Thursday, May 17, 2012

Another Skywatch Curacao

I am linking up my Curacao sunset with Skywatch Friday.

Every morning during our vacation, I would jump out of bed and head for the balcony to check the weather and look for any of the birds in the trees near our balcony.


A couple of Tropical Mockingbirds working on their nest. I watched these two everyday from our balcony.


 On this day we arranged an open air jeep tour of the Christoffel National Park . We stopped at various parts of the island. Turbines are found everywhere even in Curacao.

A view of Mt Christoffel, the highest point on the island of Curacao. There are various trails around the mountain and one that takes you to the top for a view of the island.


Can you find the hummingbird at the plant? Not sure what this plant is called but it had a tall stalk and at the top were these yellow blooms.

 After our day of sightseeing by the open air jeep we went back to our room and sitting on our balcony was one of the Troupial Orioles.



Time for dinner and another gorgeous sunset at our resort.


I loved seeing the sun looking so big setting into the ocean.


To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit: Skywatch Friday.
Thanks to the hosts: Sylvia and Sandy.  Also, thanks for stopping by to see my skies. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

45 comments:

Phil said...

Hi Eileen and thanks for staying loyal to another Bird Blog while I was away. Looks like you had a great holiday too with equally wonderful sunny days.

Linda said...

The photos of the sunset were simply gorgeous! I did see the hummingbird, but would have totally missed it if you hadn't told us to look! Those flowers must be huge!

Nature Rambles said...

Your sunset views are simply stunning!! I also loved the hummer n the blooms. Lovely shot of the mockingbirds and the oriole.

Have a great weekend!

jane said...

What beautiful shots - lovely blog - how tiny that hummingbird must be - I have never seen one - and the oriole has such colourful plumage - thanks for sharing Jane UK

ShySongbird said...

I know I keep saying it Eileen but what a wonderful place!! All the beautiful birds and those wonderful views....breathtaking! Lovely photos here and on the posts since I last visited.

Bob Bushell said...

What a beauty, the sunset, the birds and all others.

Jenn Jilks said...

I do so love your travel photos! Thanks for sharing them.
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Happyone said...

I love the turbines. I think they look like aliens and I am mesmerized looking at them.

I did find the hummingbird on the flower on the right but it took me a while.

The sunsets are beautiful!!

TexWisGirl said...

the mountain is beautiful. the mockingbird couple is too cute.

sceneoftranquility said...

Lovely sunset at the resort,those wind Turbines are so near the seaside,
i wonder whether they have any rust problems?

Jo said...

What a beautiful post of your lovely holiday. I saw the hummingbird, but also only because you pointed it out! Thanks for your continued visits and kind comments on my blog. Have a great day. Jo

Tiago Braga said...

fantastic photos, love the ones with burd, the sunset and the second one! i mean i love them all :P
great job, keep going =)

ladyfi said...

More stunning shots. The sunsets are marvellous.

Karin M. said...

Wow...das Vogelpaar ist so süß, sie schauen sehr interessiert in die Welt. Auch die anderen Fotos sind sehr schön. Besonders gut gefallen mir aber die Sonnenuntergänge, die Aufnahmen sind traumhaft schön. Ich bin begeistert...
Liebe Grüße, Karin

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those sunsets are sensational to say the least. Wonderful photos.

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful skies! :)

Gary said...

Beautiful scenes and birds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carletta said...

A beautiful series Eileen!
All of your sunset shots from Curacao have been fabulous as are these!
I don't think I would have wanted to leave seeing scenes like that every evening. :)

HansHB said...

This is great! Happy SkyWatch to you!

LifeRamblings said...

looks like a perfect getaway. gorgeous birds and skies.

Karen said...

Looks like a splendid place to relax!

Sylvia K said...

I do love those glorious sunsets! Incredible colors and so dramatic! Terrific captures, Eileen!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---your pictures from that place are awesome. Bet it was hard to go home.. BUT--if you are like me, as great as a vacation is, it's always good to get home and sleep in our own bed....

Hugs,
Betsy

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Rohrerbot said...

Again...very cool shots. I don't know why but I love windmills...and the waves near them make the whole pic cool. And I SEE the HUMMER!!!!! What color?? I wonder what it was.....I've been trying to capture these little birds. My series is coming up soon on them and I've been hunting down each of them around the canyons, etc here. And I think your sunset shots are always incredible. You are like me....jumping up at the first light to capture the sky or birds etc. You have me excited about summer vacation:)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds and that sunset is gorgeous.

SquirrelQueen said...

I didn't realize how big those flowers were until I spotted the little hummer. Gorgeous shots Eileen. I love your last sunset photo!

Luna Miranda said...

spectacular tropical sunset! the birds are beautiful, too. great photos.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, the mockinbird couple is simply adorable! and the sunset shots.
looks like a fantastic place to relax.

beautiful photos, eileen!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

how lovely to have the orioles and mocking birds so close by!

I spotted the humming bird on the plant!

rainfield61 said...

There are birds following you through the holidays, though they may speak in different dialects.

Francisca said...

That Troupial Orioles was just waiting for you to capture him... how lovely! I've been slowed down in my blogging by the China firewall, so I missed seeing that you've been on another trip. Lucky you, Eileen. And you found plenty of bird watching treasure (yes, I see the hummingbird). The sunset shots actually make me homesick for Manila... typical tropical skies. Beautiful.

Lina Gustina said...

Fantastic sunset shots, Eileen.
Thanks for dropping by. You're right, it's a sun dog phenomenon.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That place was a birding miracle! (And sky-watching one too!). That oriole is about ready to fly into your room I think!)

NatureFootstep said...

like all of it for different reasons. Always loved an angry ocean. And birds as you know. :)

chubskulit said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Please come and see the Sky View at a football field. Have a great weekend!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful series!
Thanks for sharing from this wonderful place.
Have a great weekend.
Mette

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the beautiful palm trees! What a magnificent view!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

such gorgeous sunset shots! WoW!

magiceye said...

beautiful captures all!!

Liz said...

Another wonderful series of photos! I love the turbines against the rugged seas. That mountain is beautiful and what a treat to have birds like that on your verandah!! What a lovely holiday.

toby said...

Breathtaking, wow!

eden said...

Beautiful photos. And yes, I saw the hummingbird.

Debbie said...

my blog list is not updating correctly ;((

gorgeous, warm colors in the sunset!!

Minoru said...

There are many beautiful photos. I enjoyed them very much. I like the Sunsetting landscape photos especially.
Have a nive day.