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Here, There, All 'Round Town...

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I haven't had much time lately to get any real super images of different fences, so this'll have to be it for this week. It's found behind the main library in the downtown area... linking to Good Fences ...a few weeks past to get up close and personal to the Brown Booby Bird, I took this photo from the boat looking toward the high rise buildings and the painted sky along the seawall; reflecting off the mirror-like bay water. linking to:  Weekly Top Shot - Weekend Reflections - Skywatch Friday These are different squirrels, on different days while we're out birding. I loved watching the comical antics of the one in particular in the mulberry tree. Notice his stuffed cheeks in the larger image. And then, the notched ear in the very last image in the series of photos. linking to:  Camera Critters - Saturday Critters

The Weary Arms...Folded Close...a Day's Work is Done

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To begin this post, I'm gonna share something from my genealogy family treasures/collection. Rubbish by Roan's meme - Rubbish Tuesday - states:  'share anything old' . Old it is then; this week. These two figurines I share are the two first wood carvings Bud did as a child [way back in the 1940s]. A lumberjack & a gunfighter... then, to continue... Now, for the reasoning behind the post title...the 'weary arms, folded"  on a shrimp boat.  If you live in the seaport area, or have ever been nearby, you know about shrimp boats and the shrimpers hawking their catch of the day once back from trolling from an early morning outing. And with that, I'm sure you're aware of the birds that follow the boats. Pelicans, gulls, and other fish/seafood eaters. The day we chartered a boat, while waiting for the captain to prepare the boat we were going to board, a shrimp boat came in...along with it the brown pelicans and seagulls. If possible, make u

The Color Purple...

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Purple  Purple, any shade, is my favorite color [dark forest green is my 2nd favorite]  -It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. house in New Orleans courtesy of Pinterest  Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color.   Purple is the color most favored by artists. Iris - artist Claude Monet circa 1914 courtesy of Google Search  Purple is associated with imagination and inspiration. © by Luciferismydad courtesy of Pinterest  The first recorded use of purple as a color name in English was in 975. Shades of purple extend from: royalty in ancient history called Tyrian purple [Tyre] to pale shades of lavender such as Thistle. Tyrian purple is the first known use of the color purple . But, contradictory, this may be more true: " Purple dye was first discovered by Heracles [aka Hercules], or rather, by his dog, whose mouth was stained purple fr

...a pond, the sky, some sand...our world

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Along Packery Channel, that separates Mustang Island from North Padre Island, we walked along the sand dunes on the barrier reef one day to check out the waterfowl. Seeing very few birds this time because of high winds, behind a hilly dune, I spied this.  It was protected from the full force of the wind.  Silently hidden,  moving gently as a soft breeze topped over the dune,  But long forgotten... ...temporary fencing used during construction or sometimes protecting property or a barrier of a hole dug during utility work. A couple years ago, along the channel, the county built a paved area with picnic tables. This, I'm sure, is part of the left-overs long since blown over the dunes. linking to Good Fences ...looking toward the island and in the far distance, part of what is Ingleside, Texas, our bay's horizon is becoming congested with colossal oil/natural gas riggings. Spoiling a good view. But the exhaust flowing from the towering contrivances makes their own

Babies R Us

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I'm gonna go out on a limb here [lol], for Rubbish... Once a 'home', now rubbish! linking to: Rubbish Tuesday It's all about a couple of babies this time 'round... ...cardinal at a city park ...cardinal & mockingbird ...mockingbird in our backyard linking to: Nature Notes , Wild Bird Wednesday , Our World Tuesday - - -***- - - HODGEPODGE linking to: Wednesday Hodgepodge 1. Under what circumstances do you do your best thinking? I really can't say...but on the other hand, I can say when I'm riled, my thinking cap falls off completely! 2. Are you a risk taker? What's one big risk you've taken? The biggest risk would be marriage. It has worked out well. 46 years and counting [to one man!!] 3. Some of the most common phobias according to the National Institute for Mental Health are-fear of spiders (arachnaphobia), snakes (ophidiophobia), heights (acrophobia), fear of spaces from which

...the reflections of

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I think, beside the stone wall [or brick], this is my favorite kind of fencing!! It has such an 'old west' feel which I like. The split rail fence: linking to Good Fences - - -***- - - ...a new dawn, a new day We finally got a good rainstorm [great amount anyway] this week!! But, along with the rains came high winds and a lot of lightening. And with the lightening came a bit of drama on the freeway that heads out to the beach/or back into town depending on the direction driving of course...anyway, lightening struck a power pole and toppled it ---it fell--- right on the freeway [six lanes -3 each direction] and crossed onto the other side of the freeway, closing down the system for hours!!! What a chaotic traffic jam. Luckily the accident happened early in the morning hours BEFORE rush hour and as far as I know, no one was injured or worse. And my 'home' state of Colorado...one area was hit with 18" of snow over the past weekend. hehehehehe, I

...Keeping America Beautiful with Butts---

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RUBBISH: things that are no longer useful or wanted and that have been thrown out. : something that is worthless, unimportant, neglected. On a quiet day last Wednesday, Bud and I went out to the islands to walk along the channel in hopes of seeing some water birds. Overcast, and breezy, it kept most of the birds inland, except for a few terns and seagulls. We walked the entire distance [about a mile] from the island highway bridge, along the channel, all the way to the end of the jetty jutting out from the shore. The sea was quite calm, but of course, always currents which makes for the wonderful ocean spray and froth wash up once you walk the entire distance coming upon the last of the huge boulders. We watched the waves, photographed some terns, and enjoyed the mist blowing into our faces. Way off to our left as we looked to the horizon and day dreamed of pirate ships and booty, we spotted some surfers testing their skills while riding the waves. [Now, here I must ment

My Mother and Me...

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This year, Mother's Day also happens to be Bud's and My 46th wedding anniversary. I won't be online, but I still wanted to dedicate today to Bud...AND my mom!!! Happy Anniversary Bud. And.... Mom and Hootin' Anni c. 1949 a cellphone photo from original Dear Mom: Tho you have been gone for over 20 years, you remain in my heart and soul and mind...daily! Mom, you were my nurse, my confidant, my friend, my mentor. You continue to be with me... Since you've left us all behind, a lot has happened. Your favorite granddaughter, Irene, will soon have a Master's Degree... ...she has become the manager of a safe house where she and the boys reside. Never a dull moment, and keeping herself busy, unselfishly helping others! Irene has two grown sons. You met Clint, but not Dillon. Irene named Dillon after Dad...Dillon has the same middle name as Dad. You'd be so proud!! He graduates with honors next week! And has been accepted to a Christian Co

On the Wings of a Dove©

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linking to Good Fences Stealth, concealment; not a noise it made. Through the looking glass spying; eying us. Slowly, quietly, advancing upward watching... ...making haste; withdrawing from harm's way. Ultimately finding safety still watching... ...with its wings, using current as aid, hefting its weight through the air. Thereupon, ceasing the day!! On the Wings of a Dove © 2014 by: Hootin' Anni It's near another weekend that I'm sure all of you that work outside the home with a 2nd job/career [yes, 2nd job...'cause the 1st job is keeping a house a home] are looking forward to seeing it in reality! Right? Okay, so that being said, I have some reflections and sky-watching to do/find... When we came out of the park near our main library the other day, what did we spy on our back window? This. And it's reflected on the glass along with a palm tree from high above: ...it goes without saying, I'm sure you know what