Category Archives: whimsical wednesday

~whimsical wednesday-nature at its best~

whimsical wednesday!

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Dancing Sunbeams
Chowing Down
Chowing Down
Future meals
Future meals
"Gotta Itch"
“Gotta Itch”
"This Way Guys"
“This Way Guys”
"Say
“Hang on Friday’s coming”
"What"
“have a magical day”
Dunescape
Dunescape
Moon Over Sand Dune
Moon Over Sand Dune
Soooooo Long
Soooooo Long

 Just a few photos from William M. Tugman State Park this past week. The last photo; however was taken at Bullards.

 

have a whimsical wednesday

~whimsical wednesday, light~

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Light shines through the eyes,

to reveal the soul within.

Light lifts the spirit,

bringing joy into the heart.

Light fills our life,

when it filters into the day.

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Light in the eye of a little Squirrel
Light shines into the eyes

 

Light shines into the heart of an Eastern Bluebird
Light reveals the soul

 

Light lifts the spirit
Light lifts the spirit

 

Light helps dry my wings
Light eases our burdens

 

Light shows me the way
Light shows us the way

 

Light makes me feel pretty
Light makes us feel pretty

 

Light sometimes confuses us
Light sometimes confuses us

 

Light brightens our day
Light brightens our life

 

Light filters into our day
Light filters into our day

 

Light of my life
Light shines through the eyes! (The light and love of my life)

 

The Love and Light of my heart
The light in these two souls, brings us both great joy!

 

May Light and Love fill all your days.

 

 

 

 

~whimsical wednesday- Pssst…..Eugene here~

 

Remember me? Your friendly guide from the Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island, Texas? 

That’s me in the photo below; in case you forgot, I’am the very handsome Great Egret.

I wanted to share, with you, a few photos of my neighbors with the funny shaped bill. You might remember me telling you a little about them in my first post.

What are they doing down there?

"What are they doing?"
“Don’t you think I am handsome?”

 

Meet Samuel and Rose
Meet Samuel and Rose

Even though I am extremely busy here at the Rookery, trying to keep Louise happy, I noticed that Samuel and Rose do a lot of weird things with that big spoon shaped bill!

"Gotta itch"
“Gotta itch”

 

 Man, Samuel is trying to poke her in the mouth!

"Open Wide"
“Give me a kiss Rose”

 

Hmmmm, now I know exactly what they are up to. Maybe I shouldn’t show you these photos; Samuel might get angry with me. Oh what the heck, he has been angry with me before.

 

Making Babies
“Hold still Rose”

 

"Will you please get off of my head"
“Sam, will you please get off of my head!”

 

"Sweet, I'am feeling happy"
“Sweet baby, I’am feeling happy”

 

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“Aren’t they beautiful and don’t they look so darn happy!”

 

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“Just wait until I get my spoonbill on Eugene! Thanks for stopping by, but next time give us some privacy.”

 

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“I gotta go, Samuel is really mad at me!”

 

~whimsical wednesday~

“I’am coming in for a landing!”

"I am going to make it?"
“I am going to make it?”

 

"Whoa, I think I made it!"
“Whoa, I think I made it!”

 

"Yep, looks like I landed on this limb, Whew!"
“Yep, looks like I landed on this limb, Whew!”

 

While looking back at some photos, I found these of this little Field Sparrow, which I took at South Llano State Park, back in April. They are not sharp photos, but they are amusing to me. The photos above are three in a row and the bird’s expression is one of surprise!

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"Wow, my own private water slide!"
“Wow, my own private water slide!”

 

 “After practicing my “tree-limb” landing, I decided I needed a bath!”

 

"Thislittle pool is nice."
“This lttle pool is nice.”

 

"Should I go for it?"
“Should I go for it?”

 

Splash, Splash  "This is fun!"
Splash, Splash
“This is fun!”

 

"You knew I was gonna!"
“You knew I was gonna!”

 

All but the first and last photo above are in sequence. This little Field Sparrow sure was having a fun day!

 

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Birds sure can be entertaining to watch!

I hope we gave you a chuckle on this Whimsical Wednesday!

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~whimsical wednesday – cold birds~

I linked to Wild Bird Wednesday at http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com

"Are you going to come out here and fill this feeder for me? Its cold out here!"
“Are you going to come out here and fill this feeder for me? Its cold out here!”

We have had COLD temperatures the last several days; lows at night getting down into the teens, highs during the day hovering around the low fifties. Rain, hail, wind and snow all during the past few days. Spring?

With the temperatures getting down so low at night (19 degrees), I felt it necessary to try my best to make sure the birds were feed well during the day. We setup several feeding stations, even purchasing a couple of new feeders.

I am tired of the Squirrels, Coons, Deer and Bear getting into my bird feeders! The bears are the worse!

It would be nice if the other wildlife wouldn’t destroy the feeders, while trying to eat. We have been taking the feeders in at night, trying to minimize the damage, but that can be a real pain!

I looked out my kitchen window this morning and there was a rabbit, chowing down on the seed I threw out on the ground. So, I should add rabbits to my list above, but they don’t destroy the feeders. I love all the critters, but just don’t want them destroying our bird feeders.

Squirrel Proof? This is one of our new feeders. A deck mount. I  sure hope the critters can't reach this one, because it is a long way down1
Squirrel Proof? This is one of our new feeders. A deck mount. I sure hope the critters can’t reach this one, because it is a long way down if they fall.

 

Love this little feeder (not a sharp photo, because the wind was blowing)
Love this little feeder (not a sharp photo, because the wind was blowing hard)

I found the little feeder above at Wal-Mart. It is perfect for feeding the Orioles Oranges and Grape Jelly. They seem to love it also.

Bullock's Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole

 

Bullock's Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole

 

Dip, Dip, Dip
Dip, Dip, Dip

This Oriole feeder is one I purchased last year and I fill it with sugar water and a little of the Oriole orange colored mix, which turns the water an orange color. I also fill a Hummer feeder with the same liquid, which the Orioles seem to enjoy.

"Are you still watching me?"
“Are you still watching me?”

The photos below were taken from inside the house through the glass. I can’t seem to sneak up on these guys!

Western Tanager on a very cold MAY day
Western Tanager on a very cold MAY day

 

Black-headed Grosbeak (male)
Black-headed Grosbeak (male)
Sitting in the Sun
Sitting in the Sun

During the last couple of days we have had the following birds visit our yard:

1 – Western Tanager (male)

2 – Black-headed Grosbeaks (male and female)

3 – Lazuli Buntings (several pair)

4 – Morning Doves (several pair)

5 – Eurasian Collared Doves (several pair)

6 -House Finches (several pair)

7 – House Sparrows (several pair)

8 – Robins (several pair)

9 – Blue Jays (a family)

10 -Scrub Jays

11 -Black-capped Chickadees (several pair)

12 – Spotted Towhees

13 – Bullock’s Orioles (several males)

 

A nice list indeed!

Warmer days are headed our way, I hope!