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Headed Home

This sport fishing boat probably is headed into Venice for an docking a bit after dark. He might as well keep going everybody else seems to be headed north – back home. We were over there visiting friends before they return to the Lake of the Ozarks. The roads are busy with RV’s and trailer homes, all headed north sporting license plates like Ontario and Minnesota. The trees are leafing out but that’s not the real sign of spring. It’s the snowbird evacuation that so clearly indicates winter is over. Like the boater who doesn’t have his timing quite right, these folks will get wherever before it warms up. And that leaves us with a pretense of proper timing. The Bahamas should be plenty warm by now. Local racers are thinking about getting down to Georgetown late April for the big regatta. If we get out of here on time (as in soon) we will be quite smug. If we don’t, well let’s say frustration is just the beginning.

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Kids – A Double Double

First we have two great Blue Heron fledglings in the late afternoon sun. They are from an early hatching and are just about ready to fly. But they can’t yet so they seem to hang out, harass each other and occasionally stretch their wings. We, on the other hand, can visit the Venice rookery over on the west coast ¬†with old friends (as in waaay back to college days) and afterwards retire to the beach for sunset. Of course equipped with wine & cheese. Can’t beat that.

Then we have breakfast time for the kids – two smaller Great Blues. Our adult provider didn’t give us a beak stuffed inside another beak transfer shot instead choosing to drop and run. The morning light was just superb as the low sun was ever so delicately filtered by thin clouds. Birds like this group tended to be highlighted against darker less reflective leaves as though we were able to light just them. A morning bird shoot in the middle of town has a special routine. Go photograph the early morning breakfast routine of the birds. Then retire to a local cafe for breakfast. Can’t beat that.

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Lone Sentinel

Modern technology is marvelous. We can find out almost anything we want by tapping on a keyboard even detailed info on our current weather. However, the old fashioned-stick-one’s-head-out-the-window method still has its place. Maybe there’s a nice sunrise and just maybe we would get to enjoy it with neighbors. In this case, a great blue heron preens a bit before a day of hunting whatever is available along the shore.

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