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Listen....To the Sounds of Silence!


Sunrise Rays on Mustang Island


White Pelican Feather - Charlie's Pasture Birding Reserve [south] trail


Boardwalk on Reserve


Palm in Cemetery - Egret Feather


Boat Slip at JFK Causeway - Mexican Olive Tree Blossoms


Charlie's Pasture Trail [north] - Linda Castro Reserve [Fulton Texas]


"Bags" Alligator  - Lakeview Park Lake


Turtle on lake - Cottontail at Oso Bay Wetlands Park


Butterfly - Yellow Esperanza bush [Port A Texas]

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  1. You do get around! Your pictures and captions are very pretty and interesting. The entrapped egret feather is my favorite. Any mushrooms in sight? Love what you post.

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    1. Thanks...I really haven't paid much attention lately for fungus.

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  2. Hello, Anni!! When I read the title of this post I figured you had tuned out all the election ruckus and had gone off birding to enjoy the sounds of silence. Joe and I will be heading your way in a few weeks to do some birding. Hopefully it will be cooler by then.

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    1. Ruckus indeed!!! It's been a quiet wintering migration so far...but the Amazon Kingfisher is in Laredo!!

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  3. Beautiful pictures!phyllis

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  4. We were told when young, that rays like in your photo was pulling water to help make it rain.

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    1. Now that is very interesting!!

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  5. so glad the gator is in another park far away from the bunny rabbit. your sounds of silence is awe inspiring. I treasure silence in this day of nothing but noise. it is hard to find silence here in our city. very hard. love the boat reflections

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    1. I was there when the gator got some lunch...a turtle. The sound still echoes in my mind every now and then. Eerie.

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  6. Oh my gosh, it's funny too, just looking at each photo I could hear silently in my head, the crumple of leaves as the rabbit moved quickly, the ripple in the waters, all natures gifts. Thanks for these, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks...hope you had a great weekend Karen.

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  7. Beautiful set of pictures.

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  8. I've always loved the song sound of silence and your pictorial version is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Ann....I too liked the song.

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  9. I have never seen an Esperanza! I don't think we have any in this part of the country. It is beautiful! Like drops of sunshine. Your sun rays are fantastic! They spread out over the water and reflect in it! Love your pelican header!!

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  10. Your photos seem to get better all the time. I love that first shot!

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    1. Gosh, thanks so much Mari.

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  11. Beautiful pictures.

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  12. Amazing photos. I wish I were down there now.

    Let me ask. Do you have problems with people stealing your photos? I've had a few problems.

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    1. I've had that happen, yes. I used to have my blog set at no right click...but I figured that was a waste of time when the ones that are thieves can do a screen shot. Then, the watermark...that may help, but again, there's photo crop. So, I'd say if you don't want a photo stolen...don't post it.

      Thanks Yogi.

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  13. Such gorgeous scenes! Love the sun-rays and the beautiful flowers. Not sure I would like to meet up with 'Mr. Bags', though! He looks hungry! xx K

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    1. Mr. is actually MS....the mister is named Boots. LOL

      Thanks Karen.

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  14. Beautiful, every one of them!
    Well.. maybe not the Alligator

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    1. LOL...I guess to some [like Bud who has a fascination of this duo in the reserve] the alligators are beautiful...I'm with you, tho.

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  15. Hello, Anni! I love the cute bunny. The sun's rays is a lovely capture. The feathers are pretty. Great series! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks for hosting Eileen.

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  16. Magnificent pictures, every one, but that sky one is stunning, Anni. I needed this pick-me-up. Thank you. :-)

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  17. Beautiful photography ~ especially like the rabbit ~ thanks!

    Wishing you time your way ~ to enjoy ^_^

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  18. Love the turtle. Nice butterfly shot too. We have an almost identical one here in Tasmania named Vanessa kershawi.

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    1. That's great to know about the butterflies!!

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  19. all images are great as always from you. Bt, today I just adore the sky shot with therays. Such a wonderful skyshot :)

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  20. these are amazing photos! the first one should be printed and sold over and over! it's so beautiful and peaceful. hospitals, homes, yoga studios etc would be lucky to have a copy of it. wow!

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    1. My goodness marie...thanks!

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