Category Archives: images of birds

Evolutionary Miracles

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Evolutionary Miracles

It’s the birthday of feathers! The dinosaurs grew them.

Who knew evolution was going to do them?
They wished for relief from plodding the earth,
so they lightened their bones and depleted their girth.
As they worked on their balance, were they assuming
that soon they’d be soaring and swooping and zooming?
It’s true evolution gives gift after gift,
but nothing more magic than providing lift!

Prompt words today are feathers, assume, wish, balance and birthday.

Love’s Meander

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Love’s Meander

In those first months of its success,
when first love starts to evanesce,
we flounder in its first excesses,
never guessing what the stresses
are that love will soon let loose–
when the gander feels the noose
and in his imagination
conjures up a short vacation
wherein he is free to wander
here and there and over yonder
to see what other lovebirds might
desire to feel his loving bite.
Needless to say, his sudden bolt
may give his present love a jolt,
and when he chooses to meander,
what cooks the goose may burn the gander!

Word prompts today are bolt, lovebirds, goose, evanesce and imagination. Photo by James Wainscoat on Unsplash. Used with permission.

Altamira Oriole: Homebody #1, Jan 7 2020

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Looking out the window, I viewed what I think was an altamira oriole.
Finally, a visitor to my hummingbird feeder. Every species welcome.

https://www.amnh.org/about/press-center/new-study-doubles-the-estimate-of-bird-species-in-the-world

The Home Photo Challenge is to take one photo a day from around your home and to post it. Here’s my first post!

Just Duckie: Bird of the Day, Aug 3, 2019

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Dux was disappointed in my choice of birds yesterday, so here is a Duck all for him..well, and the rest of you, too.

For Granny’s Bird of the Day prompt.

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