Sunday, September 25, 2016

CHILDBIRTH AT 65

CHILDBIRTH AT 65

CHILDBIRTH AT 65: 
"With all the technology regarding fertility recently, a 65 yr old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit. 
"May I see the baby?" I said. 
"Not yet" she said. 
"I'll make coffee and we'll chat for a while first." 
Thirty minutes had passed and I asked
 "May I see the baby now?"
 "No, not yet" she said. 
After another few minutes had elapsed, I asked again,
 "May I see the baby now?" 
"No, not yet" replied my friend.
 Growing very impatient, I asked,
 "Well, when can I see the baby?"
 "WHEN HE CRIES" she told me. 
"WHEN HE CRIES" I demanded! "Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?" 
"BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM, OK??"
(author unknown :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"BUTTERFLIES & CAIMAN" ~ COWAN ~ ROYAL SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

"BUTTERFLIES & CAIMAN" ~ COWAN~ ROYAL SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

BIRDS & DAFFODILS: "BUTTERFLIES & CAIMAN" ~ COWAN ~ ROYAL SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION http://birdsanddaffodilsbylyndabergman.blogspot.com/2016/09/butterflies-caiman-cowan-royal-society.html:
"As Mark Cowan traveled down the Amazon, he captured a phenomenal photo of a lounging caiman with a crown of butterflies. The winged creatures need salt to survive, and the water that collects on the caiman's skin is a key provider. 
Cowan's "Butterflies and Caiman" received a 
Special Commendation of the
 2016 Royal Society Photography Competition."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BABY BONOBO CHIMPANZEE~ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS

BABY BONOBO CHIMPANZEE ~ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS

 
"Who's our favorite little mud muffin sitting in the stream?
 Lukuru, son of bonobo Jo-T, was born Oct. 1, 2014. Bonobo sons maintain a special relationship with their mothers, even after they become adults. In bonobo societies, females are dominant. So sons need the help of their mothers to fit in and be successful. Sons stay in their natal group their entire lives. Females migrate out and join other groups."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NEW BABY BORNEAN ORANGUTAN ~ SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO

Batang gave birth to a male infant Bornean orangutan last night!
Both he and his mom appear to be doing well.
The Great Ape House is closed to give them time to bond.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME

GOD BLESS AMERICA,
Land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

YELLOW MIGRATING BIRDS VISITING MY YARD ON THEIR WAY SOUTH

YELLOW MIGRATING BIRDS VISITING MY YARD ON THEIR WAY SOUTH

LOOKIE WHO'S HERE 
HEY THERE!
Beautiful little migrating birds.
This one might be a "yellow warbler".  Not sure.
Look at this little birdie ~ looking back at me.
It's a lot smaller than the one above.
It loves to bathe in the water that I (purposely) leave on the rocks.
That little bird's flock is here today.
He's loving bathing on the stones, too.
It's such a joy for me to see them happy in my yard, flitting back and forth.
Remember, it seems I always see new ones just in front of cold fronts.
I LOVE this time of year!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

F ~ IS FOR FAIRY, LOST IN THE STORM

F is for fairy,
 lost in the storm,
but her friends,
 I am sure,
will keep her 
from harm.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

KRIBA ~ WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA CUDDLES HER BABY ~ TARONGA ZOO IN SYDNEY

KRIBA ~ WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA CUDDLES HER BABY ~ TARONGA ZOO IN SYDNEY

"MOTHER LOVE"

Kriba, a Western Lowland Gorilla cuddles her baby at Taronga Zoo in Sydney

Friday, September 2, 2016

SEEING MY FIRST MIGRATING BALTIMORE ORIOLE THIS YEAR

SEEING MY FIRST MIGRATING BALTIMORE ORIOLE THIS YEAR

I'm so excited!!!
This is the time of year the migrating birds start passing through on their way south.  I've been watching my bird bath for the first migrating BALTIMORE ORIOLE and here it is!
 It might be a juvenile male because of the color.  It's probably a "scout".
 In a couple of days I'm hoping to have lots more BALTIMORE ORIOLES at my bird bath.

Early yesterday morning, I saw some kind of THRUSH in the very back of my yard.
A little later, I saw two more.  For the last couple of weeks, I've heard new sounds in the trees.
I love this time of year.
After the middle of August, I'm always listening for new sounds and watching for unusual movements in the bushes and trees.  I'm so used to watching the birds all summer, I really can tell when things are different.  For the next several days, I'll be "glued" to my windows.
When I'm rushing to take pictures, some are better than others.  I have to be really fast because the birds don't usually hang around.  They keep moving back up to the trees.
Hope you are watching and enjoying your birds and nature, too.