Sunday, June 07, 2015

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  Today, I have a collection of different photos Mom took out on her birding/wildlife photo sprees this week.  It's our hope that these photos will help add some serenity to your day - shall we get started?

This first one is especially for our friend Leah:

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Monarch Butterfly

Mom took that up at the Milford Nature Center. They have some normally wild animals in captivity there, being rehabbed after injuries. One such animal is this Bald Eagle:

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Bald Eagle

Isn't he majestic?!?

Here's a much, much smaller bird, out in the wild:

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Eastern Phoebe

We like this next shot that Mom took out at Tuttle Creek State Park:

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"I'm king of the - hey!  Hey, no pictures!"
"I'm gonna take you down!" 

That must have been The Day of the Turtle, because look at who else she saw:

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"All aboard!  Turtle bus leaving soon!"

Those guys got along much better than the other two!

And even though Mom was focused on this Great Blue Heron, look at who photo-bombed the picture:

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Great Blue Heron, photo-bombed by a turtle

Mom wasn't expecting the turtle, but she's really happy the turtle showed up!

Speaking of things not exactly turning out ... here's a heron shot Mom has been laughing about since she took it. She calls it the ZZ Top Heron:

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"♪♫ She's got legs ... and knows how to use them ...♩♬"

Was Mom out in the sun too long, or do you see the resemblance to the guys in ZZ Top?

Here's a better shot of the heron:

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Great Blue Heron in flight

That's a wrap for Serene Scenery Sunday. We hope you enjoyed the photos. Do you feel all relaxed and peaceful?  We sure do!

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"Zzz..."
"Have a serene Sunday, everyone!"

Cam and I will be here in our sun-puddle if anyone needs us.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

10 comments:

  1. WOW that is a SUPERIOR pic of the MONARCH....

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  2. Totally see what your mom sees.....ZZ Top for sure! Gorgeous photos today!

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  3. Oh what a fabulous Buttie pillar!!! I luffs it, fank you fur showing it to me
    Happy napping in your sun puddle
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. The ZZ Top heron! We love it ☺ The bald eagle looks angry about something!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Mitch

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  5. Amazing photos!!!! I love the Turtle Bus!!!! I do feel serene after seeing those peaceful photos.

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  6. Pawesome pics - and we bet that beautiful buttie pillar made Princess Leah smile:)

    Ciara found a turtle on her walk tonight, she is worried he might have missed the bus.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  7. OMD! Your mom has outdone herself! Love the turtle bus!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Ommmm.... ommmmm.... oh yes, I definitely feel peaceful! Those turtles were a hoot. I loved the turtle bus!

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  9. Those crazy turtles are so cool!

    Kiki and Nala

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