Saturday, April 19, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 293

As many of us celebrate Easter,
I would like to wish you A Very Happy Easter, 
and I hope you all have a wonderful day.  
I've done another card for you if you would like to click on this link.

The link to Today's Flowers on the home page opens at 12.15 a.m. every Saturday, Eastern Time (US).  The old link will close the previous Thursday at 11.30 P.M.


To see beautiful blooms from around the world you can click here.  My grateful thanks to last week's participants.


We made another trip to our favorite garden today.  These were taken at Meadowlark Gardens, which I have mentioned many times before.  If you would like to look at other posts, you can click on their name below this post.










Today's Flowers was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli, Jr.



You can find beautiful flowers from around the world if you click here.

TF teamPupo - Sandy Carlson - Denise

If anyone would like to be a guest and share photos on our home page, details can be found at the top of Today's Flowers web site, which you will find here.

CAMERA CRITTERS, SATURDAY'S CRITTERS AND BIRD D'POT

I still have loads of photos to share from our Florida road trip.  These are from Corkscrew Swamp, which I would dearly love to revisit.  It was a dreary, rainy and overcast day, it poured buckets, not all the time on our walk, but we got soaked and with all that it was the most interesting and fun experience.  We certainly didn't let the weather get in the way of our enjoyment of this place.  There were shelters all along the route and, when it got really bad we were able to use them and soon after be on our way.


 All these photos are not the best but what we love about them is that we came across our first owl ever in the wild, and we were able to record it, for the memory alone.  We were both extremely happy for the experience.  The owl was high up in that tree.  The Park Rangers had put a spotting scope for people to use as they passed by.  We were glad we stopped as when we made the trip back, the scope had been removed because of the weather.  I had read somewhere that you could use the scope and if you positioned your lens over it you would get a closer look.  My hands weren't that steady so Gregg tried and he was able to get the photo below.  Both Gregg and I took the photos shown today.


 As I said, not the sharpest but I like the soft quality of the last few shots.


A Barred Owl, what a beauty!







I am joining Misty's Camera Critters 





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  Thank you for hosting these great memes ladies.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SKYWATCH FRIDAY

A picture taken in North Dakota.
It brings back wonderful memories of  time spent with family last September.  The skies out there always put on quite a show.


My thanks to the SkyWatch Team, YogiSandy and Sylvia,  for hosting this wonderful meme.


Please click here to visit other sky watchers.


Happy SkyWatch Friday!