May 12, 2019


NatureFootstep PhotoArt

true, there is magic all around us if we just care o look. Loved the owls and the beach photo :)


i am so far behind things!! beautiful images of all of the pretty birds, the heron and bald eagles are especially gorgeous!!

the stork's are so beautiful and the turtle with his great reflection!! enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Love your birds this week Sallie! And, naturally, being hootin' anni, my favorite is the owls!

Thanks for linking in.


Hello. Nice serie. Great bird photos.
Have a lovely sunday.

Adam Jones

Great pictures Sallie. Nice to see the Heron and its young.


Great photos of the birds, Sallie!
I love the photo from FL.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Eileen Wise

Hello Sallie, Florida has such a great variety of birds. I love the owls and wood storks. Great captures of the Eagles, Herons and the cute turtle. Wonderful post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great weekend.

Linda in Virginia

Great bird shots and I love the closing view of the ocean.


Hey there, Harriet. What I thought was an eagle was probably a large hawk and that's the closest I've come to seeing eagles this year, an odd one for weather. You must be in pretty good shape to move around in the wet heat, it's been raining here for possibly ever and has put the farmers way behind. There's a strawberry truck we pass every week that's been so far out in a flooded field all "spring" that it seems as if it grew there from the ground, about all that's growing.
Kudos for being able to tell a wood stork from a blue heron.
In the last few weeks, I've yo-yoed back and forth from fireplace to ac until I finally decided to use nothing but the fan if it got Florida humid (it did yesterday, today it's chilly) I've got every season of clothing out which has lead me to getting rid of most of them.
Sorry I've been absent on the comments I'm in full PT and diet mode. Lost 27.2 lbs so far with a lonnnngggg way to go.


lovely photos, specially the burrowing owls

rupam { xhobdo }

Amazing pics


Wonderful shots of the birds. I like seeing the Eagles and nice that you have neighborhood ones to keep up with. Thanks for linking up.

Peter B.

Water is indeed magical! Love the shot of the burrowing owls. I really hope to spot some on a hike one of these days.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great shots.

Ken Schneider

Just returned from Illinois and enjoyed the cool woodland walks. Here in Florida I cannot stay out too long under the sun, so we start our walks 30-40 minutes before sunrise.


Wonderful post Sallie, loved all those delightful photos of Florida wildlife, and beautiful scenery. Makes me want to hop in the car and start driving south :)

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great post.

Photo Cache

I have never heard of that quote/sign before.


Taken For Granted

Wonderful bird photos. Good eye.

Sharon Wagner

It would be so fun to see burrowing owls!


Wonderful assortment of photos.


Thanks Sallie for sharing news from Harriett end her growing family. Mother's day is, in France on 26th May. I'll share it with my mother (she's now 91 years old) and Augustin. We 'll wish him too an happy Birthday for his third anniversary. Have a nice week's end, not to hot and wet, I hope, for you.

betty - NZ

Wow, Sallie, your photos are really great! I love the owls, they are just adorable :)

I am so glad you chose to join My Corner of the World this week!

My Corner of the World

Nancy Chan

Great photos especially of the burrowing owls which are so cute.

ellen b.

Love those burrowing owls! Fun. I trust you had a good Mother's Day. Hope this week is going well, too!

William Kendall

The burrowing owls are fun to see.

Linda P

That first mosaic does radiate hot and humid across the miles. Lovely cooling photo of the sea and colony of birds in flight in the last photo. Birds caring for their offspring is inspiring for your Mother's Day. (As you probably know the UK day dedicated to mothers
is earlier in the year).


An amazing part of the world. Lovely Natures Mothers photos.

Sandra Nachlinger

While I enjoyed all your photos, my favorites are the ones from the cypress preserve. You captured the watery world where cypress grow and created a mood with your pictures. Gorgeous!
My post features a visit to #Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Dina Johnston

You got some great shots of the babies! Those burrowing owls are too cute!

MaryBeth Schwartz

Beautiful shots of Moms and babies---hope you had a nice Mom's day. As you know we have lots of water around here but thank goodness it never gets too too hot---just right

NatureFootstep PhotoArt

seems like a nice time in Florida. Loved to see the owl family :) They are acorable. :)

bill burke

Beautiful nature and wildlife photos, I love those owls.
Have a wonderful new week!


Love your Loren Eisley quote. He is one of my favorite authors. And beautiful wood stork photos!

A ShutterBug Explores

Fantastic nature photos! Favorite is the burrowing owls! Intiguing!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


Quite a range of birds from the cute owls to the not so attractive Wood storks. Enjoyed all the photos.


Wet and warm sounds very like a Queensland summer. The cypress swamp is not like anything have seen out here though- maybe further north in the tropics. The bird families are all lovely and perfect for right now. (It is amazing and quite beautiful what we can dig out of our archives.)

Penelope Puddlisms

Yes … fresh water IS magic and as precious as the blood flowing through our veins. I hope we rise to the occasion and do all that is necessary to keep it deliciously drinkable for all of Earth's creatures.

Lavender Dreamer

I love baby birds SO much! I always get very excited when I see some. Love your photos and of course I have to choose the owls as my favorite! I still haven't seen an owl in the wild! Maybe this week! heehee! Enjoy your afternoon. We're getting some much needed rain!

Lady Fi

Thank you so much for sharing the magic!


Luv the bird families.Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Happy Monday



...those owls are a sight that I never see.


Beautiful post as usual - if you think it's wet now, wait until July. I know you won't be here. Great shots despite the water.

Eileen Wise

Hello, love all your bird photos. The turtle photo is cute. I love the owls. The last shot is lovely. Looks like a fun time. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!


Beautiful bird photos and I just love those owls. Have a good day Diane

riitta k

Bird mothers are do cute! I sometimes watch The National Geographic... Wishing you a nice week Sallie!

Junieper/Jesh StG

Love the details you caught on your hot and humid walk! Like the turtle, that red flower, the mangroves, and all the birds! Wow, Sally, a keeper is the owl family - when do we get to see that - incredible! Smiled about the heron baby, one wonders what "it" is - quite different from an adult one:)
Are you going to keep this up every day or week? (I probably would already have given up)? Many thanks for sharing it with All Seasons and enjoy your week!


Sallie - I had to laugh at the picture of the turtle - does he think he's Superman? Or is he too trying to let off a little of the heat? Thank you for the tribute to Moms everywhere - a fitting post for Mosaic Monday!

Alan Bates

Great photos, and excellent theme.


I always enjoy your photos! The Mother’s Day tribute to the bird moms is awesome!

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