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Share Your World–March 27, 2017

Share Your World

Great Blue Heron

Cee’s questions for this week; I hope you’ll share your answers, too!

Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?
I only know my oldest brother claims to have picked my name.

Music or silence while working?
Depends on what I’m doing, however, I’ll listen to birds singing any time. 

If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?
I referred to Cee’s anwer for clarity on this question–she’s looking for what items (aside from these listed) are special.
1) Art supplies
2) Quilts handed down through family
3) My botanical garden membership (a gift from a friend)

The Never List: What are things you know you never will do?
Bungee jumping, aerial acrobatics, get control of my email, get hubby to hike overnight…

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Thankful for warm days and walks at the botanical garden, more of the same! 

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Wild Bird Wednesday – #204 Great Blue Heron

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sorry I haven’t been able to visit as much this past week, life’s been a little busy around here. 

This was taken ten days ago, when I escaped to the botanical garden where all is right with the world. Or so it seems. A raccoon foraged for food about 3:00 in the afternoon. That seemed a bit early for a nocturnal animal, but considering it was spring, there were probably little ones somewhere waiting to be fed. My camera is still acting up, and I couldn’t get a decent shot of it. Frustrating. 

I walked my usual trail, hoping for some birding activity. As I neared the dock where I often see the Great Blue Heron, that’s where my gaze was focused, off to the right of the path. As the path curved left ahead of me, I caught movement in my peripheral vision. Turning my head, what do I see but the Great Blue Heron smack in front of me in the middle of the trail, holding a fish! We were both startled, and since it had wings, it took off for the dock. 

Content with what might be a decent photo, I moseyed on my way and hadn’t gone far when I saw what I believe to be the underside of an Osprey close overhead. Sorry, no photo of that one, either. That could explain why the heron sought the cover of the tree canopy, evading others that might want to snatch away his dinner. 

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday where anyone can join in the fun, or just stop by to see birds from all over the world.

Great Blue Heron
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Friday Randomness

Friday Randomness

Sharing a few random thoughts from this week. 

1. Our pretty yellow Goldfinch is losing his brilliant feathers already. 

Someone needs to clean the birdbath…

2. I learned a shadier spot will decrease algae growth in the birdbath. Looks like we’ll need to move it.

3. I walked around the lake at Mt. Trashmore this afternoon, and around the neighborhood with hubby this evening. Nothing but blue sky this afternoon.

4. Lots of company at the park on a beautiful day.

5. I liked the Great Blue Heron‘s reflection earlier this week.

That’s it for my randomness. What have you been up to?
I’m having trouble staying awake, hope to catch up with your blogs this weekend. Have a great one!