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Red Skies in the Morning....

...the saying goes:
Red Skies in the Morning, Sailors' Warning!
Red Skies at Night, Sailors' Delight.

Yesterday morning, the sky was on 'fire' in my little corner of the world....


By late afternoon, the humidity was thick, the air was still, the clouds to the northwest were the color of Italian Slate...black. Distant thunder could be heard, the birds fell silent!!

...and the rain came!!


And the thirsty ground and grass drank it all up with delight....in no time flat! No flooding, ... this time!!


The darkness of late afternoon was a welcomed relief of such a sultry day. At times, the power flickered off and on, the lightning struck ever-so near. All the time, I had finished the five collage frames, and realized I had more bird photos I wanted printed out and framed, so I ordered eight more prints, bought another frame and during the storm, I got them hung on the walls. One I hung just below my watercolor painting I finished last month, of the Indigo Bunting. Three I hung on the open cupboard backing that is visible from the kitchen...into the dining room area. Two I hung in the living room...

From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [left frame] You would see: Purple Gallinule, Least Bittern, Great [or Common] Egret, Summer Tanager, Anhinga, Eared Grebe, and Chestnut Sided Warbler.

From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [middle frame] You would see: Spoonbill, Broadwinged Hawk, Reddish Egret[endangered], Belted Kingfisher, Common Nighthawk, Wood Stork, Black Bellied Whistling Duck, and Black and White Warbler.

From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [right frame] You would see: Blue Grosbeak, Caracara, Snowy Egret, Kiskadee, Tri-colored Heron, Black Throated Green Warbler, and Merlin Falcon.

From Left to Right -Top to Bottom you would see: American Redstart, Indigo Bunting, Kildeer, Groove-Billed Ani, Hooded Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, and Bobolink [RARE -sighted in a local park- habitat range is NOT supposed to be in Texas!]


From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [left frame] You would see: White Eyed Vireo, Green Heron, Green Jay, White Tailed Hawk, Dickcissel, Magnolia Warbler, Whooping Crane [endangered] Family, and Yellowthroat.
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [right frame] You would see: Golden Fronted Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Chuck Will's Widow, Black Necked Stilt, Immature Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Painted Bunting, Osprey, and Baltimore Oriole.

---I invite y'all to peruse my Birding Blog of Photography. Some of the above have already been posted in much larger image views...while most of what is to come in the future will be larger images of the remaining and more. HERE is the LINK Today, at noon, my newest post at I'd Rather B Birdin' is all about "Gone Fishing". A 'fun' post of birds fishing for their catch of the day. It will be published at NOON Texas time.

40 comments :

  1. Anni, what a lovely sunrise shot. I am glad you got some much needed rain there, if the grass was so thirsty. Your collages are beautiful, gorgeous birds. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. ...thanks Eileen. This kind of sunrise always takes my breath away.

      Hope you have a great weekend too.

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  2. You were very productive during that storm! Love how you grouped the collage pictures. What a wonderful thing to look at every time you pass them by!

    We were in Corpus at the movies yesterday when that storm hit, and the roof of the theater we were in sprung a huge leak right in the middle of the movie, and so it poured not only outside, but inside, too!

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    1. OMGoodness!!! Which one...the one on SPID or the one on Silverbell?

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    2. Hope it didn't get YOU wet and you could still enjoy the movie. What a hoot....not funny tho, if you were there I suppose.

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  3. Wow, Anni, that was some storm! And I guess that "red sky at night" is real, huh? :-)

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    1. ...well, the photo is the sunrise...last night, everything was all too black. LOL

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  4. Your collages are beautiful!

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  5. Lovely pictures. Tried to join Texas Blogging Gals but it didn't "take". Got as far as the verification code but then there wasn't a submit button or anything so it just sat there. Need a 6 yr old to help with tech support. Jody,

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    1. ...go to the 2nd page and leave a comment. Try that.

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    1. ...happy to read your comment Denise.

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  7. Oh I love your creativity....amazing...You had asked on my Nature Notes post if the dove was an inca dove..it is just a mourning dove and very common here in western NY state...Michelle

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    1. Oh thank you....I remember the photo of the doves, and I'm glad you took the time to come back and answer for me.

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  8. First time here, you have captured the sunrise so well & Collages look beautiful, you have lovely hobby here.

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    1. ...thanks for stopping by to introduce yourself!! Nice to meet you.

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    1. ...Hi Sandi, long time no see!!

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  10. Looks like quite a storm! Glad you got some needed moisture.
    Your bird photos really look nice in those frames and they make a nice grouping on the wall.

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  11. I've always thought it was....red sky in evening sailor beware...red sky in the morning sailor delight. Our weather sure lot different then Texas...we tend to have a dry heat in North Idaho.
    Coffee is on

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    1. morning and warning rhyme as does night and delight. It's a poem I think. LOL

      Ya, they told us in Arizona it was a dry heat too....but, in the summer there when it's 110 in the shade, the monsoon season begins and it's NOT a DRY heat. rofl

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  12. You have a birding rogue's gallery! Glad you didn't get flooding. We had a windy, cool day here in the Mts of CO - I was outside gardening (in a fleece).

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    1. now, after having about a week of high temps and high humidity, the CO cool day sounds heavenly.

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  13. The sunrise is very pretty. I like your bird collages. My hubby gave me an electronic photo frame. I've downloaded some photos on the memory card, but the frame is still in my cupboard. One of these days...

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    1. electronic photo frame? I'm not sure what that is exactly.

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  14. Hooray for rain that didn't cause flooding. I like those collage frames. The look great

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  15. Annie are you in the tornado area? so please keep safe!

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    1. ...well, Susan, we could be. But not necessarily in the 'alley way' so to speak. There HAVE been tornadoes here. When you get down to it, most any area can have tornadoes if it's hot enough and the air pressure is just right.

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  16. Yeah for the much needed rain--:) Your collages are beautiful.

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  17. That orange sky is beautiful. Glad you didn't get flooded. Love your bird collages. What a great idea!

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    1. I photographed a hawk today and Bud said "We need more frames". rofl

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  18. Glad to hear that you got some much needed rain.
    Your collages is simply beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us

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    1. ...it was good to get some rain over the weekend...but we need a LOT more to get back to 'normal'. Glad you enjoyed the collage frames Sharon.

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  19. Anni we certainly know what you mean about the sultry, sticky, humid days.
    We had 5" of rain here on Friday and it has been raining on and off all day.
    Like a sauna outside too....and it is just June!
    Your pictures are gorgeous!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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    1. I have no idea how much rain fell here yesterday morning, but we need more. The ground just sucks it up in no time at'all!!

      Stay cool.

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