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Pink legs?---a fashion statement that keeps going and going...


My fruit images last week was voted a 'winner' at Tina's Picstory.... And I grabbed the button:




Early in the morning, just after sunrise, the birds are so active this time of year...building nests; collecting twigs, dried grass and small thin paper-like objects. The white winged dove -with rose-colored, pink legs and feet was watching me watch her. I thought she was pretty as the sun hit its feathers amongst the new green leaves from the tree, above me. Then...way off to the other side of the yard, high above, on some other's property, there is an old light fixture with a broken, rusted connector dangling below... quite a few feet above ground; it's hanging off a power pole....the sparrows have confiscated it for building...while one is keeping sentry...another is inside the light fixture!!! Howard Roark they're not!!! [Roark is the main character, an architect, in Ayn Rand's classic novel, The Fountainhead], the home builder's association would have a field day with inspection on this one.

From above, I see....



















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48 comments :

  1. Das ist super liebe Anni!!

    Hab einen schönen Tag und liebe Grüße

    Mathilda ♥

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    1. Thank you....and, you have a great day too Mathilda.

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  2. What great shots! Love the builder...I think you are right about him though!

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    1. The reference to the inspector and Howard Roark you mean?

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  3. What a funny spot for a nest!

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    1. Isn't it? At first, I couldn't believe my eyes.

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  4. congratulations on the win with your fruit image.
    Love these shots. That's some nest they're building there. I think you're right though, don't know if that would pass inspection :)

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    1. You got that right....the first thing I thought of was are there any live wires up there? But, that's just me.

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  5. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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    1. Glad you could stop by Hanne

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  6. The light fixture is a hoot! Mother Nature wins again!

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    1. isn't it great? Mother Nature that is.

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  7. What. A place for a home
    Location, location, location!!
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. M&M!?!!!--------love that caption: "location, location, location". Clever girls you two are.

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  8. It's nice and high, but I wonder what keeps the nest inside. Looks to me like it would fall out. They must have super glue. ;) Very nice shot of the dove.

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    1. I never thought of that Betty!! You're right in thinking...just what IS holding it all inside you wonder.

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  9. Yes, that IS a very pretty dove, Anni. And I agree that the nest is in danger of becoming a flying object. Good picture, though. Makes you wonder. :-)

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    1. A flying object just waiting to drop!!

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  10. Very interesting construction - defying gravity. It must be their spittle that has contact cement properties! It is uniquely sheltered!

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    1. I'm wondering if they're not twisting and 'tying' the grass into some unseen wires or something.

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  11. Birds are SO resourceful with their nests. The robin who built the nest on our deck steps never came back. :-(

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    1. ahhhhhhhhh, what a shame. Maybe it was a 'decoy' nest. I've heard that bird do do such things.

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  12. Congrats on winning last week!

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    1. Thanks bunches!!! Glad you stopped by.

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  13. Wonderful pictures.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Denise.

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    1. Thanks for visiting me Maria!!

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  15. A regal pose!

    My RUBY, would love it if you could drop by and leave me a comment or two. Thanks in advance!

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    1. She was being very 'queenly'!!!

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  16. Those are great photos!! I studied that nest for quite awhile trying to figure how they were going to keep the eggs in there.
    Very clever birds
    Hugs

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    1. I'm thinking the nest is 'cup like'. But, who knows?

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  17. It's amazing what birds will do to "take back" from us when we moved into their habitat so long ago!

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  18. Oh my goodness, what a sight! I hope none of the birds get electrocuted!!!! This is a really good picture of the dove!

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    1. I don't think there is any power going into the light!!! It's broken.

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  19. Hi Anni, I love to watch my Backyard Birds especially this time of year. I sat outside this week and watched Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird go back and forth to the nest box.. They have a little family going in there --and I'm so happy for them...

    Then I watched Mr. Cardinal feed Mrs. Cardinal. He was all puffed up in all of his glory and so proud of himself. Soon---he will be bringing their little ones to the feeders...

    SO much JOY.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Lucky you to have Cardinals nesting so nearby!! I'm so jealous.

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  20. Great shots and interesting photos..

    Visiting for RT2- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/04/another-sdhc-card.html

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    1. Thanks Leah...for the visit and sweet comment.

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  21. congrats! and again wonderful pics! thanks for sharing with us :)

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  22. Congrats on your win ! Cool Pics !

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