anhinga Sings Her Heart Out

 “Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day!”

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Wishing you a beautiful Saturday too.

To join Debbie’s ‘Six Word Saturday’ just click the link.

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What lurks beneath?

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.

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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.

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As he comes into view, I can see the sly look in his eye as he scouts around for his prey.

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He does look rather mean and purposeful today and I’m sure he won”t go hungry for long.

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Wishing you all a happy weekend, but do be careful around water lilies. You never can be sure about what lurks beneath.

 

 

 

 

 

Mundane Macro Monday: Just Hovering

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.

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Wishing you all a very pleasant week.

Thursday’s Special: Saturation

Well, here in Florida I think we’ve reached saturation point with all the rain we’ve been having, but today the sun is shining so here’s hoping we’ll have blue skies for the weekend.

One very colourful visitor to our backyard is Mildred Muscovy. She has a face that only a mother could love, but maybe in Muscovy world, she would win a beauty contest.

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I’ll add just a touch more rouge to make her really outstanding and get her noticed by the judges.

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Happy weekend, everyone. To join Paula’s Thursday’s Special Challenge, click the link below.

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More Feathered Visitors

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.

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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.

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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.

Happy Thursday to you all.

 

 

 

 

Feathers On Friday: Looking Back

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.

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Wishing you all a splendid weekend, filled with love, laughter, good food and lots of fun.

Mr. GBH building his love nest

Some may say that Valentines’ Day is ‘for the birds’, but Mr. GBH takes his courtship very seriously as he builds his not-so–little love nest.

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This is my entry for Debbie’s ‘Six Word Saturday‘.

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend.

Silent Sunday: A Frolic of Dolphins

” On the Planet Earth, Man had 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 having a good time.

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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.