Share Your World–June 12, 2017

Share Your World

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I’m late to the “Share Your World” party, again. We were quite late getting home Sunday. As we neared the tunnel, it became evident three lanes of traffic were merging into one. People were losing patience, three met by accident…Tuesday I met a friend for lunch and visited an antique shop. Hubby woke me this morning to tell me the hot water heater was out of order. Thankfully, ours is in the garage. He took a personal day from work and donned his plumber’s hat.

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you do that is not part of your regular daytime routine?
Lately, blogging slipped from my regular routine, so it’s nice to catch up when I can. I enjoy online workshops for mixed media art, card making, jewelry making.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
That would require a good deal of thought, to use it wisely. 

What makes you laugh the most?
Two shows, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?
Trying to maintain internet security. 

Optional 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 we had time with the family; I look forward to progress on our living room project. 

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Friday’s Hunt v3.20

Friday’s Hunt

This week’s prompts are Starts with T, Week’s Favorite, and Food.

T is for Trail

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Mirror Lake, Norfolk Botanical Garden

Week’s Favorite and All Seasons: Light and Airy describe the layers of the dress.

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Out of my comfort zone: Street photography is a type of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places.

Food

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The Osprey grasps its fish dinner with the talons of its right foot. 

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Wild Bird Wednesday #251

Wild Bird Wednesday

Double-crested Cormorant–Immature

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I stopped by the Double-crested Cormorant “hang out” when visiting Norfolk Botanical Garden. There weren’t as many as in this post. Their double crest is only seen on adult birds during breeding season. I found the feathered-wing patterns interesting on this juvenile, as the adults are solid black. 

Cormorants differ from other water birds, having less preening oil on their feathers. That is why they are often seen perched near water with wings expanded to facilitate drying. These “water-logged” feathers help them stay submerged as they glide underwater in search of fish, their diet staple. 

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Friday’s Hunt v3.19

Friday’s Hunt

Gee, time flies when you’re having fun! This week, we’re hunting for Starts with S, Week’s Favorite, and Family.

S is for having a seed stuck on one’s beak. This is my favorite, the weather hasn’t cooperated for much picture taking this week–since I got my camera back! And this little House Finch is one of three new family members visiting the feeder.

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Wild Bird Wednesday #246

Wild Bird Wednesday
All Seasons

I haven’t had much to share lately, but today I snapped a much-anticipated shot and couldn’t wait to share it with you. 

It’s almost time for the Yellow-rumped Warbler to tweet his final goodbye and head north. He’s changing into his spiffy new attire, ready to impress the ladies when he returns home. He’s a handsome catch! This represents the color of spring for me.

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Not all that long ago, he hunkered down in the cold in his nondescript browns and blended into the wintry background. Except for that little yellow rump. I’m going to miss the constant guarding of “his” territory, the high-speed chases that ensued. Godspeed, little buddy. 

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