Tender Moments For Tuesday: 15 August 2017 (Re-blogged)

’tis a busy week, so enjoy this “Tender Tuesday” re-blog of music and some local scenery.

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Eyrie Of An Aries

I need a break from all of the hate. Everywhere I go, I hear people talking shit and nonsense. I see people doing nothing but ensuring that they are part of the problem, and doing nothing to be part of the solution. The lunatics have officially taken over the asylum, from what I’ve seen. At least my sanctuary in my little corner of the world remains solid, fortified, and secure. The royal fortress in the meadow stands tall!

Apologies for the quality of the pictures; they’re the best that I could take on short notice, with only my cell-phone camera!

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Tender Moments For Tuesday: 15 August 2017

I need a break from all of the hate. Everywhere I go, I hear people talking shit and nonsense. I see people doing nothing but ensuring that they are part of the problem, and doing nothing to be part of the solution. The lunatics have officially taken over the asylum, from what I’ve seen. At least my sanctuary in my little corner of the world remains solid, fortified, and secure. The royal fortress in the meadow stands tall!

Apologies for the quality of the pictures; they’re the best that I could take on short notice, with only my cell-phone camera!

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Egyptian Quackers in Germany~

How about some beautiful Egyptian geese for the first full day of summer? I don’t refer to geese as quackers – that name goes to ducks – I call them “honkers!”

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Is there anything more winsome than newly hatched Egyptian goslings?

Mama is quite a beauty too!

Germany has a wonderful selection of exotic birds swimming in their lakes and rivers.

Egyptian Geese originated in the Nile Valley and Africa, and were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians who first domesticated them.

People bought these geese as ornamental birds and many escaped, establishing feral colonies all over Western Europe.

I saw these beauties swimming in The Neckar River in Heidelberg during my April trip.

Cheers to you from The Holler, and from the hopefully, still-happily paddling geese in Germany~

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Saturday Scenery: Squirrel & Deer

The Toronto Blue Jays are currently handing the Seattle Mariners their third straight loss in as many days (7 – 2), so I decided to share a few pictures which I snapped on my cellphone over the past couple of months. I’ll invest in a proper camera one of these days, but roof repairs take a much higher priority!

Also, today’s gaming session begins at 1500 PDT – I hope that you tune in for the AvA action!

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Foraging at the fence-line

Striking a pose…

…but she noticed the blinds moving, even though I was being cautious!

“Bob” the squirrel, raiding one of the feeders…

…a chickadee flew in to wait her turn…

…she jumped on the side opposite “Bob” to grab a seed.

“Easy there, greedy-guts! Save some for the rest of us!”

This feeder is just outside of my front door.

“Bob” kept a watchful eye as I got a bit closer…

Ready for your close-up, little buddy?

He finally had enough of me standing there, and gave me the stink-eye before hopping down and scampering away!

ROMEO & JULIETTE

Beautiful close-ups of these magnificent, majestic birds. Perfection!
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A MOUTHFUL!

Some active bears snacking on fresh salmon! Love these photos – they’re perfect!
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Because bears are close to the ground,they cannot see down into the water very well.We are taller & thus can see down into the water better.If you could fly up into the air & look straight down,you’d be able to see all the salmon swimming about in that stream.

Some bears have found a way of getting around this ocular disabilty.They know the salmon are swimming around but cannot see them.They look for the fin on the back of the salmon to poke above the water.This is the salmons dorsal fin.The salmon probably isn’t even aware that their fin is above the water? This can only happen in the shallows  or when the salmon swims close to the surface. Smart bears look for these fins as a “Hi,I’m over here”sign.They charge into the water & lunge after the fin knowing there is a tasty salmon there.

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A SUNSET ROMEO

Beautiful sunset shots of “Romeo” the eagle…Wayne takes some phenomenal photographs of many fascinating critters!
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Your Holler Friends~

Some lovely photos from Cindy – enjoy! I know that I do!
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Check out the critters who dropped by The Holler in the last week or so.

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Grosbeaks are building nests all over Hollerdom.
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Red winged blackbirds are new arrivals and are hopefully nesting too.
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The orioles own the place, and their distinctive hanging nests are up and going.

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Yep, we put out a snoopy toddler pool for wildlife watering.
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Wily E. sniffed it a bit and helped himself mid-day, soon after we filled it! Cheeky wily one.

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Osprey came to check out all the action.
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Maybe he followed the bald eagle.

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One Ceanothus Moth typically shows up each year, usually in May. This one was early and had a five-inch wingspan!
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Cheers to your from your Holler critter friends~

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Boo Bear Loves his Berries~

Some beautiful photographs on a Thursday, courtesy of Cindy – enjoy!

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and he will go to great lengths to get them!
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If he gets jam on his head,
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he just takes a nap in the berry patch!

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There are lots of nice places to snooze,
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in Glacier National Park,
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and no one wakes you up!
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Humans like it too!
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Cheers to you from Glacier’s little brown bears~
Note: I miss you & your blogs! We have no wifi now in Yellowstone, so I will touch base when I can.

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A Feathered Friend…

I hear these birds every morning, but they have always been hard to locate. The plants and trees in my yard are flourishing and the birds are nesting, so all of the shrubbery will stay thick and full until autumn.

Anyway, after a few weeks of “talking” with this specific species, one finally decided to strike a pose for proper identification:

It is a white-crowned sparrow – very pretty!

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