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How to survive November ~11

Sunday was one more bleak day. Since we got home early this morning, we slept late. The joys of not having small children. Then we decorated. A new wallpaper did wonders to this room. I don’t know if I am trendy or not, but it is new and different. Our cats enjoy the flowers I bought

March 26

This quote came to mind when I saw these photos of this Smiling (?) Alligator I took when visiting Florida in January.

“Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.”                                                ― Stanley Gordon West, Growing an Inch

Nesting of the swan

As we walked around the island, we came across this swan nesting her eggs. We made sure we did not go too close as they might leave the nest if you go too near the nest.

The female swan nests alone. The male is guarding the nest or is eating somewhere further away. The female  rarely leaves the eggs during this month’s nesting time. So it’s virtually not eating of for four weeks. Even when the female leaves for a small distance to get something from the edible from the bottom of the sea it covers its eggs so they do not cool too much.

MakroTex – Love

I know these do not really qualify as  macro shots- more like close-ups. Topic is love, I thought of wedding rings, a kiss…I chose these photos because one of my cats, Sisko, was run over by a car past winter, and I can clearly see that she is also missed by her brother, Veikka and by us. She was dearly loved.

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Love…

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Birds and Travel theme: Birds Birds

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these two on the top are taken in In a bird sanctuary. These below are taken in BC Canada.

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These were spotted in Kirkkonummi Finland

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the last picture is from San Diego Zoo

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Birds and

Travel theme: Birds

Sunday Stills – Creepy Things

This was hard, I do not often photograph creepy things,

The first is a bird skull found at our summer-house, a bird somehow gotten into our roof and died trying to get out – creepy..

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A small mouse or some other rodent , well creepy?… aah!

But as a women I have to say I do not find them delightful 🙂 I nearly stepped on this when working in the field, cute here, but when in the house

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Shunday Stills, the next Challenge: Creepy Things

Bald Eagle spotted in British Columbia.

I spotted these Bald Eagles Cultus Lake and Boundary Bay, British Columbia. I am so happy to have seen them and been able to take these shots

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It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species,  Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of “white-headed”. The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.

My Morning

The challenge was to photograph your morning. It was hard to come up with shot that would give an inkling of what my morning is like…here are shots I took, the top one is the one I admitted to the challenge…coffee, daily paper – breakfast.

My morning

The hardest part is to leave the warmth of the bed… slowly adjusting, pull a socks on, look out the window  to see the weather  –  breakfast – enjoy the company of my pets, and finally its time to paint my face on…

What a good day

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