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~Shades of Blue…

 

Looking west. We walked along the Big Thompson River today. It was a gorgeous Colorado day. Fifty degrees and partly cloudy.

This photo was taken yesterday. The clouds formations were very different today.

 

A Great Blue Heron. A funny place for a Heron to perch.

 

Reeds, a pond, mountains and a Great Blue Heron in the background.

 

An old Bullocks Oriole nest.

If you have never read about how an Oriole builds their nest, you should check it out.  Nests

Where are the Orioles today that build this nest? Will they return to the same nest in the Spring? I hope so.

My very favorite Scrub-Jay. “Where are my peanuts?” He wants to know.

Do you have any “shades of blue” you would like to share?

~Nesting Great Blue Herons

A Photo Essay

 

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“Look Greta, a Great Blue Heron Nesting Tree.”
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Tree Life
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Mating Pose
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“I’ll be back”
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Searching for the perfect stick
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“I got a big one”
Bring a Gift
Bringing a Gift
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“Move Over”

 

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“Another one for you”
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Perfect Landing
Tree Life
What’s wrong with this scene?
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Hopeful
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“Its tiring sitting on this nest”

This Great Blue Heron nest is on private property. We were allowed to walk into their field a short distance. I was too far away from the tree for quality photos, but they tell a story! It is nice this tree is secluded.

I hope you enjoy their story.

 

 

~Pier Walk with Herons & Crawly Things

 

Wishing all a 2016 filled with the love of family and friends!

 

Florida Palm Trees
Florida Palm Trees
Pier in downtown Stuart, Florida
Pier in downtown Stuart, Florida
Pier Jiving
Pier Jiving
Pier Walk
Pier Walk
Great Blue Heron - fishing along the pier
Great Blue Heron – fishing along the pier
Handsome fellow
Handsome fellow
"I think i'll take a walk on the pier."
“Sheila, I hope you catch lots of fish in 2016!”

“Thanks Little Blue, I hope you do too!”

 

`Sharing with Charlotte at Prairie Birder

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~If you love to…

If you love to walk, geo-cache, hike, swim, canoe, camp, bike, view a gorgeous sunset, take photos, horseback ride, or bird watch, then a visit to Jonathan Dickinson State Park should be on your agenda.

The other day while walking along the banks of the Loxahatchee River we heard music; finally figured out it was coming from one of the many pavilions the park has. A man was playing his fiddle and he was really good. We sat on a park bench and listened to him play for a little while.

Another day there were a group of people with their easels, painting beautiful images on canvas. So just not the typical activities within the park, but some unique ones as well.

Located in south Florida, north of West Palm Beach, it is a great place to spend a couple of weeks. Howard and I have camped at this Florida state park during the winter for many years and we truly enjoy each visit.

To see some photos of the park and investigate what other activities Jonathan has to offer, go to the link below.

Jonathan

Here are a few more photos…

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One of many small ponds in the park.
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Dock

The dock area, located on the Loxahatchee River, where you can swim, launch/rent a kayak, paddle board and canoe or take a tour of the river with a professional guide. During your river experience you will see gorgeous scenery, historical landmarks, alligators, manatees, herons, osprey, bald eagles and other wildlife.

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Guided Tour Boat
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Loxahatchee River
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Broad walk along the river
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A charming swimming hole

Birding opportunities are plentiful…

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Above a posing Northern Mockingbird

 

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Great Blue Heron

 

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A beautiful sentinel

 

No sunset photo this evening, it is raining. Until next time!