Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween yet again

Took this photograph shortly after midnight about 10 days ago. Watched the moon all the way home. Just couldn't go inside until I got the camera out and tried to capture all those clouds around the moon.

Happy Halloween again

These photographs were taken outside of the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Dixie Stampede is owned by Dolly Parton, as is Dollywood. If you have ever been to Pigeon Forge you were about 30 minutes from my house.
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October Events --- Happy Halloween

The funny part, is I took this photograph in August, in Spring City, Tennessee. I also got caught at it by the home owner. Oh, well!

I started October the same way I ended September, with the computer blues. It has gotten better. I was tagged this month, and I reluctantly played this game. I was ganged up on by 3 of my blogging buddies. I have to admit, once I finally found the time to sit down and prepare everything I did enjoy it. But I still did not pass it along. If you want to play you can retrieve it from here and play. I was suppose to pass it to 7 people, so don't be bashful.

At the beginning of the month, not only were gas prices still sky high, but there was fear of not being able to get gas. So the first week I only went to Spring City to be with Jimmy one night. Spring City is twice as far from work as my home is, and is in the opposite direction. The rest of the month I went 2 nights each week. Gas prices did go down, but so did the stock market.

Was able to go to Duck, Duck, Goose with my daughter in anticipation of the baby to be. Didn't think I could let the Monthly events go by without mentioning we have our 2nd grandchild on the way did you?

October isn't October in East Tennessee unless you make it the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see the colors. I went the first Monday morning, was a little disappointed, but not to be put off. I went the next Monday and Tuesday. You have been seeing those photographs throughout October. I even went one more time the last week before we left on vacation. I have not even begun to go through those photographs. Know all the colors will be gone by the time I return.

We left to St Pete on Friday, October 24. Before we got out of Spring City our realtor called to tell us the offer we had made on a house had been accepted. We ended out leaving later than we had planned due to faxing back and forth. We stopped in Atlanta to get Mama. Hope you have been enjoying my beach photographs taken in June. Decided I better go through those, in hopes of coming home with lots more of the birds at the beach and Lake Seminole Park. And I have, so far 2 different Osprey, Black and White Warbler, Broad Winged Hawk (I think), White Ibis, several different Herons and Egrets, Cormorant and Anhinga, male and female Red Bellied Woodpecker. Keep looking for the Spoonbill, but so far have not seen any.

Whoops, forgot Mason. How could I forget Mason? He is special, we love spending time with him. They say all grandchildren are special for different reasons, he is because he came first. The next one will be because he/she will be 2nd. And so on!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dragonfly at Lake Seminole Park

I took this photograph on Wednesday at the same park I have been posting this week photographs taken in June 2008. I now know the park is called Lake Seminole Park instead of Seminole Park. I was so excited to get this one photo of a dragonfly I decided to go ahead and post it. I have taken lots of photographs this week and will be going through them to get the best of each bird. With only one photograph of a dragonfly it was easy, nothing to go through. I do not know which type of dragonfly. Have not tried to learn them yet.
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More Brown Pelicans at John's Pass Boardwalk

Love that wing span.
And then landing.
Then I got another one as he is coming in to land on one of the post.
And then as he is trying to steady himself on the post.
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Brown Pelicans at John's Pass

Here I have my favorite poses, on the post.
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Brown Pelicans at John's Pass Boardwalk

The fishing boats come in close to the boardwalk at John's Pass. The fishermen feed the scraps to the Pelicans and Herons.
I think this bottom photo is one of my favorite. Although I like the ones of them on the post.
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Various Brown Pelicans in flight

Just some photographs of Brown Pelicans in flight.
On a mission across the shoreline.
This last one he must have been fixing to dive for the fish.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

St Pete at sunset

These were also taken during our trip in June.
They have a Hawaii feel to them, although I have never been to Hawaii. Everybody dreams of going there. My dream trip is to Alaska. Someday.....
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Gull at Lake Seminole Park

Thought I had this one figured out, until the Gull I had picked said it had red legs. Which Gull do you think it is?
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Ducks in the water at Lake Seminole Park

I think these are all Mallards, notice the yellow bill. But please correct me if I am wrong.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mallard Ducks at Lake Seminole Park

Thought to begin with these were both Mallards. I then thought the bottom photograph is a Mottled Duck. After going back to Lake Seminole Park and seeing all the ducks again I think they are both Mallards.
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Great Blue Heron at St Pete's Beach

These photographs of the Great Blue Heron were taken in the same general location of the Snowy Egret photos.

Snowy Egret at St Pete Beach

This Snowy Egret was at the end of St Pete Beach where people go to fish.

He was fishing too, I just didn't capture a photograph in action.