Shadow Shot Sunday 2, 6-9-2019

Thanks to Magical Mystical Teacher for hosting this weekly meme, Shadow Shot Sunday 2.  This wild turkey hen was just wandering across the backyard of my sister’s home in rural Oklahoma.  I thought I heard it singing, “Me and my shadow”.  But maybe I had consumed a bit too much coffee.


SSS2 badge


Memorial Day, 2019

Just a bit of roadside fun we see regularly on our drive to our son’s home.  Finally convinced the husband to stop and let me get a few photos.  Thanks to all the meme hosts for taking time to run the memes.

A moment of reflection on the hundreds of thousands of lives given in defense of the United States.



BadgeRTTooinwhite_zps14247ad6 Ruby Tuesday Too

Blue Monday

Blue Monday, April 1, 2019


powerful wings

give rise to watchful eyes

talons of death

©  petra domina

This photo is no joke.  It did need a bit of post editing to bring out details as the hawk was just lifting off from the water tower about 30 yards above me.  Hand held camera in 72 year old’s hands are not the best for distance shots.  Who cares, it was an exciting moment for the old girl to get this photo.  And then the gorgeous clear blue Texas sky.

IMGP7967 (2)

And then there were two!  Probably 100 yards away from the still shaky handed 72 year old who must carry a tripod in the future.

Submitting to:

Blue Monday hosted by Magical Mystical Teacher


Image-in-ing hosted by Sue Roth

Wild Bird Wednesday  Thanks to host Stewart M.

Thanks so for taking a moment to stop by to enjoy the views!

Thursday Challenge 5-18-2017

“FUN (week 1 of 2)” (Playful,Funny, Sport, Merriment,…)
Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning. A theme is announced on this site each week. You may either take a new photograph related in some way to the theme or select one that you have taken previously; Then submit your single permanent link here


IMGP9088 (2)IMGP9080 (2)

Kids, adults and even feathered friends having fun during spring break.


Great One 9-21-16

Just to be frank, it has been too darn hot to do anything outside our apartment for most of the last two months.  I caught sight of this heron as we drove past the pond next to our apartment.  Next trip out the camera came along for the ride.  The great blue heron did its best to hide from me.


A few yards to the right and the view was better.


Then The Great One said, “Are you looking at me?”


Ok, I get it.  You are looking for dinner and do not want an audience!


I left the Great One in peace to continue doing what Great Ones do.  How fortunate to see this beauty so close to home!

For a tremendous selection of fowl photos click here and here.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Thanks to host Stewart M.

The Bird D’pot

Thanks to host Anni