Wild Bird Wednesday #124

Wild Bird Wednesday

This is what I found in my backyard this morning.


Pigeons put the WILD in Wild Bird Wednesday. They must have had a wild party while I slept. I wish I’d witnessed the feeder finding its way to the ground.

Sorry about the photo quality, there were raindrops on my window. We have wind and rain today–lots of both. Here are some shots from a drier day:


White-throated Sparrow


Northern Cardinal, male


Northern Cardinal, female

Joining the party at Wild Bird Wednesday
Thanks, Stewart!


Macro: Roses

I visited the botanical garden Monday, it was warm for a change! There was still a bit of color left in the rose garden, sharing it with you today.

Please pardon the appendages, it was a windy day.

Linking with I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2


Monday Morning Hero

When I looked out the kitchen window this morning, a hawk sat right here:


And to its left, sat our contender.


This brave little squirrel charged at the hawk over and over. The hawk would spread its wings and lean toward the squirrel, but finally gave up and took its hunting elsewhere.


That was a good morning’s work–now where are those peanuts?

We found evidence a hawk visited over the weekend, and got one of our feathered friends. Thanks, Squirrel Hero, for sending it on its way–with an empty tummy.

Skywatch Friday–November 20, 2014 Edition

Skywatch Friday


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Good Fences #35

Good Fences #35

Here are a couple more vacation photos with fences, gate, posts without fence(??). I’m always pushing the limits, wondering how long before TexWis boots me off the island.

These were taken at Fort Fisher, NC.

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Wild Bird Wednesday #123 and WATW

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around the World (WATW)

Situated in the Atlantic Flyway, the lake at Mt. Trashmore is filled with migrating waterfowl.

Situated in the Atlantic Flyway, the lake at Mt. Trashmore hosts many migrating waterfowl.

Many are Double-crested Cormorants

Many are Double-crested Cormorants.

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and Wednesday Around the World



Share Your World–2014 Week 46

Share Your World

Here are Cee’s questions for this week:

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep? 

I think I’ve answered this before, so here’s the updated version: A clean, comfortable bed and an ocean nearby. 

Music or silence while working?

It depends on what I’m working on, but more than likely, there is music.

If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?

I’d leave the dust behind, for sure, but would take our iron bed frame, the treadmill, and the Miele dishwasher. 

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

I’ve never ridden a bull, but I don’t think I’d like to. 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful my “speaking engagement” is behind me, looking forward to a few days to recover. ;) 

Take it away, readers! Now it’s your turn to share your answers. You may create a post and link to Cee’s blog, or leave your responses in the comments below. Thanks for sharing your world with me!