I was trying to add a picture of Bunny to the previous post but for some reason the picture disappeared! I walked across the street to the lodge where I had to perch on the stair landing and I guess cross my fingers and pat my head! The desk clerk finally went upstairs and turned the router off and on. Voila! Bunny’s picture reappeared! So here she is. She sent this photo as she was leaving to make a presentation to the elementary school.
My husband and I went to visit my mother in law today for Mothers Day. She has a bluebird house and I went to check it out. I saw this little face cautiously looking out the hole. I had never seen a baby bluebird. Gotta love the iPhone 7, what a great camera! After lunch we came back out to the patio. Someone looked over and there right beside the concrete, peering at us in the grass was the little bird! He must’ve made his first flight! I think he was looking for me! Smile!
We talked to him and watched him and after a few minutes he took off! Very wobbly, not very experienced yet. He went around the house and landed again on the ground. We watched for an hour or so while his mom flew near and answered his calls. The dad, a brilliant blue, was helping as well. They stayed near, coaxing, and keeping him safe. Unfortunately we had to leave before he flew away for his new life.
My mom loved bluebirds. She got so excited when they would find their way to her house. I was missing her today. She passed away 6 years ago a few days before Mothers Day. When I saw these birds I knew, like the momma bluebird, my mom is always close. I can’t see her but I can feel her! I know she loves me and watches over me still. Coincidence? I don’t think so! Thank you all the moms for all you do!
Virgin Mary with head bowed kept watch over the campsite.
I was sitting on my deck recently watching the hummingbirds fighting for a spot at the feeder when I noticed this beautiful Swallowtail feasting on my zinnias. I got my camera and patiently waited for the butterfly to land. After several blurred photos I finally got one. Looking at the image I appreciate the beauty of nature even more. Man cannot create this delicate wonder. As summer comes to an end and flowers begin to fade, take a moment to enjoy the colors, sounds and smells of nature as she transitions into the warm colors of fall.
I like my Fuji XT-10 camera. I’ve had it sense December and I’m finally beginning to know its settings and what it will do. I’ve been a Canon person for 40 years and making the change was quite challenging, but I think we are now good friends. I am blessed this trip to Pompano Beach because my bed faces the balcony and all I have to do is step outside to make the sunrise. Every one is different! I have yet to get the sun coming up directly on the ocean. Seems there are always low clouds hugging the sea. Oh well, this shot works for me. Another gorgeous day at the beach. Time for coffee! Have a beautiful day!
Another beautiful sunrise. There weren’t clouds like yesterday but there were low clouds on the horizon. Finally the sun peeped out
Saturday I found some nice shells. Sunday I sat on the balcony and made a few items. Sunday was more hunting. The fun of the beach is walking and looking for treasures from the sea. You never know what will turn up. I’m now on a quest for sea glass. I’ve only found a few pieces in all these years, but maybe it’s been there and I just overlooked it. I found a couple of small pieces and Dan found one last night. Yesterday I walked almost 8 miles up and down the beach!
JEWELRY CATCH OF THE DAY-SUNDAY
Days into nights
Nights into daze
Warrior stares at the dragon’s gaze.
Facing the dark
Facing the light
Which is wrong and which is right.
Each must choose
Your choice alone
Choose the path that takes you home.
©Toni Dranes Hooper 2014