Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday



The black birds were very disturbed the evening that we went to Lurie gardens ...
Here they are mobbing a pair of crows ...

 watching and calling on a light post ...

 Two crows calling on the building across the street ...

 A Robin on alert ...

and a Grackle's intense stare ...

But they were not at all concerned with this Big Bad Bird (Great Horned Owl)


The blackbirds were dive bombing the Kestrel so we had to move him into the tent.  He was the culprit ... I learned something that had never occurred to me before.  This American Kestrel is a diurnal hunter ... a threat that all of the dirural birds recognized ... but the Owl, a nocturnal hunter, posed no threat to them because they never see them hunt.  I thought that was pretty amazing :)

Andrea

NF Trees and Bushes



Millennium Park
Hedges used as a fence around the pavilion ...

Movie night at the pavilion.  To keep this on point, the trees in the background surround the plaza that has the Bean. 

The Bean reflecting the trees that surround it :)  All in all Millennium Park is a wonderful place to visit :)

Andrea

Monday, July 6, 2015

NatureFootstep ... Catching Light


Some Restaurants have great lighting ... but wait!  What is wrong with this picture?
 original


dabble ...

dabble, dabble ...

Did you figure out what is wrong with this picture?  

Andrea

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Texas Tenors


God Bless America 



July 4th,1915
Have a wonderful, safe, family and friend day!

Andrea

Camera Critters


He's a vegetarian and he is still fat ... I know this because he is eating my DIL's veggie garden :(

Andrea
(also linked to Saturday's Critters)

S-ART-urday Art Linkup


In response to Margaret's challenge ... once again with a black background :)


And for today ... 

Happy 4th of July!

Andrea

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Good Fences


This fence has delusions of Grandeur :)  
Do they really think that if the elephant wanted to leave, it couldn't?  Hmmmm :) 
That is my friend way up there ... I'm jealous:(

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday


Purple Finch
We have a lot of House Finch around, but once in awhile I will spot a Purple Finch among them.  They look so much alike and even their songs are similar ... but when you get a good look, there is nothing more beautiful than this little bird.


So, why "purple"?   Why not red?  

Andrea

NF Trees and Bushes


Old bones and New life ...

Andrea


Friday, June 26, 2015

Weekend Reflection



Cambridge Glass ... Naked Lady glasses ... Should this be rated "Adults only"?

Andrea