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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Beauty and the Beach

Enjoying beautiful weather here and I have taken so many photos...I really need to post more!  If you wish to receive notice of when there is a new post, you can enter your email into the section at the top of my blog  Thank you :)

Here are just a few recent photos :)

I caught a flash of coloured feathers as a hummingbird came in for a landing.  It had an iridescent Gorget that glistened in the sun, but unfortunately I was unsuccessful in capturing it in a photo.  This seems to have the characteristics of a Rufous Hummingbird. We have two types... Rufous and Anna Hummingbird (they sound like a couple of married folk ;)


Usually they look sleek when perched, so I was amazed to glimpse the orange and black feathers with white tips.


Here's another flash ~


The warm sunshine has encouraged many to the beach ~ these children were enjoying themselves...


although I wonder if that little fellow had any idea where he was or where he was going... his hat did more than shade his eyes, I think ;)


A rocky beach ~


Nightfall whispers in silver tones ~


Alone, I walked upon the silvered sands,
my focus on the ridges underfoot.
As dusk began to fall behind the day,
I heard a gentle ocean call my name.
Awakening from reverie, I paused
to listen to the sound that soothes my soul,
a rhythm with a heartbeat of my own.


Glo 2006

22 comments:

  1. Super hummingbird captures Glo, love those colours. We have the same two types here and they are very territorial about the feeders leading to some great aerial displays. The kids at the beach are too cute, love those reflection. Great series,

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    1. Thanks Gillian ~ glad you enjoyed my photos. The hummingbirds really are amazing with their whirring wings and quick as lightening moves. Love seeing the kids at the beach enjoying themselves :)

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  2. The last picture is one I wish I had taken. It's beautiful.

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    1. That's a lovely comment, Adrian ~ thanks :)

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  3. So many lovely photos, looks like you have been having a great time.

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    1. Thanks greenthumb ~ the weather has been gorgeous and can't help but get out in it and appreciate the beauty around me.

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  4. That evening shot is pretty wonderful as is your poem - I love that the ocean soothes your soul - mine too.

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    1. Thanks Elaine ~ happy to share the photos and so pleased you enjoyed the poem as well. It's so invigorating to be by the ocean when it's roiling or soothing when it is breathing calmly!

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  5. Nice shots of the hummer. It is so difficult to capture feathers which glisten.

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    1. Thanks John ~ light and timing re photographs ~ just hope to catch the brilliant red one day!

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  6. It's good to see that you've been enjoying good weather and taking lots of photos. I especially like the first and last pictures, and the poem.
    Thanks for the interesting links. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ with the gorgeous weather we have been experiencing, my camera hauls me out of the house at every opportunity! Glad you enjoyed the photos and poem.

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  7. I loved the title of this post and was also amazed to see the hummingbird's feathers, but them I'm always amazed to see them at all....gorgeous magical little creatures that they are.
    The hat on the little chap had me smiling, and wow....what an amazing poem with such a fantastic picture to accompany it. Marvelous post1xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Snowbird ~ you have a lovely way with words and I always enjoy reading your comments. So happy you enjoyed my post.

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  8. A perfect beach day - lovely photos and a fabulous poem. We love this area and spend as much time here as we can. Seems the scenery changes by the minute.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn ~ the scenery is indeed amazing and as you so, changeable so that nothing is ever the same. The weather has been gorgeous, and the bit of rain we are experiencing the last two days has been welcome...by the flowers!

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  9. Beautiful hummingbird! And I would love that Nightfall on my bedroom wall :)

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    1. Thanks Mo! Feel free to get the photo printed and frame it on your wall :)

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  10. Gorgeous photos of the hummingbird. Not a bird that I see other than in blogs and nature photos.
    I also love that little chap with his hat.

    I take it it’s your own poem? delightful, I really like it.

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    1. Thanks Friko and pleased you enjoyed the post.

      Yes, I went through a poetry writing phase for a few years, and although I still write a few, not as much as I did then!

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  11. Delightful silver light, and yet another wonderful poem. (Thank you for mine this week :) )

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    1. Thanks UHDD ~ you're most welcome:)

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