Good Fences #31

I kept an eye out for Good Fences while on vacation, too. My long-suffering hubby was so patient while I made frequent stops to photograph everything I saw. 

This Great Egret mingled with the visitors in the park. It timidly moved step by step as everyone with a camera gathered around for photo ops. 

Great Egret and small chain fence

If you look closely, there’s a fence at the base of the lighthouse.

Harbour Town Lighthouse

I liked the colorful houses at Kure Beach, NC. It was such a happy place, though that area bears the brunt of many an Atlantic hurricane.

Kure Beach, NC

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Water World Wednesday

029We were on our way home from North Carolina when we came to a small bridge. Just before crossing the bridge there was a pull-off area and boat ramp; we stopped to stretch our legs. I could have sat on the small dock all day to take in this tranquil scene. 

Sorry I’m not getting by to visit your blogs, we’ve had a lot going on this week.

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Share Your World–2013 Week 4

Can it really be week four already? Cee is changing things up a bit this week, here is what she would like us to do:

Almost everyone has heard of a bucket list which is a list of things you want to do before you die.  List 4 things off your bucket list that you would like to share with us.  Assume that money is no object.  Have a lot of fun with it.  Would you like to fly to the moon, dive to the bottom of the ocean, live a month in India or learn how to tap dance?  What is on your list?

This is even harder than some of her questions! THOUGHT is going to be required, since I’ve never made a Bucket List. Have you made one? Be sure to tell me what is on yours in the comments below, or create your own post and link to Cee’s blog.

The first thing on my list is to get my mother’s wedding ring back from the console of my SUV which ate it today. I was picking up a friend from her car repair shop, and decided to put some lotion on my hands while waiting. I laid my rings atop the console, where mom’s ring slid forward and disappeared into the small space between the radio/climate control panel and the console.

Second, I would like to spend an indefinite amount of time exploring the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina. However, this time would not coincide with active Atlantic hurricanes. M

Third, I would love to meet as many of my blogging friends as possible.

Fourth, take a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies.

Big dreams! What are yours?share-your-world2

Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park–Part 2

Thought I’d share a few more interesting birds with you. 

First up is the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill. This bird is not just another pretty face; it stole my heart and I’d have brought it home if they’d let me! When I walked up to their enclosure, one came to greet me, and leaned into the fence so I could rub its neck. Love at first sight! 

Look at those “eyelashes!” Actually, they are feathers.

Next is the Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove. It is aptly named, don’t you think?

We caught one of the Eurasian Eagle Owls napping.

There was no napping on the side of the park with this crew! Turkey vultures were flying overhead, and the macaws were sounding the intruder alert. They were really loud!

Trumpeter Swans are the largest waterfowl species in North America. Average weight is 21-30 pounds, but a large male may weigh as much as 35. Their wingspan is over seven feet, and an adult will stand four feet tall. They mate for life, and often live 20-30 years. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few more unusual feathered friends.