Tuesday, September 30, 2014

THEY ARE EVERYWHERE !!


Unbeknownst to me and Mr. Orangie
life does continue on
whether fast forward or slow and methodical


This swoop of birds narrowly misses us
as we walk the beach this time of year.


They really have no fear of us
because I suspect they know we come in peace.


Landing far enough away 
affords them time to snatch up morsels.
Those things that are always here in the autumn months.


We were presented with an array of birds the other morning
zipping around above 
catching flies that kept bumping into us.


I swam while Jim took photos of all the birds.


Even this seagull was interested in the excitement
and hovered over us from time to time.


On the ground the waves would sneak up on the birds
making them hop and jump all over the rocks.
Their minds were still on those edibles.


Far off over the lake
you can see more birds
knowing that this place is a goldmine!


Jim always finds his serenity along the edge of the shoreline,


 while I body-surf with the birds
focusing on my nemesis, Mr. Orangie.
So whether pacing slowly or fast like a dart,
our world always gives us what we need
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PEACE OF MIND & BODY


23 comments:

  1. What amazing photos, such beautiful colours, a real autumn-like feel to some of them
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thanks for dropping by PL, my world is turning all colours which I must show you guys soon!!

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  2. What awesome photos, Ron! Love the birds hopping up in the waves and Ms SD at the end! Thank you for sharing your beautiful world! Take care!

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    1. The birds were having a feast of insects some of which were dive-bombing us.

      Sophie was much more interested in fetching (saving) Mr. Orangie from a fate worse than death!!

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  3. Love photo #8 of the birds and the glistening rocks!

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    1. Those particular birds swooped by us and zigzagged all over the place. I snapped the camera like crazy and thus the result!

      Glad you like!

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  4. Your photos and your post remind me of all the fun I've been missing by not stopping by--I'm going to try to be better. You and Jim are both such talented photographers, and your pictures truly inspire me.

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    1. INSPIRATION really is the name of the game with blogging isn't it. I have many peeps that I follow who always amaze me thusly I try to learn their technique or write a post with their curve of the ball.
      Don't beat yourself up Kim about getting here to play with Sophie Doodle she will always hand you the ball. She is the best when it comes to this.

      Cheers to everyone!
      Ron

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  5. Sophie, The photos today make me smile - what a breathtaking world you inhabit. I hope none of those birds think Mr Orangie is a delectable morsel! Love the gull and the colored circles - flying toward the light.

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    1. The gull photo was super pale and I deliberated as to whether I should show everyone that take of it, but once I began editing then I switched my focus as you can see.

      The birds always fascinate me as they dart up and down the beach or into the grasses. So many chances to exact some clever photos!!

      Cheers from sea level!!

      Ron and Sophie here!!

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  6. Great photos! It's so hard to take good bird photos, and you make it look easy.

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    1. I am always keep alert when birds enter the picture. Sometimes, I miss the most beautiful pictures because of inattention, but I try my best to enjoy the little ones.

      The movement excites me so I just click in a frenzy most time!!

      Ron

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  7. Thank you for coming to visit me!!!! I loved your beautiful words! Here I am looking at all this beauty in your world, and it does not seem possible that these photos are real- they are so perfect and happy and full of life. I love all those birds flying, and gliding and doing their thing,, And I love you too Sophie
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Your world must have nature that just grabs you and won't let you go.

      Listen, if we end up on the west coast, we all are going to go hiking and picture taking. OK!?

      YAY!!

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  8. Wonderful photos. Wouldn't we like to be as free as those birds!

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    1. Perhaps we will in another life!

      Just a thought!

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  9. I love seeing the world through Sophie's (and Ron's) eyes!

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    1. Sophie has been my saviour and vicey versey I'm sure!!

      Thanks so much Mitch!!

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  10. Oh, wonderful photos! #8 is my favourite! I love visiting with you, Sophie. And you know, the other day when we were down by the lake, I spotted a ball that some poor dog had lost. I got really excited because I thought you had visited....but alas, the ball was not orange, so I knew it wasn't you. It was green. Mr. Greenie? Perhaps a friend of Mr. Orangie? :)

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    1. Those birds and the rocks are being considered for greeting cards. It's the beginning of some photos we are putting together to sell at Jim's shop. Time will tell if it works, but we will try it!!

      Mr. Greenie, hey don't say that too loud with Mr. Orangie hanging around!

      Winks!

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  11. Interesting set of pictures.
    The seagull is the one that got the most my attention,
    possibly due to the color scheme, and the composition.
    :)

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    1. I thank you Bruno. I am always amazed when I take pictures, go home and view and find something that grabs me to work on. I know other edits could have been used but for now this is what pleased me.

      Ron

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  12. Gorgeous series. It's looking like fall. I love the shot of the waves sneaking up on the birds.

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