Monday, May 30, 2011

Joplin MO Survivor story



This is my step-son's story of his experience in the f5 tornado. The house he was in was a few blocks from St John's hospital, which as you may have heard turned 4 inches on its foundation - a 9 story building 4 inches, just imagine how much wind that required!

Bryan recorded a few videos for us while we were there, I think it was cathartic for him.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rosey Macro Monday

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City Park was very lively in February but I did find a few pretty roses. They looked even brighter against the winter dull.

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MM3

Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - THANX to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!


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Not sure what these are, some sort of cocoons?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Swallows

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An overcast day didn't make for the best of photos but I love these fast flying birds. How they swoop crazily over the water.

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I keep seeing these nests in the areas where I'm seeing these swallows.  Are they from them? Do you know what kind of bird makes these nests?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Orleans City Park

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When we visited City Park in February there wasn't much greenery yet but there were plenty of birds. :0) Above you can see an Egret (or Ditch Chicken, lol) and some Ibis.

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I think this is a Grebe.

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A coot.

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Some sort of Louisiana ducks.

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A wood duck and some other fellows.

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A warbler?

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A bluebird.

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This fellow tried to hide. :0)

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A wonderful fountain!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Amaryllis Macro Monday

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Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - THANX to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!


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PLEASE pray for my hometown, Joplin, MO. A horrible tornado went through there and demolished much of what I knew for 30+ years of my life. :( My family is all ok, one is now homeless, but all are still alive.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ewwwww

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My son found this dead fish. Ewwwwww!

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Drippingly gross! Of course the guys thought it warranted a photo or two, lol. I decided to share when I saw how pretty the colors are. I mean, really, look past what it is and see the pretty colors involved. :0)

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Better? A dime-sized flutterer.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

a nice drive

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Driving down the road we suddenly saw this beautiful bald eagle sitting in a field. He looks like he's looking down his beak at the crow, lol.

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Then we came upon this ground hog. It was an exciting day! I saw another ground hog near my daughter's house a few days later, scared him under a pine tree, he didn't let me get a photo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wisconsin birds

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I scared up a rough legged hawk.

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Off he goes!

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One of these things is not like the others, la, la, la. :)

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I scared the seed right out of his mouth.

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He sure had fun kicking up snow!

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Just cuz I love him! :0)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Biloxi, MS

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Dennis wrote me a message in the sand. When I was a kid I went to Biloxi a couple of times with my grandparents for vacation. It was nice to visit again and things look waaaaay different than they did way back then, lol.

Birds, birds everywhere

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Squawking red-winged blackbird.

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A meadowlark?

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What is this fellow? Yellow bottom, sparrow type bird with dark head with yellow throat.

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Silly white-crowned sparrow.

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A goldfinch pretending to be a leaf, lol.