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Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Here's a great egret that I saw this morning flying pass some trees on a small island in the lake.
"Visit a pond or coastal marsh and look for an all-white bird—slightly smaller than a Great Blue Heron, with black legs and a yellow bill. It may be wading slowly or standing stock-still, peering intently at the water as it searches for fish. If you live outside of the species’ breeding range, you may still see Great Egrets in late summer as they move about widely before heading to their wintering grounds." - allaboutbirds.org
Morning catch, 20230921
I went to the lake this morning, hoping to find some birds feeding. While out there, I saw a bird flying above the lake and started taking pictures. Turns ns out it was an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus). The bird was a long way off, so the photos aren't that great, this one shows the bird right after catching a fish. But darn it all, I missed the dive and splash.
"Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming. These large, rangy hawks do well around humans and have rebounded in numbers following the ban on the pesticide DDT. Hunting Ospreys are a picture of concentration, diving with feet outstretched and yellow eyes sighting straight along their talons." - allaboutbirds.org
Good morning. 🕊️🕊️🕊️
21 September 2023
Hmmm ... I've been up for forty minutes already. Charlie was sitting by the bedroom door whining at 5 AM, I can't hear him, but my wife can hear a feather drop in a thunderstorm. So here I am doing my own early morning whining. :)
I've been reading list "on the line." You know, list like "20 useless things that boomers do," "Here are 23 Coolest Gadgets Nobody Would Think Of," or "21 times parent got roasted by their own kids and had to share sassiness online." There seems to be a lot to list about boomers now days. Amazingly, I'm certain that somebody gets paid to sit down and come up with lists of things, no matter how nonsensical, but I suppose it's all fun, or supposed to be.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” - Dr. Seuss
Morning catch, 20230920
Here is a scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea), female I think, on her way to South America, I'm sure. She was hanging around in an oak tree beyond my fence. This is the first time to photograph one of these, maybe I'll see a male. Who knows.
"Male Scarlet Tanagers are among the most blindingly gorgeous birds in an eastern forest in summer, with blood-red bodies set off by jet-black wings and tail. They’re also one of the most frustratingly hard to find as they stay high in the forest canopy singing rich, burry songs. The yellowish-green, dark-winged females can be even harder to spot until you key in on this bird’s chick-burr call note. In fall, males trade red feathers for yellow-green and the birds take off for northern South America." - allaboutbirds.org
Acabo de descubrir que Dennis Hopper también era fotógrafo y me he enamorado de sus instantáneas.
𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙨 𝙃𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙖 𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙨.
📸 Dennis Hopper photos (1961-1967)
1. Double standard
2. On the Road
3. Kissing Booth
4. Paul Newman
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
I post a lot of photos of these birds because there are a lot of them around here this year. It's interesting to watch them fly in and out of the forest.
"Carolina Chickadees may be found in deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous woodlands, swamps, riparian areas, open woods and parks, and also in suburban and urban areas." - allaboutbirds.org
Good morning, friends. 🌻🌻🌻
20 September 2023
Remember a few days ago, I wrote about ordering a new Canon 90D camera from Ebay and an amazing price. I also mentioned that it seemed almost too good to be true and was thinking that there might be a catch. Well, there is a slight catch, but not a big deal ... yet. The camera was mailed from China and is in transit, evidently by ship. So ... my new camera is coming by a slow boat from China. :) It's really no big problem, besides I took the deal with my eyes wide open.
"You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it." - Denzel Washington
#Amber is found in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, brown, red, and black. It is also found in a variety of shapes, including tears, beads, and rods.
📷 Just for fun, here is a random photo from my collection of beautiful places lost in time. Would you like to hear its story? Did something catch your eye? Ask me a question in the comments!
It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's a bird.
I happened to catch this blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) shooting through the air. It's a really lucky shot, because they move pretty fast and their movements are normally short hops between trees.
Morning catch, 20230919.
I love it when I photograph a species of bird for the first time. This is a white eyed vireo (Vireo griseus).
"Thickets and scrubby areas seem to vibrate with the spunky song of the White-eyed Vireo every summer in the southeastern United States. From the depths of a thicket, a yellow-spectacled bird peers through, its white eye gleaming and its yellow sides shining. It forages in the understory often out of sight but sings nearly all day to let you know it's there. It spends the winter along the coast in the United States and farther south in Mexico, the Caribbean, and northern Central America." - allaboutbirds.org
Good morning. 🐕🐕🐕
19 September 2023
This dog is from a neighbor down the street. He usually barks when he sees Ben and Charlie out in the yard, a pretty high-pitched bark. I don't know the dog's name or his breed. In this photograph, the dog is in our yard barking and following us as we embark on our daily walk. He is a free roamer, one of only two dogs in the neighborhood who are not strictly controlled by their owners.
