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Hummer’s Mean Home: Part I (Perching)~

Brilliant post by Cindy Knoke on hummingbirds. Her description of one little hummer, as well as that of her husband, are not to be missed! Looking forward to Part II with acquisitive anticipation 😊


Coming home means hanging out with the hummers.

I don’t worry about them when I’m gone.

I just miss them.

My husband, the actual-factual, logical-biostatistician, said incredulously, “They fly up to me like they missed me.”

He’s not used to thinking like this,


but he can’t help noticing such obvious birdy behavior.

Speaking of birdy behavior, we are having a problem this year.

The snoozing little capitalist you see above is dominating two quart-sized feeders and relentlessly attacking and driving all hummers off who try to feed. He spends more time hoarding nectar than feeding and snoozes all the time because he’s exhausted from all his effort. Of course he can’t even begin to drink this much nectar!

You can see him perched on the wire above the feeder, waiting to attack any bird that dares to drink! We have three feeders now spaced far apart to control him, one…

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“PIGLET” BEING PIGLET | Welcome to Tofino Photography

Meet Piglet! Wayne at Tofino Photography has captured the most adorable images of a bear cub he dubbed Piglet. We as yet don’t know the gender of this little sweetheart, but do we care? No! Cute is cute. Please visit Wayne’s site, like and share (links are below) 🙂

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Piglet by Tofino Photography

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Bear Cub Piglet and Mum Playtime by Tofino Photography

Piglet with Mum, Peggy

Piglet and Mum by Tofino Photography

Chester with Mum, Crystal

Bear Cub Chester & Mum Crystal by Tofino Photography

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Blumen Baden~

Cindy Knoke is traveling and sharing all the lovely photos she’s taking along the way. She’s currently in Baden-Baden, and these gorgeous flowers are on the Lichtenthaler Alle along the River Oos.
Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest, near the border with France. Its thermal baths led to fame as a fashionable 19th-century resort. Alongside the Oos River, park-lined Lichtentaler Allee is the town’s central promenade.
ENJOY!


Baden-Baden’s spring bloom is just beginning.

The tulips on the Lichtenthaler Alle,

a strolling avenue and park,

that follows the River Oos,

are beginning their splendid spring bloom.


The park,

created in the 19th century,

is a wonderland of exotic plants and flowers.

Cheers to you from Baden-Baden’s glorious alle~

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Tofino Photography ~ Maggie Girl

Wayne of Tofino Photography captures the most exquisite wildlife photos. This is the bald eagle he has dubbed Maggie Girl. After visiting his website, your eyes, your heart, your soul will never be the same … ♥

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Nature’s Soul~

Cindy Knoke brings us her exquisite photographs of Arches National Park ~ gorgeous red rock country to delight the eye and embellish the soul . . .

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Some humans relax in natural places,
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and are less content in human spaces.
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While other’s thrive in the social whirl,
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a nature’s soul will find depth of meaning,
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far from the thrum of a human being.
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Nature’s souls go to wild spaces,
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for it is here they find their sacred places.
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Cheers to you from a nature’s soul~

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Tofino Photography Sunsets

REFLECTIONS OF CHESTERMANS BEACH

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AN EAGLE’S SUNSET

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“I shot these on June 4rth/14. The eagle is Romeo. My favourite feathered friend. He’s always happy to see & pose for me. Our weather here has been very poor. If I don’t get the light, I do not go out. So I haven’t seen my friend in what seems like an eternity!”

SUNSET SEARCHING

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A TOFINO SUNSET

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“October in Tofino has been unusually rainy ……………even for us! I went for a bike ride/walk on Chestermans today. I think I ran into three people. You can always tell how bad the storm is by the number of people you run into out on the beach. I’ve been out there in raging winds & hard rain with nobody else, but If you go during a warm summer day, there are several hundred out there. So I use what I call the “Tofino” Scale to determine how large a storm is. There is the “Richter” scale for earthquakes, the “Beaufort” scale for wind strength & the “Fujita”scale for Tornados. I use the “Tofino” scale to determine how bad a storm is.

The “Tofino” scale uses the number of people found on the beach by me during an average walk. A number of 500 is considered a very excellent day to be out & about, while a number of 0 means a very bad storm. (500-0, excellent to bad) Today was a three.

So I’ve decided to repost a couple of shots I took. I shot these on April 27th/09. What you’re seeing is a rainstorm with the setting sun in behind. All colours are original & have not been altered.”

Sedna~

Cindy Knoke comes to us from Arches National Park in Utah, sharing her exquisite photography. Southern Utah is red rock country, and the red earth always calls me home… ❤

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Alien Talking Heads.

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Sedna’s Queens. Obviously we are not in Sedna, but we may as well be. I also made up these names.

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The surface of Sedna. Sedna is thought to be the most distant dwarf planet in our solar system and was discovered in 2003.

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The enthroned Queen. We are in Arches National Park in Utah which looks like a cross between Petra, Egypt, and some alien world.

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The Four Pharoahs.

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Valley of the Kings.

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Tower of Babel.

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Balancing Brain.
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Climbing Devils Thumb. (Click to enlarge the photo and you can see the technical climber about thrity feet from the summit.)

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Anteojos. (Glasses in Spanish)
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Six-shooter.
Cheers to you from Arches National Park in Utah~
We are traveling between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, so internet is spotty, but I will touch base with you when I can.

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Butchart Fall Fete~

Cindy Knoke hails us from the Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada with her exquisite photography. Flowers are so delicate and pure, offering brilliant beauty and asking nothing in return. Cindy has captured their divine essence. I hope you’ll visit her blog for the full experience ❤

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Fall in the Butchart Gardens,
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is a visual feast.
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As tree leaves turn,
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flowers burn,
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triumphant,
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in their in their fall finale.
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An autumnal pageant,
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before winter sleep.
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Cheers to you from the Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada~

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Mountain Mahogany in Bloom~

Cindy Knoke has such an astute eye for the exquisite. Here, she shows us blooming mountain Mahogany that grows only in the Western US & Mexico. Visit her blog to see more stunning photographs taken during her travels…

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Mahogany blooming in the High Sierra,
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with sailor seeds,

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ready to fly to their new home.

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Blooming in high altitude
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they blanket hillsides
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with seeds like summer snow~
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Cheers to you from blooming Mahogany that grows only in the Western US & Mexico~

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