hummingbird ready to feed

Sunday Stills: For the #Birds

What’s up with the expression “for the birds?” Easy enough to google…it’s an expression that “became army slang for anything that was pointless, ridiculous, or simply without value to any but the most pathetic or least capable.” Someone who announces, “that idea is for the birds” is saying the idea is useless or meaningless. A …

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Sunday Stills: #Furry and #Feathered Friends

Today’s Sunday Stills theme is “fur and feathers” but feel free to add photos of your scaled and slithering friends as well. Did you know today is National Animal Rights Day? Many organizations dedicate themselves to the betterment and loving treatment of ALL animals. According to Christian author Gary Kurtz, who wrote Cold Noses at …

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Blue jay contorts to get some yummy treats!

Triple Satisfaction

Nothing satisfies a hobby photographer more than capturing great close-ups of birds feeding. Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. Linus Pauling, Scientist     "Satisfaction is not always the fulfillment of what you want; it is the realization of how blessed you are for what you have." Unknown

Swallow fly in chaos around their nests.

A Somewhat Transient Migration

Perhaps the famed migration of the Swallows from their winter home in Argentina to San Juan Capistrano isn't as fleeting as the theme Transient suggests, but try taking photos of them near their nests and transience takes on a whole new meaning. The nesting swallows flit back and forth so quickly that trying to capture …

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What are you doing for National Pet Day?

Celebrate National Pet Day!

Celebrate National Pet Day, April 11th! Of course, you love your pets! And they love you for giving them their forever home. But what about those animals in need of homes, vet care, food and shelter? Once you have appreciated your own pet, and lavished your love on it, please consider donating your resources to …

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Weightless water

Defying Gravity

Weight(less) I am traveling home after a nice long vacation in Baja Sur, Mexico. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I could not resist including another set of photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I took these photos on my last day in La Ventana.  The warm desert air combined with the 72 degree water of the Sea …

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