Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

The Ruddy Duck
 I have not seen these ducks on our lake before.  They are a group that are migrating through.  I have seen them in Wisconsin, so maybe they don't have too far to go.

Here the markings of the female and male are clear.  The female has a slight line through the light section of her face and the male, with very distinct coloring, has a bright baby blue bill during mating season.

This little fella ... perhaps a juvenile.  He/she has no markings and no up lifted tail ... but otherwise, looks like a Ruddy Duck.


NF Trees and Bushes

The Long Reach


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Through My Lens

The Island of Phuket
The Southern most province of Thailand
Our next adventure was to the Island of Phuket which is the closest I will ever come to Paradise.  We stayed at a resort a block away from the Andaman Sea.


View of outdoor pool from our window ...

walk to the beach ...

Our first evening there ...

A block away was a night food market ... we ate there almost every night.  The food was wonderful!

Fresh fruit smoothies ...

 The next day it was the beach and the wonderfully refreshing, clean and clear Andaman Sea ...

 Two pasty white old poops enjoying every minute of it :)

The kids went out on the Jet Ski ...

And got in some swimming as well ...

Some relaxation time under the umbrellas ...

Thank goodness for the Umbrellas because the Sun and the Sand were very hot ...

Later a nice healthy lunch ...

 Every evening was a spectacular sun set ...

 Of course a full moon ...

Fireworks on the street every night ...

Wonderful fresh made to order ice cream ...

And a night in the pool with a bar ... :)

Each morning started with a wonderful selection of foods ... complimentary breakfast :)


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Monday, June 20, 2016

See you in a few days ...

I am taking a few days off to try to
catch up on the too many things I
seem to have committed to.  I will
look forward to coming back ...



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Nestled in his comfy chair doing what all Dads should be doing on this day of celebration ....
Enjoy the Day ... you deserve it :) 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

S-A(R)T-urday Art Linkup

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Just for fun ...
"Take me to your Leader"


Friday, June 17, 2016

Weekend Reflection

Fresh Market Parking Lot
The truth is, I took this picture while I was waiting for my poor FH to come bring the second key to my car so I could get in, as I had locked my key in the trunk (don't ever get old if you can help it!).  Naturally I was at a Fresh Market that is 40 minutes away as opposed to my usual 5 minute ride to the Jewel Store ... :(


Caturday Art Blog Hop


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