ChosenPerspectives for WPC 4/4/18 Smile

Smile

OK, so when we are in the mountains, I get up very early every morning so that I can watch the sunrise. I love to hear (sometimes see) the marauding Wild Turkeys AND any other wild life passing through that early (deer, moose, coyote, bull frogs, various seed eating birds, etc.)

I sit on the porch swing under a glass roof so I can be there in any weather. This event starts my days with a smile.

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the swing is the white strip right below and slightly left of the chimney

This is what I see from my protected seat.

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in better weather, the view extends to the mountains

So, I’m all bundled up yesterday, mug of hot coffee warming my hands and I hear a scuffling sound over the edge, just past the rapidly growing daffodils. I get up to investigate and hear it what I see.

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this is a container of bird seed! 

Uh oh. I realize now what the scuffling sound was. A Squirrel, our primary nemesis here (other than the Flickers that are relentlessly eating our HOUSE!) has somehow gotten the lid off the container.

Though we have finally found a system using Slinky’s to keep him off the bird feeders, STILL he finds this way to torment James, who really wants to resort to the BB Gun. So far, I won’t let him.

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BRAZEN fellow, this guy!!

I chase him off before J. can get his weapon, and bring the seed container up to the porch where we have collected a pile of stuff to take to Goodwill. Now the seed is right next to me, within arm’s reach should our invader dare to approach!

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Next, I see the squirrel return to the place where the container had been…and he is completely stumped. He knows it was right there just minutes before. He sniffs around frantically and this next thing, I wish I had thought to video tape. He stops, slowly turns and points his angry beady little eyes directly at ME, up on the porch. We stay frozen, in this stand off for long seconds! That GLARE!! (You will never convince me that rodents can’t THINK.)

The squirrel scampers off, disgusted, and after a quick trip inside for more coffee, I return to sitting on my swing, peaceful morning again, at last.

But no, I come back outside to this!!!

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In the short time it took me to go inside, this little guy (and several members of his clan) have shown up and eaten a HOLE in the side of the seed container. It is now leaking birdseed for them to chow down on!!!

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The irritation came first but then I could not prevent the huge SMILE!

Congregate for The Daily Post-one word prompt

Congregate

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“Hey I heard about this great new breakfast place. Wanna go try it out?”

 

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“Sure, I could eat.”
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“Great menu but it gets pretty crowded.”
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“Yeah, check out the line waiting.”
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“And apparently they will serve just about ANYONE here!”

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“Hey, wait a minute!!! I don’t think THAT guy had a reservation!”
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“Yeah, so what? Wanna make somethin’ of it?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

con·gre·gate
verb
  1. gather into a crowd or mass.
    synonyms: assemblegathercollect, come together, convenerallyrendezvousmustermeetclustergroup

 

COB (Cee’s Oddball Challenge)

Instructions are:

This challenge is for those photos you take that don’t really fit into any common category. There is never a theme to this challenge, so what is an odd ball is all up for you to discover and photograph.

My entry:

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My healthiest Fern….

 

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: January 21, 2018

Still another for Cheeky WPC 12/12/17

Certain visitors to my house often look Cheeky to me. They have serious attitude!

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And then there are the ones whose actual appearance captures a kind of audacity.

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Even one of my neighbor’s cats, names Purrcy, exudes Cheeky-ness. Just ask MY cats who are furious that they cannot get outside to EAT Purrcy…who absolutely KNOWS this!

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And lastly, there are many regular birds who stop by for a snack who seem pretty Cheeky to me!

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There you have it. CHEEKY of me, right?

Scale for WPC 10-11-17

So the theme this week is Scale and apparently it was already a favorite of mine. No surprise as the instructions were filled with the word “perspective”. That, of course, really caught my eye, and reminded me of so many photos I have taken over the years showing the scale of something from differing perspectives..

Here are just a few.

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I LOVED these flowers.
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They looked like copies of regular sized flowers but were actually very tiny!

 

I have a collection of little trains. This is the, by far, the smallest.

 

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the scale of my bugs

 

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Felt pretty small by comparison to this tree…and then remembered the Redwood Forrest…

 

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Fun with the giraffe 

 

Series of shots showing the scale of shells found in Fiji.

 

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Biggest “dandelion” I have ever seen!

 

And last, but certainly not least, one of my favorite all-time posts from one of my favorite all-time bloggers, Mr. Badfish himself…

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Scale of Tina’s Toes

It’s a good read!

 

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