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Scenes from Nearby Home...

I have been taking breaks now and then from my yard art repainting - I began working on the cement statue of our pelican, but it will take me a week or more to finish.  So, I'm taking walks...soaking up this glorious weather we've been having here-of-late.  From 1] watching dolphins guide the big oil tankers out to sea, 2] finding a sure sign of Spring; a lady bug, 3] the deep sea fishermen along the channel and the sparkle of the gulf, 4] way out on the horizon a ship spraying water from the deck, 5] wildflowers in the park under mesquite trees, 6] taking out my lens ball for a snapshot of the sand dunes and oil rigs  7] viewing reflections on the park ponds, 8] and keeping the bird feeder station in our back yard filled and stocking fresh fruit for them to snack on as they have a layover on their way to the northern parts of USA and Canada, 9] taking a foot journey behind the bird basin looking for the rare plover but finding none - just yellow wildflowers by the inter-coastal waterway..
























34 comments :

  1. What a beautiful part of your yard this is! My other favorites are the ship shooting out the water on both sides, and your lensball shot. Beautiful yellow flowers, too..

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    1. Glad you liked the photos today Ginny.

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  2. I like your bird station. I tried putting fruit out once for the birds and they didn't touch it but the ants sure loved it.

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    1. Ants here too, but the birds come in & enjoy the two-course meal...meat & fruit cup dessert.

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  3. You've got some amazing pictures there, Anni. Wow! :-)

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  4. Love the ship spraying water and the lens shots. Glad you had a nice day and good weather!

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    1. Well, the photos are different days...but, all great weather. Thanks Ms.G

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  5. Lovely scenes, especially the dolphins!

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  6. all the photos are wonderful, but that boat spraying water is The Most Interesing Of all. love it and have never seen that before.... the lens ball is so much fun. you get better each time you use it... that is some list you did...

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  7. Hello, love the flowers and birds. Neat sighting of the dolphins. Great series. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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    1. Thanks...have a great week ahead yourself, Eileen.

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  8. Wow, some really great shots here. Loved the dolphins and those lens ball shots were new to me. Really special.

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    1. Thanks Patti! I have a few other lens ball photos in previous posts

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  9. So many beautiful and interesting things to see and photo - I especially like the dolphins and the big ship out in the channel. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love your nature photos. You live in a beautiful location! Those ladybugs are so cool!

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  11. Love the peacefulness I feel as I look at these pictures.

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  12. My favourite is the first one of the dolphins.

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    1. I love watching dolphins in the wild!

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  13. These are all really neat shots. You do have some lovely views!

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  14. I thought of you today. I was repainting my art, too. I use spray paint, though! A little less technique!

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    1. Mine is too detailed to spray paint. Hope you share your work!

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  15. Beautiful photos. I always like your lensball shots!

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  16. Lovely pictures. Enjoy the season. :)

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  17. Glorious, heavenly, wonderful pictures Anni! To read your blog is sheer joy! Love, Andrea xoxo

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