Guest Blogger Ed Lipsman wrote today
“My flight launched from Oahu, Hawaii, North Shore location amid a calm beautiful sea, bountiful sunshine and low winds, and warm temps all of which helped with the launch.
My flight was fantastic as I always wanted to fly and being propelled into the air and over the ocean by water turbines was just a fantastic rush!”
Remember Ed Lipsman? Meet Flashes of Fire Author click for his author portrait and book link.
There were two messages from my friend Joanne but I was so excited about the beach glass yarn she sent a surprise a gift, I missed the second.
Here’s what she said –
“Where else would the dollar store be the Loonies & Toonies Store? Canada has one dollar coins (Loonies) and two dollar coins (Toonies). No paper ones or twos.
And the puzzle is set up in a gift/coffee shop where guests are invited to sit a while and puzzle.”
Guest blog by my son-in-law James
Cleveland National Airshow at the Burke Lakefront Airport
“My cousin Troy is ranked a CW3 Warrant officer. He was in Afghanistan for a year, Kuwait for a year, and Germany flying around generals and other dignitaries for 3 years. He is an 18 year army vet and has been a part of the Golden Knights for 1.5 years”….James
Cousins Troy and James and Charles and The Golden Knights
The Navy Blue Angels
My good friend and blog follower Bill is on the beat. Again. This time in OIB NC. (That’s Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.)
This morning he sent me a photo. (He won the caption contest at the local paper recently- got in the newspaper Without dying or getting arrested post.
Since I was on jury duty today all day, it felt good to know I had a guest blogpost at the ready! Thanks Bill. See his photograph below.
And the coincidence is I’d just watched the new version of The Little Prince and was reminded of my favorite quotation.
“Goodbye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
Thanks for sending this wonderful Wordless Wednesday photograph, Shannon.
Guest blog today from friend Kristin in Gainesville, Florida.
Here’s her photo of One Love Cafe, within walking distance to their home.
She saw the theme for the weekly challenge –One Love
Thanks for the photo today! Perfect for the challenge.
Guest blog by Shuey from Niceville, Florida. You may remember his popular guest post of the handsome Barred Owl.
I like both pairs of photographs. Majestic birds. Thanks, Shuey.
Snowy Egret or Blue Heron?
Shuey wrote Saw the Snowy Egret standing tall out on the lake by our house as I drove home, so . . . grabbed my camera and went back. Still there.
While shooting the Great Egret, the Blue Heron splashed down right in front of me. Beautiful. Just had to share them with someone.
Best wishes for the new year,
PS: Of each pair of photos, which do you like best. I would appreciate your opinion.
Fellow blogger Sylvia https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/wpc-circle-circles-from-around-the-world/posts gorgeous Bird photos of Egrets and Shuey’s reminded me of her bird photography.
My daughter Laura took this image, next to Columbus Architectural Salvage, Columbus, Ohio.
The title of the post, is the question she texted me.
Oyster Radio from Apalachicola already posted one of the photos my guest blogger Kristin sent me earlier today. Direct from St. George Island, Florida.
This is what she saw as she looked out the window.
There was lightning and strong winds. I asked her if she could hear anything from the waterspout.
I had to go and look up waterspout as I’ve never seen one.
The National Ocean Service explains a waterspoutTo give you a better perspective, you can see their house in the picture (this is the one Oyster Radio already showed) You might remember the Century Plant from last year.
Long time friend from Niceville,Florida, sent these beautiful photographs. Also, blog readers he is looking to purchase a new camera with a longer lens and some stabilization but great for travel- not too bulky or heavy. My cameras are all pretty weighty. Suggestions?
You may remember Shuey or Niceville I love that town name) as the photographer of one of my most popular posts with the most hits- the Barred Owl.
“This Blue Heron is seen frequently around our neighborhood in the ponds and yards.
Now that it’s gotten warmer, the fish in the ponds are staying out in deeper water (cooler) than is suitable for even this birds long legs, so he patrols the grassy and wooded areas looking for frogs, small mammals, large insects and even other birds.
Each evening, however, he’s usually seen back in the ponds standing a couple of yards from shore where the local coyote and fox won’t come after him.”
Thanks for the blue heron photos.
And as far as lightweight, long lens camera I am at a loss.
My full format DSLR cameras are all super heavy with the glass attached. Maybe a blog follower will have a camera suggestion for travel but not to bulky or heavy?