“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Scarlet? You're beautiful!!!.....

Just a note: Today at 5:00PM MST, Bud and I have been married for 42 years!!!!





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Last Tuesday, while y'all were paying a visit with me at Hootin' Anni's, Bud and I were walking at a park, Blucher Park, in the downtown area of the city. The Park...heavily wooded and natural footpaths throughout, is a great place to sit in silence or walk along listening to the brook and searching for migrating birds in the Spring. Altho migration season is coming to a close while the birds head farther north for the summer months, we did see a Scarlet Tanager among the mulberry trees. At one time, he even cocked his head in a special pose for me. He was a marvelous scarlet red...





I also posted one super photo of the Tanager on my Photo Blog [click on bold text to open in a new window]. Tomorrow for Wednesday's Outdoor and Watery Wednesday meme, I'll continue with photos of trees, bridges, flowers seen on the same morning. Do stop back again tomorrow.

The house at the beginning, now a Bed and Breakfast was once a massive Victorian home owned by George Blucher and his wife Alice. Again, it's located in the heart of downtown, overlooking the bay at one time [now some of the city is obstructing the views of the sea].

Read more of the Blucher family history of Corpus Christi HERE....




POSTED: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
12:01 A.M.




46 comments :

  1. Happy AnniversARY.

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  2. Happy 42nd Anniversary! You beat me! We celebrate 36 years on May 25.

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  3. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/sunday-special-awards-for-remarkable-memes-and-participants/

    Meme participation awards.
    Enjoy your pride!

    Happy 42nd Anniversary.

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  4. Many congratulations!

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  5. What a pretty bird ! I have never seen a real colored one here in the nature only in zoos.

    and a very happy wedding anniversary we made 40 years in October !

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  6. What a beautiful bird!
    Happy 42nd anniversary!

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  7. Looks like a great bed and breakfast. And the scarlet tanager - what an elegant bird!

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  8. In this world of breakup after breakup, I'm glad to see that you've managed 42 years together. Congratulations!

    Frank Charley’s grave

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  9. Great RT entry.
    And on another note, at 2:00 p.m. today my wife and I celebrate our thirty-sixth anniversary. May 11 was a good day!
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  10. Congratulations on your ANNIversary!!
    And the photos are beautiful, what a lucky capture!

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  11. great capture :)

    by the way, Happy 42nd anniversary to you and your husband.. More happy years to celebrate :)

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  12. Lovely photos and a great post.
    Have a very nice day:)

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  13. catching those shots are such a thrill esp that vibrant color is oh so nice Happy Anniversary

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  14. I'm always in awe of those bird shots like that. Shots of birds, taken like that. Birds pictures.

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  15. Lovely photos, Anni. I have never spotted a Scarlet Tanager.
    Mama Bear

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS Anni...
    May you have many more...
    hugs
    shakira

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  17. wow! that's really super grand years to be living together in love, what a nice coincidence now every time we celebrate our wedding anniversary i'll be thinking of yours too! i'll be greeting you again next year on your 43rd anniversary! have a blessed and blissful years to come! thanks for visiting! love the photos here!

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  18. Hi Anni! What a beautiful creature, this fine feathered tanager is! Bright, beautiful color! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and wishing you a very Happy Anniversary! ~tina

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  19. Happy anniversary to you two!

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  20. Such a beautiful bird! Glad you captured it's image!! And Happy Anniversary!!

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  21. Perfect shots of your Scarlet Tanager for Ruby Tuesday, Anni! Thank you for playing along. Your photo on your other blog is outstanding! :)

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  22. Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary, Anni, to you and your loved one! Have a wonderful day! :)

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  23. Happy anniversary to you and Bud.
    I hope that the next 42 yrs will be just has happy.
    I loved looking at your photos, they are always so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Now there will be two of us married for 42 years. Beautiful pictures of a scarlet tanager. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. wow thanks for sharing, my dad has been once adored birds, hed like to go to the forest just to see some birds, he used to bring me when i was a kid and i have seen anything like this before. Happy Ruby Tuesday to you, mine is up and if you have time please come and visit http://www.terryannemary.com/2010/05/ruby-tuesday-6-ad.html thanks

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  26. happy anniversary to you and your husband Anni! :) May you guys be continuously blessed!

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  27. Happy, Happy Anniversary. I love you my friend.

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  28. Beautiful Tanager! What a lovely place to have a walk and photograph.
    I'm enjoying learning more about photography but have a long way to go including what kind of camera to buy. I presently have a fairly good point and shoot but want to do much more. Thank's for hsaring your amazing photography.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  29. Wohooo!! Happy 42nd wedding anniversary and more anniversary to come! Happy RT!

    My Cardinal

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  30. I have never seen a Scarlet Tanager. It is a spectacularly beautiful bird. My first thought though was what a shame to have a watermark over his chest.

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  31. hello...thanks for visiting my post on Ruby Tuesday... first, I would like to greet you and your beloved husband a happy 42nd anniversary. I wish you'll have more and more years together...stay in love and happy with marriage...

    Anyway, nice shots of this bird. I haven't seen this kind here in the Philippines. Its color is really pretty red, a great subject for Ruby every Tuesday

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  32. Happy Anniversary to the two of you. 42 years is quite an accomplishment.

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  33. Wow! That's a long time! Congrats!

    I hope you had a fine day!

    I enjoyed reading your post today and seeing your pretty Ruby pictures!

    Junie

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  34. Your photos are just gorgeous. I hope you enjoyed the walk with Bud. You two know how to enjoy retirement. I hope your having a fabulous day, Anni. Blessings...Mary

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  35. Hardly a more beautiful bird than a tanager!

    Ron

    http://inspiredbyron.blogspot.com/

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  36. Thanks again Anni for my Texas fix. Beautiful beautiful bird. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!

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  37. Anni, Very interesting post. What a lovely spot and the photo of the Tanger is awesome.

    Missing your emails and your visits to my blog. Hope all is well with you. Happy Anniversary.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  38. have fun with your Wednesday meme,
    hope that you have enjoyed your 42 anniversary!
    Cheers!

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  39. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/05/jingles-may-follower-award-week-2.html

    awards to choose,
    Happy Tuesday!
    I appreciate your friendship!

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  40. What a beautiful bird! I must say I'd love to visit you in the spring - forget summer, but spring looks marvelous! Especially when ours is so ridiculous this year!

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  41. This is one lovely bird! My father would love to see this one, he loves birds, especially the more exotic and colorful ones. We don't get to see these in Belgium, all we see here is sparrows and blackbirds, not much color in those!
    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, 42 years is a long time, although I'm sure you think they whizzed by!

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  42. Belated happy anniversar to you and your husband. 42 years is amazing!

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  43. Oh man that bird is gorgeous!!

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