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Friday’s Hunt v2.27

Friday’s Hunt

Happy New Year! We tied a big bow on 2016 and packed it away; looking forward with anticipation as we open 2017 to see what it has in store for us. Blessings to you! 

Prompts this week: Starts with any letter, Week’s Favorite, and Celebrate

I couldn’t pick just one letter, so here are several on a sign we saw on Hilton Head Island.

Week’s Favorite: Lunch at Panera–Bistro French Onion Soup and Green Goddess Cobb Salad

Celebrate: We celebrated Kai-Le’s birthday (11) a few days before Christmas; she loves to bake.

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Share Your World–2014 Week 48

Share Your World

What are your favorite toppings on pizza?
Onions and Bell Peppers

I want to learn more about …
So many things! I’d like to be able to identify more plants, trees, clouds, etc. 

What are three places you’ve enjoyed visiting?
Aside from family: Walt Disney World, Hilton Head Island, Ocracoke Island

Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?
If I ate cupcakes, and the frosting was good, I’d eat the frosting with the cupcake. 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I was grateful to lose the weight I gained over Thanksgiving, and look forward to the Christmas festivities this weekend with friends, and at church. 

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Won’t you Share Your World with Cee, or in the comments below? Thanks!

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Wild Bird Wednesday #119–Brown Pelican

I’d better hurry and post if I want to get the Brown Pelican in while it is still Wednesday! I got carried away sorting photos into albums and the time flew by. We saw so many Brown Pelicans while we were vacationing along the lower east coast of the U.S. This one had the prime spot on a piling while the others waited patiently on the pier for their ship to come in. 

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A great Great Egret

We had the pleasure of observing this Great Egret on vacation. If you look near the center of this photo, you can detect a small white area in the marsh grass. The first time we visited this pier, the egret was sitting on the railing–helping keep an eye on the bait, I imagine. 

We walked down to see if we could get a closer look.

It wasn’t the least bit shy, just went about its business, preparing for dinner. It took a little maneuvering to get it “just right.” I take having hands for granted! 

Straightening the neck to swallow.

Hmm, I believe I’ll have seconds. Here, Fishy Fishy Fishy!

Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!    NaNoWriMo update word total: 11,714 

Wings, or Tail, or Both

Today’s post features some small (but quick) subjects; but unfortunately, the photographer doesn’t move as fast. The first two pictures are a bit blurred, and I apologize. This was the first time I’d ever seen a Gulf Fritillary and wanted to share. I had been shooting TIFF files, and they take longer to load, making it hard to shoot quickly. Note to self:  Not good for chasing butterflies. 

Featuring wings, here we have the Gulf Fritillary.

For the tail section, a newt. (Not to be confused with Newt, the  political figure).

And for both wings and tails, here is a long-tailed skipper. (Skippers are identified by the hook at the end of the antenna). This was my first sighting of one of these, also. Loved the color! Its texture reminded me of velvet.Thanks for looking. I can’t believe it’s Friday already, hope you have a great weekend.