I was surprised that he ventured into our yard because Charlie is pretty territorial and has run this dog and his partner off more than once. But Charlie usually responds to my commands and when I told Charlie to leave the dog alone, he did.
“There's a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash.” - Don Sullivan
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Rolleiflex 2.8 D • Kodak Tri-X 400 • 2023
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I am far more comfortable behind the lens, but occasionally I take a photo as a memento of a nice day. And this was indeed a very lovely day 💙
Birds of a feather.
Here are three house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus) in a tree. They arrived together for breakfast.
"House Finches eat almost exclusively plant materials, including seeds, buds and fruits. Wild foods include wild mustard seeds, knotweed, thistle, mulberry, poison oak, cactus, and many other species. In orchards, House Finches eat cherries, apricots, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, blackberries, and figs. At feeders they eat black oil sunflower over the larger, striped sunflower seeds, millet, and milo." - allaboutbirds.org
We all need water.
There is a group of blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) that I see every morning. I'm not sure how many there are, but there are at least four. They are more cautious than the cardinals, titmice, chickadees, and finches. Therefore, they are less likely to come to the feeders while I'm sitting in the yard. This photo, I took through the storm door. I do see them around in the trees flying here and there looking for an acorn (their favorite, BTW). I set out peanuts for them, but they usually wait until I go back inside before getting the peanuts.
"Tool use has never been reported for wild Blue Jays, but captive Blue Jays used strips of newspaper to rake in food pellets from outside their cages." - allaboutbirds.org
BLOOPER Alert. Was out on an adventure looking for wildlife in Florida and there it was. A perfect Canadian Goose gracefully drinking water. I snuck up on it & started taking pics, like 10 of them. Then I got to thinking, he sure is drinking a lot of water. Yeah, it's fake. 👍😂
Good morning. 👩💻👩💻👩💻
18 September 2023
I pretty much slept in until nine this morning. Oh, I got up and delt with Ben and Charlie, but after letting them out early this morning, I laid down again and after feeding them later in the morning, I laid back down again. But last night, I finished the book that I've been reading.
I've noticed that Universeodon started having technical issues again yesterday evening, I'm no longer able to unboost postings. Also, image rendering is really slow. It's odd, I'm not getting any new postings from other people, but I sent out a "test" toot this morning and received a reply. Of course, to be fair, the reply said: "it's not working."
“Computers are heaven-sent when they work and hell-spawn when they don't. There's just not much middle ground when it comes to technology.” - Dani Harper
Visiting the south of France during an August heatwave, to visit some hot locations? Count me in! I explored chateaux, houses & thermal spas.
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White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)
These juvenile white ibises flew over this morning while Ben and Charlie took me for a walk. They circled around a couple times as if getting their bearings.
"White Ibises occur in many types of wetlands including swamps, mangroves, flooded pastures, freshwater marshes, and shallow ponds. They forage most often in wet areas with less than 8 inches of water and sparse, short vegetation, but they also forage on lawns and in parks, especially in southern Florida where they are now accustomed to humans. They nest in colonies in trees and shrubs near fresh, brackish, or salt water. During the nesting season, they forage more frequently in freshwater wetlands because nestlings cannot safely consume large amounts of salt. During the nonbreeding season, they use coastal wetlands more frequently." - allaboutbirds.org
Morning catch 20230917
This great egret (Ardea alba) flew over this morning.
"Great Egrets fly slowly but powerfully: with just two wingbeats per second their cruising speed is around 25 miles an hour." - allaboutbirds.org
Good morning. 🌊☕☕
17 September 2023
The coffee is good this morning but it's still hard to get going. I had a hard time going to sleep last night so I took a melatonin, it doesn't take much of that to help me sleep. The problem is I'm still sleepy in the morning. It also makes me dream, sometimes the dreams are unsettling. Not nightmares per se, but not pleasant either.
I have had the occasional nightmare while sleeping though. The kind that leaves you frozen with horror, unable to move and wanting to force yourself awake. Those dreams, like most dreams, usually dissipate quickly when I wake, no longer able to recall the details, only that it was bad.
“The night before seemed like a nightmare, a vague dream, that, as all nightmares, is unreal and transparent when the bright light of day shines upon it.” - Stephen King
Into the forest.
Here's a female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) just before she disappeared into the forest. The photo isn't so great but it's still interesting. If I would just remember to look over my fence at dawn in the morning, I'd problem catch a bunch of them in my yard. I see fresh tracks around everyday.
Titmouse on a swing.
This tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is at a feeder shaped like a swing. The bird grabbed a whole peanut and flew away. I thought the peanuts were too big for the titmice ... guess not.
"The oldest known wild Tufted Titmouse was at least 13 years, 3 months old. It was banded in Virginia in 1962 and found in the same state in 1974." - allaboutbirs.org
Some of these are just beautiful!
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Here's regal looking ruby throated humming bird (Archilochus colubris).
"Like all hummingbirds, ruby-throats are precision flyers with the ability to fly full out and stop in an instant, hang motionless in midair, and adjust their position up, down, sideways, and backwards with minute control. They dart between nectar sources with fast, straight flights or sit on a small twig keeping a lookout, bill waving back and forth as the bird looks around. Male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds aggressively defend flowers and feeders, leading to spectacular chases and dogfights, and occasional jabs with the beak. They typically yield to larger hummingbird species (in Mexico) and to the notoriously aggressive Rufous Hummingbird. Males give a courtship display to females that enter their territory, making a looping, U-shaped dive starting from as high as 50 feet above the female." - allaboutbirds.org
Good morning. 🏖️🩴☕
15 September 2023
My wife and I drove to Alexandria, Louisiana yesterday and had lunch at a fancy. restaurant with tables and everything. :) While we were there, my wife did some shopping at Burlington's, a store that challenges my sanity. So, I dropped her off and went to Books-a-Million. I picked up the latest Stephen King book, " Holly." When we got home our water was off, it is again this morning.
We never really think about the convenience of running water in our homes until the water stops running. My wife and I usually keep plenty of drinking water around. The biggest problem is that the bathrooms stop working.
"The way we live in the West we live like kings. People moan about this and that in Britain, but we have running water, electricity, security and a rule of law and so many people in the world don't have these". - Bill Bailey
Good morning. 🍁🍁🍁
14 September 2023
I ordered another camera from Ebay, another Canon 90D. It was listed as new for an excellent price. I warned myself that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. But I decided to take the chance. Ebay advertises some sort of money back guarantee. Anyway, the asking price was probably more than selling it to a dealer. Time will tell whether it is a good deal.
I have two large lenses and I sometimes switch between them depending on the subject and distance, so I want to have both mounted and ready. I already have a Canon t3i, but after working with the 90D, the t3i just doesn't cut it for wildlife shots.
“A camera is just a medium to capture what you have in your vision, and vision is something that cannot be bought.” - Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation from Procrastination
sorry if im oversharing, but im so happy with this last batch of handmade cups, i just have to show off!
ill be the first to admit i have a pot(tery) problem. nothing should be this fun!
hope you are having a great day!
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Good morning. 🌳☁️🌳
10 September 2023
My buddies woke me before 05:30 this morning ... again. I was going to stay up and came in here, to my office, and started to do things when suddenly I felt like closing my eyes, so I went to my recliner and kicked back until I woke again about seven with Charlie looking in my face and nudging me. We usually have a short battle, where I tell him to go away, which he does for a minute or so. He speaks to me, you know ... I just wish I knew what he's saying.
Did you see the US Open Womens final yesterday, it was a nail biter, but the player I was rooting for won, Coco Gauff. I guess they are all nail biters, if you have a favorite in the game.
“They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.” - Jerome K. Jerome
Good morning. ☁️☁️☁️
9 September 2023
When I was a kid in school, we generally wore high top Converse or Ked tennis shoes (run faster and jump higher) for gym class. We didn't usually wear them for out and about. For a while, Beatle boots or low topped colored tennis shoes (surfer shoes) (mine were blue) were the way to go. Who knew that our canvas gym shoes would one day be high style and cost big bucks.
Fashon, I think, is about trying to fit in with the crowd, thinking that somehow, if you dress like the rest, it'll make you better. Clothes help make a first impression, good or bad, but I don't believe the saying that clothes make the man. Anyway, I no longer worry about such things, needless to say, my wife inspects me before I go out anywhere. ;-)
“Every generation laughs at the old fashions but follows religiously the new.” - Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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Good morning. 🥵🥵🥵
7 September 2023
It's going to be hot today and tomorrow, perhaps the last really hot days of the year. We're already 5-6 degrees lower than we were a week ago. After today the forecast drop to a high in the low 90s and 80s, there is even a day forecasted to be in the 70s. Knock on wood, I'm aware the forecast changes.
I bought a new steam mop, it's still in the box. Yesterday, I remembered that my wife's birthday is coming up soon. So, I asked her why she hadn't opened her birthday present yet. She said, "what present?" I said, "the steam mop in the foyer." :) Well, I thought it was funny, I often tell her I'm going to buy her a bass boat for her birthday.
“But who wants to be foretold the weather? It is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand.” - Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat