Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be….

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I’d rather be……living outdoors in God’s big beautiful garden, where I would constantly enjoy the melodies of the birds. The wind kissing my skin would forevermore rejuvenate my body, and the sweet fragrance of the flowers would perpetually evoke the feelings of peace and joy.

Nature’s Collage

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Collage

At first this challenge seemed most difficult for me, but then I realize that even nature produces its own natural collages.

The photo below is one that I’ve edited a little more than usual, to highlight the beauty in these river rocks below the clear water, that appeared on a very beautiful sunny day.

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God’s planet earth with all its flaws, still have much beauty for us to enjoy.

Photo Challenge: Delta

#Christianity, #Photo Challenge, #Photography, #Raptors

Delta

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So today’s photo challenge is about transitioning from one state to another. This is a Juvenile Bald Eagle and it is in a state of change. As we know, in its adult stage, the beak will be yellow, it’s head will be white.

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Volume Of Water

Weather

Volume

Last year, spring time was a time of unusual dryness. This year, it is totally the opposite. An unusual volume of water has left parking lots flooded, marshes overflowing, and trees appearing to be growing out of Lake Ontario.

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Flooded Parking Lot

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Viewing The Parking Lot From The Bridge (Rouge Hill Water Front)

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Marsh Overflows at Rouge Hill

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Tree Appears To Be Growing In Lake Ontario

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Lake Ontario Swells

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Cliffs Eroding

The change in our local landscape is very evident, due to the volume of water that we received recently.

Photo Challenge: A Great Friend

#Animals, #Pets

Friend

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Her name was Calypso, and she was a great friend to both me and my hubby. So many things we remember about her which still brings laughter. While I was the one who wanted her, she came into our home and immediately bonded with my husband…..the one who didn’t want her.

Over time, they became best friends, and I was the one left fighting for her attention. Calypso brought much joy to our home for 18 years, but a few years ago, just shortly after my husband finished his last chemo treatment, she would succumb to a growth that she apparently had.

 

The Flicker & Starling Battle Continues

#Animals, #Birding, #Nature, #Photography

Detonate

Flicker with Starling's egg

Photo Provided By: Joe Tundra. You can also see more of his amazing photos on Flickr.

Much chaos surrounds us in this world today. People are having to deal with missiles  going off and bombs detonating more and more.

Nature also comes with its set of battles. In my earlier blogs, I spoke of the Flicker Family and how they were happily building their nest, then along came the hostile Starlings and took over the Flickers’ nest.

I haven’t been able to get back to the nest lately, but I have heard through my friend; Joe Tundra, that the battle goes on. Joe has been kind enough to share this photo with me. In the photo, we have the Flicker flying away with the Starling’s egg in it’s mouth. He refuses to drop the egg close by, as though it may destroy his nest, and instead he takes it away in his mouth, like a bomb about to detonate.

Joe has also been kind enough to share this article with me. Apparently the battle between the Flickers and Starlings has been going on for quite some time.

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=445