The Great Egret in the first photo was by itself in a pond. I was watching another egret flying in, and I thought it might join Egret #1. Boy, did it ever!
Egret #1 flew away unharmed.
Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, TX:
Yes, this is Paradise Pond during a drought. Surprisingly, there were some birds around due to the fact that there are a couple of faucets dripping into two small little pools. The roundest Cardinal I’ve ever seen:
And I was so excited to see the Great Kiskadee is still in residence:
It was a good first day at Paradise Pond.
This was a busy week, but I guess they all are!
We had a “crafting” get-together in TX this past week with at least 26 ladies attending. My plan was to make glasses cases (or iPod cases or phone cases) out of ready-made potholders. They are so simple — one L-shaped seam and sew on a button and you’re done.
NOT SO FAST!!! My machine down here isn’t as heavy duty as my machine at home, and goodness knows what size needles I had on hand, but they weren’t doing the job. I figured it wouldn’t be fun for the ladies to sew with needles breaking every fourth potholder, so I stitched the L-shaped seam ahead of time and we sewed buttons on by hand as a group! I wish I would have taken a picture of the 26 I stitched up for the get-together, but I didn’t, so here’s a picture of two I made for myself after the meeting:
I was able to get my rotary cutter in one and my Razr phone in the other (just barely). Just search for potholders on line, and there are a lot of projects out there you can make from a ready-made potholder.
On a photography note, I joined the 365 Project, which is a web site where you take at least one photo a day and post it on their site. It will make kind of a photo journal of my year. Right now it’s all about the birds, but there are times of the year that I don’t see many birds, so I will be forced to branch out *shudder*. I put a link on my left-hand side bar and would LOVE it if you visited.