A Word A Week Challenge: Mother (entry #2)

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I hope its OK to post more than one entry.  This entry is another experience that I enjoyed watching unfold.  Mother and father cardinal were busy flying back and forth just working up a storm.  I knew there was a nest in the bushes, and I figured they were just feeding like they had been, but didn’t realize that the baby cardinal was getting ready to emerge for the first time.

In pic1, we have mother cardinal watching intently.  Pic 2, we have father cardinal with a nice little morsel in his mouth for baby. And in pic 3, we see the baby cardinal emerge for the first time. (this is a partial repost from one of my earlier blog posts titled “First Flight.”

Enjoy!!

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A Word A Week Challenge: Mother

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My favorite “mother” pictures in context of animals was the experience of seeing humpback whales in Alaska. This excursion was special.  The first picture was of the young calf breaching the water.  She did so several time and I was very lucky to capture it with the point and shoot camera I had.  The second was of the calf’s mother approaching the boat we were on.  The third was of the two of them together.  The whale closed to the boat in the third picture is the mother, and the furthest away was the calf.  They were definitely putting on a show, and it was truly special to see and experience.

A Hare Raising Weekend

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At the campgrounds we visited this weekend, the wild rabbits seemed to have multiplied quite a bit.  🙂  They are very tame from being around people so much.  They made for great subjects!!

Hazy Moonlit Night

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This weekend, the family took our annual camping trip to the mountains of Virginia at one of our favorite campgrounds.  I was hoping for a clear night, however, it ended up being not quite overcast, but hazy enough to eliminate the details of the moon.  There was enough moonlight shining through to provide some neat silhouette pictures of the trees.  Enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

I had to put some thought into how to interpret “Foreign”. There are so many things that come to mind, but this picture was the one that kept coming back to me.

As with most islands, tourism is the primary means of income, so outside of the tourism realm, they tend to be very poor areas. During one of our visits, these two children were playing outside. What struck me was how they entertained themselves. A bucket top and a stick was all that was used, and the game was to see how long you can keep the top rolling only using a stick. The boy was demonstrating to the group of tourists, very excitedly might I add, and the little sister was following behind.

Living in the United States, the idea of kids today “coming up” with something to do for entertainment is “foreign”.