Category Archives: Photo Challenge

~Reflections

~Inspired by Ingrid’s post on Refections. Visit her site at Ingrid’s Blog

~Inspired by Beth’s post on Reflections. Visit her site at Beth’s Blog

Sunset on the Snake River
Reflections are best viewed with a camera in your hand
A beautiful sunset
Another sunset
Roseate Spoonbill
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Reflections of current day viewed through a window of the past.
Artsy Cypress Trees
Trees
Water side trees are an interesting subject for reflections shots
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Ghosts of four reflections.

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A few photos from my archives. Thanks to the both of you for a reflection back on some old photos. Fun!

~The Daily Post Photo Challenge-Boundaries

Boundaries, in this case, equals confined.

Chick the link below to visit The Daily Post Photo Challenge page and view all the beautiful photo entries.

Boundaries

Barred Owl
Barred Owl
"Who Cooks for You"
Beautiful Eyes

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Don’t feel pity for me,

I have an injury and,

can’t be set free.

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We’re part of a team,

teaching all those that come,

the wonders that be.

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Red-tail Hawk
Red-tail Hawk
"I am fine."
“I am fine.”

I took these photos back in February while visiting the Hobe Sound Nature Center. Sorry for the poor lighting.  I wasn’t able to determine the cause of the injuries to these two beautiful birds.

You can visit the web-site for the HSNC at http://hobesoundnaturecenter.com to see the other members of the “Teaching Team”.

Even though confined by the boundaries of perches and enclosures, I believe they have the best possible life under the circumstances.

~Common Ravens?

Gay’s Black & White Photo Challenge #3

Black & White Photo Challenge #3
Bird Four
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So long

I have been sitting here, for awhile with several bird books, trying to decide if these birds are all the same species and if they are Common Ravens.

Please let me know what you think –  Common Ravens (Y/N).

Bird One:

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Bird Two:

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Best photo to view all feature descriptions.

 Bird Three:

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This one if my favorite. Notice the eye; he was watching me.

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Showing shaggy neck.
Showing shaggy neck.

 

~All Gay’s Fault – Black & White Photo – “Afternoon Tea”

My friend Gay invited me to participate in a black and white photo challenge. Here are the rules she published:

1. On five consecutive days create a post using a recent or past photograph in black and white.
2. Invite a blogging friend each day to join the challenge.

Gay writes a beautiful blog. Click here, Good Times Rollin, to visit her blog and to see how she, hubby and their four-legged friends enjoy life.

I  wondered what black and white photo I could post to begin this challenge and it came to me yesterday while enjoying one of life’s simple pleasures – Afternoon Tea!

So today, as I enjoyed my afternoon tea, I took this photo.

Tea Time
Tea Time

I have long been an Iced Tea drinker and it is still my preferred drink. However, over the last several years, I have come to enjoy a nice cup of hot tea in the afternoon.

The little Tea Pot belonged to my Mother. She loved to wonder around antique stores and perhaps this is where she found this beautiful, little pot – not sure. It makes me think of her, so that is why it is special. I don’t remember where the little, country scene, tea cup came from, but I love using it to drink my tea.

I remember reading one of Dina’s blogs, The World According to Dina, at Toffeefee on how to brew and enjoy a perfect cup of hot tea.  Check out her post on Tea and Tradition!

Since reading Dina’s blog, I have been drinking my tea with a little cream and honey. Just last week, I discovered some great Colorado honey!

I don’t use the loose tea leaves as Dina does; instead I use the herbal tea bags. I like to have a different one each day.

If you haven’t enjoyed a hot cup of tea, especially on a cold day, give it a try! I hope you enjoyed my black and white photo.