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Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday's Thoughts, Memes and Musings ...

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Camera Critters and Scenic Sunday

1. It's been a wonderful week! I thoroughly enjoy reconnecting with family on Tuesday at Knott's Berry Farm and sharing a variety of views from that day in Thursday's post at Small Reflections. Hopefully we'll get together again sometime soon.

2. I shared some views of the Wetlands in #4 of last week's FAVES (taken
while walking on the bluff to the south & east above the wetlands without Molly) and intended to share more during the week but didn't ... so I'm going to follow through today before I forget. Looking northward you'll see Long Beach high rise structures in the far distance on the left.

I don't know the names of the little birds
hovering above the flowering shrubs
but there were lots of them around.

(Click twice to embiggen fully
and you might see them)

This seemingly dead shrub fascinated me
as I zoomed in for a closer look.

3. Thursday morning as my sister and I walked the wetlands at Bolsa Chica together (with camera in hand), we found more scenic beauty to share ... including several herons (and other birds) on the ground and in the air too.

Amazing to see
Great Blue Herons in the sky
soaring high above!

Apparently these
birds nest high up in the palm
trees in the wetlands

(Click twice to embiggen fully)

We didn't get much rain here last week but it
did snow in the coastal mountains!

4. We learned from a birder on site that the smaller birds in the photo above are terns. They're quite active & very noisy! We encountered huge colonies of Terns in several different spots. I'll share more views next week, perhaps for Watery Outdoor Wednesday ...

Click to embiggen for better viewing ...

I've created a collage for Camera Critters
containing a variety of birds ... just because.

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Friday's Fave Five,
Haiku Friday, Sky Watch, Camera Critters,
Finding Beauty and Scenic Sunday

5. After our excursion in these wetlands, we revisited Matsu for lunch once again ... the Miso Soup, steamed rice and Assorted Sushi were absolutely delicious. She'll be leaving with her husband next Thursday for Yosemite (and places beyond) but we have plans to get together one last time next Tuesday.

Thought for Today

"We keep moving forward. Opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity leads us down new paths." Walt Disney


Barb said...

So lush in your area right now - those spring rains did some good! I could almost hear the cry of the terns. Gosh - you'll miss your Sis!

Ginny Hartzler said...

A wonderful post sharing more of your beautiful area! The herons nest up in the palms?? They are so huge, that would be a strange sight! Terns are gossipy, noisy birds that like to party together. LOVE your collage!

Unknown said...

Great photos! I love reconnecting with friends...stories of life are fun to share! have a great week

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

O great blue heron,
did you flee because of me
or do you need food?

Pick a sky, either sky:
Celestial café

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Just beautiful photos. You have had a beautiful week!

Happy weekend.

Verna Luga said...

this is so great a scene.. scenic indeed .. I Love it!

Our Creativity
If Only
Fishing Village

cat said...

Lovely and interesting photos of all the different kinds of birds :)

Claudia said...

Hi to you sweet thing!

Thanks so much for joining in our fun at FFB :) always such a delight to come see you through your blog!


Caterina Giglio said...

great wet lands shots and love your word... embiggen!!! : )

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the outstretched legs of a heron in flight! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Lovely photos! The bathing bird is my favourite.

Susanne said...

What great pictures! Your area looks so lovely and a wonderful place for a picture taking hike. Your lunch afterwards sounds yummy. A great day!

Carletta said...

I've heard Bolsa Chica is a great place to visit.
Love your mosaic of birds! What a great reflection of the egret.

nonizamboni said...

Loved your bird collage! Glad you had a great week--it shows in all the beautiful photos you posted. Thanks!

Anna said...

I love the collage. Great pictures of the birds.

sunnymama said...

Fantastic pictures! The second is my favourite. Really great capture. :)

Willow said...

Blue herons are my favorite birds! I love seeing along the coastal wetlands here. Do you go walking at Bolsa Chica often?

Have a happy weekend!

Tammie Lee said...

ah, spring is in full bloom for you and it is wonderful to see your ocean photos and imagine I am breathing in that wonderful sea air.

LadyFi said...

Wonderfully lush shots and marvellously blue skies... Heaven!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Nice shots, love your bird collage!

Karen said...

I am so loving the photos--it's stirring up a craving within me--want to explore my own wetlands!

Kcalpesh said...

These are really nice shots from a wonderful day :-)

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