Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday! I wish everyone a great new week!


"The sea is an underwater museum still awaiting it's visitors."




Anini Beach Park, located on the north shore of Kauai. It was a favorite snorkel spot.

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."


"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 463

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I have more Kauai photos, I will be sharing some more of my lifer birds. Going through my photos so far I found 16 new birds in Kauai. My life list is up to 496. These photos are from Anini Beach and the Hanalei NWR. 


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1. Sept 26, below scenes and birds seen at the Anini Beach Park. A cute dog and his Mama go sailing, hubby snorkeling, chicken, White-rumped Shama, Anini Beach, a view of the Kileaua Point Lighthouse, Red-crested Cardinal, mural on the restroom, two Red-crested Cardinals.





2. The White-rumped Shama is a thrush like bird, non-native and was introduced to Kauai. It is black with the white spot on the rump and has a brick orange breast and belly and a long black tail.





3. The Red-crested Cardinals were one of my favorite Kauai birds. 





4.  We visited the Hanalei NWR, it is were we saw the Hawaiian Coot and the Hawaiian Gallinule, the Hawaiian Nene Goose and a distant Black-crowned Night Heron. We walked a little on the Okolehao Trail, mostly a dirt trail with lots of tree roots. I heard a lot of birds on this trail but they were hidden in all the greenery. 





5. The Nene Goose is found exclusively found on the Hawaiian Islands. It is Hawaii's State Bird. Status is endangered.  





6. The Hawaiian Coot, it is smaller than the American Coot with a larger more bulbous frontal shield above the white bill.





7. Hawaiian Gallinule or also called the Hawaiian Moorhen, the difference from our Moorhen is their shorter wings and longer legs. It has the red bill with a yellow tip. 





8. A view of the Hanalei NWR from the overlook. We started off our walk down in the valley, you can just barely make out the one lane road next to the stream.  




A bonus image, we went for a visit to see the grandkids after being away. Here is hubby (Pop-pop) dancing with Wyatt and it looks like the grand-dogs wanted to dance too. 





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Monday, October 24, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! I wish everyone a great new week!


"The way blue ocean water is reflection of the sky, your actions are reflections of your thoughts."




Lawai Beach Park, Lawai Kauai

"Live the life you dreamed."


"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 462

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Kauai was our first big trip since Iceland in 2019,  after 2 years of avoiding Covid and Grand-dog sitting for 8 months. I am breaking down my trip photos, I have SO many to share.  Every day of our trip started out with watching the sunrise in front of our hotel. 


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The rest of the day was driving to various spots to snorkel, sightsee and bird watching. 


1. Me and my shadow, views of the beach at Lawai, Zebra Dove, White-tailed Tropicbirds at Wailua Waterfalls, chickens, Hawaiian Stilts. 




2. The Zebra Doves are pretty, A common bird seen on the island.




3. Chickens are everywhere in Kauai. 




4. Wailua Waterfalls




5. The White-tailed Tropicbirds were flying around the cliffs at the Wailua Waterfalls, they are beautiful birds but hard to capture in flight. 




6. Menehune Fish Pond overlook




7. A good distance away at the Menehune Fish Pond I was able to find the Hawaiian Stilts. 





8. The Cattle Egrets are seen all around the island, usually I saw them along the road while driving. 




Stayed tuned, lots more Kauai photos to come, I hope you enjoyed this post.


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Monday, October 17, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday Everyone! I wish you all a happy new week!

"Stand still and dream, because life is worth living at the beach."




"Sunrise: proof the best things in life are free."


"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 461

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I was missing for a week at the end of September, hubby and I were enjoying a trip to Kauai, Hawaii. We were there 32 and a half years ago and it was one of our favorite places to visit. I took over 1500 photos of scenery, flowers and birds. Maybe a few critters too. I am sharing photos from the first two days. 

1. Scenes from our hotel in Wailua Bay, the hotel had a nice view and a pond with the koi fish. Chickens had run of the place and a few cats. 




2. The Common Myna bird was seen at the resort and all around the island. They were everywhere.





3. The Zebra Dove, a lifer for me, was another common bird seen all around the island. 





4. The Roosters were seen all around, chasing other chickens away. They were crowing all day. 





5. These Roosters were plentiful, very colorful and pretty. 




6. The Red-crested Cardinals a lifer for me, they were seen in various spots too. 





7. A Green Sea Turtle seen on the Poipu Beach. 





8. The Pacific Golden Plover was another lifer and a common bird, I had sightings in various spots around the island. 




9. This is one of the many cats seen at the resort, it seemed to like to sit in this spot in the open air lobby. 




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Monday, October 10, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week! 


High Falls and Covered Bridge at DuPont State Forest North Carolina

"Life is bliss if spent close to nature."




A view of the High Falls



"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home."

"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 460

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


1. Sept 10th, a Downy Woodpecker comes to our deck for a peanut. 




Sorry some of these birds and images look familiar but they are taken later in the month of September. 


2. Sept 10th, can you find 2 Cape May Warblers in the photo below, at one is somewhat hidden. 





3. Sept 10th, below are the female and male Cape May Warblers, they been in our yard and eating these berries for a few days. 






4. Sept 12th, the Northern Cardinals love the berries too. 





5. Sept 13th, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are getting ready for their trip south.  







6. Sept 13th, hubby and I walked almost 3 miles on the NCR bike trail in Parkton. We had a great sighting of the Belted Kingfisher and there were some Red-eyed Vireos and other unknown warblers. 





7. Sept 13th, a larger look at the Belted Kingfisher. 




8. Sept 14th , hubby and I took our morning walk to the lake. We heard more birds than I was able to see and photograph. On the lake we saw one Double-crested Cormorant and the usual Belted Kingfisher.  




9. Sept 15th, some of my backyard birds. I am not seeing the usual variety of warblers I have seen in the past.  The most common warblers this year have been the Cape May Warbler and the Tennessee Warbler. I saw at least 10 or more Cape May Warblers on the berries, included are the more colorful male, the female and some of the juveniles. 



10. Sept 18th, other birds like these berries too I have seen the Mockingbird and the Downy Woodpecker eating the berries too.  





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Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week! 


Elk seen near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky National Park in Cherokee North Carolina. 



"Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions and they pass no criticisms."








"Animals have few rights, but they have every right to be here."


Mingus Mill, Cherokee North Carolina




"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 459

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Again I am sorry to be late commenting and visiting your posts. I will be catching up with all your blogs as soon as possible. Thanks for the links, comments and visits. 


1. Sept 8th,  I am still enjoying the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in my yard and at the feeders. I just love these cute little birds, they should be heading south soon. 






2. Sept 8th, hubby and I took a walk on the local fire road. I could hear lots of Blue Jays, Crows and the Nuthatches. Walking back down our road I heard and saw my first of the year Red-Breasted Nuthatch. A lousy photo, the Nuthatch flew off the branch as I was snapping a photo.  You can make out the dark eye line and the white supercilium. 






3. Sept 8th, in the backyard, I am still seeing the Black Swallowtails, Monarch and Fritillary butterflies, the hummers are still here and the flowers are looking beautiful.






4. Sept 8th,  exactly 8 months the grand dogs are headed to their new home with my son and his family. See you next time, Nibbles and Winnie. 





5. Sept 9th,  Just hubby and I on this walk to the lake. The Slider turtles were out on a limb catching some sunshine.






6. Sept 9th, a Double-crested Cormorant found a perch in the middle of the lake. 





7.  Sept 9th, back in our yard, the birds are enjoying the berries on the Devil's Walking Stick.   Below are the Gray Catbird and Cape May Warbler.






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