Have added some more lovely faces to my “All Things Dogs” page/tab, so have a look! So many pooches to adore, and so many to post; am loving all of them each time I go. But am getting complacent; must head to some different locations asap! Hopefully, this will be happening sooner than later. In the meantime, it sure wouldn’t hurt to dig out my old class notes and books and reacquaint myself with some creative editing techniques – backgrounds, texture, color… (Gee, ya think??)
The yellow thistle (Cirsium horridulum) is a tall branching “pasture weed of the South” with large yellow or red-purple flower heads and very spiny, clasping leaves. It piqued my interest when I read that in rare instances the blossom is yellow, which contradicted what was seen surrounding many grassy areas of the ponds at Hagan Stone Park!
I was so wrapped up in shooting this wet web that I never noticed the wee creature until the post-editing began… Happy surprises abound!
Some more images of the other heron at the local Bog Garden – can’t wait to watch and see the transition to the adult colors!
The Bluebird of Happiness – a song composed in 1934 and became a hit in 1945 when tenor Jan Peerce performed it in an opera.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly – classic award-winning music written by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg in 1939 specifically for the movie, The Wizard of Oz.
There’ll be bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover – the bluebird is American not English (no bluebirds there), however the Brits forgave songwriter Nat Burton for the slip-up because his war-time verse (early 1940′s) stirred the hearts of the English when needed and reinforced the faith that the future would once again be pleasant and peaceful when the war ended.
Listen to my bluebird laugh, she can tell you why - written by Stephen Stills, and while I love his songs, the version from Bonnie Raitt is one of my all-time favorite songs. In fact, this post is perfect timing. We’ll be going to Bonnie’s concert tonight!! It is my hope she sings this song, but it’s from her 1971 debut album…
Love this time of year – instead of hanging on the bird feeders and thrashing wild bird seed all over the place just to get to one lousy sunflower seed, the squirrels reign over the huge nut caches on the ground!!