Monday, April 29, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"We don't remember days, we remember moments."




July 2, 2009 our Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 9 day cruise out of Baltimore. I took photos of the ship going under the Key Bridge. The bridge was hit by a container ship and collapsed on March 26 2024.  Thoughts and prayers to all who were involved in this tragic bridge collapse. 


"Live each day like it's your last."



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

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 541

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


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1. This one of two bunnies that I always see in our yard. The White-throated Sparrow is one of my winter birds, still being seen. 





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3. Not the best photos of the Eastern Phoebe, taken from my kitchen window. I am seeing some spring birds moving in even though my winter birds have not left.  





4. Our walk on our local fire road, we met a new neighbor with her three cute dogs. They were friendly dogs and seemed happy to meet us too.





5. Another day our walk was to the lake, we saw a few Canada Geese and two Double-crested Cormorants.





6. A view of the Prettyboy reservoir, the trees were starting to see signs of spring. The buds are a red color. 





7. A closer look at the Double-crested Cormorants.





8. A Canada Geese looks to be sitting on a nest next to the water.  




9. Sometimes I am lucky capturing birds in my yard and on my deck. On this day I saw both the Downy Woodpecker and the Hairy Woodpecker stop for some of the nuggets I put out on the deck railing. The photos shows the size difference between the two different woodpeckers. The Hairy Woodpecker is much larger. The Downy Woodpecker is about 6 1/2 inches compare it to the Hairy Woodpecker is 9 inches.





Another puzzle completed, looks like a scene from an African safari.  





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Monday, April 22, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico


"Life is a beautiful reflection of your thoughts, light your thoughts well."




"Your fountain of happiness is just a reflection away."


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

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 540

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


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These are photos from our visit to Conowingo Dam and the Susquehanna River. We saw lots of Bald Eagles, Vultures and great view of the Great Blue Heron rookery. 


1. The Bald Eagles both adults and juveniles were all around the dam area and river. Some were standing on rocks along the river, in the trees and perched on the dam sign. 





2. On the photo below there are two juvenile Bald Eagles with one adult Eagle. 





3. How many Bald Eagles can you find in the tree below? I found 8 eagles. 




4. This Bald Eagle found something to stare at, a possible meal?






5. The warning sign at the end of the island. There were 2 juvenile Eagles with one adult.







6. The Black Vultures are plentiful at Conowingo. There are warning signs about these vultures eating the rubber off of car windows that are parked in the lot. 





7. At Conowingo I think the Black Vultures outnumber the Turkey Vultures.  They hang out in big groups in the trees and on the ground. 




8.  Here is a Turkey Vulture showing off it's wing span. 







9. The Great Blue Heron rookery is on a small island in the middle of the Susquehanna River just a short distance from the Conowingo Dam. It is great to see so many Heron nests, they are doing well. 





10. I always enjoy seeing the Great Blue Herons, they have a nice rookery at Conowingo.  




11. It is amazing to see how many herons there are, on or around the tiny nest.  





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Monday, April 15, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Life is an adventure that is best lived boldly."



Belize beach resort

"Paradise is just one beach away."


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

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 539

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


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This is a mish-mash of photos from various days and walks to the lake, on the fire road, a few of my yard birds and a visit with our son's family.

1. Our walk to the lake, it was a warm day.  It was nice to see the turtles out sunny themselves on a log.




2. A larger look at the Slider Turtles, they are always fun to see.  




3. During our walks to the lake, we have seen the Canada Geese hanging in this same spot multiple times. 




4. The Downy Woodpecker is a daily visitor to my yard, it also enjoys the suet nuggets. 





5. The White-throated Sparrow is a winter bird that enjoys the suet nuggets I put out for my yard birds.  One day I saw a female Pine Warbler grabbing a few nuggets, I was sorry I missed getting a photo. 





6. We saw the Brown Creeper during one of our walks on the local fire road. 





7. One day we had lunch with our son and his family and enjoyed watching our grandsons playing on their new playset. The Grand-dogs enjoyed being out in the yard with us all. 







8. A puzzle I completed in early March, the undersea life, the colorful fish are so pretty.  




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Monday, April 8, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Happiness is an inside job."






"Happiness is enjoying life's simple pleasures."


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

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 538

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


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It's the first Saturday in April and time is just flying by. I am still behind sharing photos, these are from our getaway to the Maryland shore back in Feb 8-10 2024. Now I am hoping to see our Spring-Summer birds return to my yard and neighborhood.


1. Mosaic is mainly showing the Tundra Swans, a native swan in Maryland. They are seen in the winter months. 




2. In the photo below, there the Tundra Swans, Canada Geese, a few Northern Pintails and a few other ducks across the pond.




3.  The wildlife refuge has always some Bald Eagles, either flying around or perched in a tree.





4.  A male and female Northern Shoveler. 




5. Below are a group of Northern Pintails. 




6. The Tundra Swan flock was flying in to land on the pond. 




7. We saw a few Great Blue Herons around the wildlife drive and refuge. 





8. Leaving Bombay Hook NWR we drove past a field with a huge group of Snow Geese.  I was able pull over on the side of the road to take a few photos.  






9. A closer look at the Snow Geese in the field. 






10. Another puzzle finished, one of my favorites with the polar bear and northern lights. 





Extra photo: Easter with the grandson and family.



I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post.



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Monday, April 1, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."




Grand Tetons, Wyoming. This is one of my many happy places. 


"The past is a place to learn from, not to live in."


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

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Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a ha ppy new week! "If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere." Saguaro N...