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Cleveland National Air Show – Guest Blog

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

 

 

 

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The Navy Blue Angels

 



He Spotted a Fox on North Carolina Beach

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.


Guest Blog-Wordless Wednesday 


Thanks for sending this wonderful Wordless Wednesday photographShannon


One Love Cafe – Gainesville Florida

Guest blog today from friend Kristin in Gainesville, Florida. 

Here’s her photo of One Love Cafewithin walking distance to their home. 

She saw the theme for the weekly challenge –One Love

Thanks for the photo today! Perfect for the challenge.

  


Pick a Photo Pair

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?  

   
 I wanted to share with all of you. 

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,

Shuey

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. 


Birds or leaves?

My daughter Laura took this image, next to Columbus Architectural Salvage, Columbus, Ohio.

The title of the post, is the question she texted me.

  


Apalachicola FL Oyster Radio Beat Us to Publication- Guest Blog from St. George Island

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  waterspoutWater SpoutTo 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.

Waterspout St Geoge Island


Niceville Florida Friend Sent the Blue Heron Photos – Guest Blog

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.

Shuey wrote-

“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.”

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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?

 


Full Moon Rising Over St. George Island by Guest Blogger Kristin

This evening I received this lovely photo on my phone.

It’s the full moon rising over St. George Island, FL from my friend Kristin.

She agreed to be guest blogger for today’s post.  You might have seen her Orchid Cactus Bloom post or the Christmas Day Gators Post .

She sent another shot when it got darker but the mood of this one with the clothesline is my favorite.

Full Moon Rising

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Backlit Bubbles by Anna

Thank you for the lovely bubbles in late day light, dear Granddaughter Anna.

You are a great guest blogger.  I love how you see your world and capture it!

(remember the mannequin legs in the pickup truck?)

xxoo

your Grandma,  FF Ruthie

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