Kildeer

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I noticed a Killdeer foraging in an empty lot one evening while visiting the site of an eagle nest I monitor for the Audubon Society. When I lived up north these birds were a common sight but after migrating south I rarely saw or heard them so it was a real treat to catch a glimpse.

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Tis the season…

Red Christmas Flower_backyard1During the Christmas holiday we can become rushed and feel overwhelmed by all the extra activities and gatherings associated with this joyous season. This is just a little reminder to take a minute every now and again to stop and smell the flowers and smile at a stranger you may just be the bright spot in their day.

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TEXAS WIND FARM the QUIET GIANTS

untitled-153The natural energy source I have always thought of when thinking of Texas is oil what a surprise to find massive wind farms scattered throughout the countryside.

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Whizzing down the highway I captured this scene of a homestead planted smack in the middle of a cotton field surrounded by these wind turbines that I call quiet giants.

untitled-125We took a side road and meandered around to get a close encounter with the wind turbines. Not exactly a tourist trap but an enjoyable encounter.

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Navajo Code Talkers

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Recently while in Albuquerque NM for the annual hot air balloon fiesta my friend and I visited Old Town Albuquerque where the Navajo Code Talkers had an information booth set up. I took a couple quick snaps while my friend had a conversation with one of the Code Talkers. Admittedly I’d never heard of this group and now I regret not taking time to listen to what they were talking about. This past week my friend’s daughter shared a post on her facebook page and as a tribute to this group of men I’m sharing the link and information :

The last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers of World War II has died. Chester Nez, died this morning of kidney failure at the age of 93. Give him a LIKE to honor his extraordinary service and legacy http://bit.ly/1ktnTwk

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My autumn vacation at the zoo in San Antonio Texas week 3

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The last day in San Antonio we chose to visit the zoo. What a surprise to see these Scarlet Ibis roosting in the tree tops, from a distance I thought they were flamingos because I’d never seen an ibis with this coloring.

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Who doesn’t love babies! In the Angolan Colobus exhibit was a new arrival!

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My friend made a friend with this hippo!

Hope you enjoy the San Antonio views.

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What I saw on my autumn vacation… San Antonio Texas week 2

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Hope you enjoy the views… More photo’s from San Antonio coming soon!

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What I saw on my autumn vacation… San Antonio Texas

Foot-bridge over San Antonio Riverwalk-598-2This was my first visit to San Antonio Riverwalk and hopefully not the last. The visit was much like putting a kid in a candy store, only the candy was a visual treat and this kid was packing a Nikon. Foot-bridge over San Antonio Riverwalk colorful umbrellas-613-2outdoor cafe under umbrella San Antonio Riverwalk colorful umbrellas-767-2

Hope you enjoy the views… don’t touch that dial there will be more photo’s from San Antonio in upcoming posts. 

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