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May 15, 2022


 My Corner of the World

I don't usually do mornings but there are some scenes worth getting up for and I am really enjoying your morning photos.

Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!


Lovin'all Sallie! I especially like the immature heron and the rippled reflection.

We birders enjoyed your share today Thanks for linking in and have a wonderful day!

Shiju Sugunan

Beautiful pictures! The ducks and the Little Blue Heron pics are among my favorites.

JM Illinois U.S.A.

Great morning to go for a walk and see all this wildlife. Nice area.

Su-sieee! Mac

I’ve been doing an early morning routine lately, too, especially on the hot days. No rainstorms following, I wish. I love seeing the morning light in your photos. One way of seeing Florida in my lifetime, thank you much. :-)

David Gascoigne

Seems like it's time for you to be heading back to Oregon, Sallie, or have you taken up permanent residence in Florida? After all, it's almost June.


A few minutes thought about anatomy indicates that despite appearances, birds can't turn their heads all the way around and then come back to the front. Though their necks are much more flexible than our necks, they can only go MOST of the way in each direction.

Nice photos!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com


It is sad the tree is neglected, I have seen them in Belize. They are beautiful blooms. Great captures and bird sightings . I love the Little Blue Heron, the Hawks and the ducks. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!

Iris Flavia

Very beautiful pictures, oh, and to heat, I love it, send it over, please.

riitta k

I loved to see you4 bird photos as I don’t often see rare birds. Happy weekend.


Yes, I'm searching a possibility to give a translator in my Blog... I have no idea, how it could happen. I'm sorry, Sallie.

Have a wonderful weekend.


I'm learning about that get out early before too hot. Love seeing your so different environment, especially water, any water. Love the flowers on the neglected tree. Are you staying all summer?

Photo Cache

I love that tree. Must be really wonderful to walk under them.

Worth a Thousand Words


I've seen royal poinciana trees but know nothing about caring for them. It's a shame it's not doing well.

Jim, Sydney, Australia


Peter B.

The photo with the two ducks looks like a beautiful painting! Nice to have such pretty skies right in your neighborhood. Things a really heating up in the desert, too. Starting to get too hot to hike.

Michelle Banks

Lovely photos of Mother Nature's wonders....

Villroses hage

Yes, the flowering branches looks pretty :) Nice birds.


Hi Sallie, how nice to see how the changing sky affects the blooming tree. Interesting! Loved to see the hawks. I never see any where I live.


Good captured this week. Nice pic of the young Blue Heron and the birds on the pond. I bet it is hot in your area, our humidity here in Kentucky has been high plus the heat. It makes it tough to work in the yard.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie

Beautiful skies for your morning walk. Love the red flowers in the old tree and seeing the hawks and water birds. Love that you are seeing the young hawks. Life is tough for them these days. x K

Lorrie Orr

The poinciana flowers are lovely against the changing skyscape. When it's hot it's good to get anything necessary done in the morning. How I wish for a little warm weather here! Great bird shots, too.

Veronica Lee

Gorgeous captures from your walk, Sallie.

A lovely sunrise is a great start to the day.

Happy Wednesday!

Lydia C. Lee

That white bird is quite stunning.

A ShutterBug Explores

Wow! You have created some beautiful photos ~ love hawks ~ and great sky shots! ~ Have a great week ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Amy Franks

Yes I to am grateful for good starts, every day. Love the red shouldered hawk, we have the brown one here that cleans up roadkill off the roads, very handy birds.

Juliet (craftygreenpoet)

Lovely selection of photos and some interesting birds!


The blooming branches are beautiful. I believe they could be an Eyecatcher in the Vase with other plants.

The sunrise looks each day different ... its each day a small wonder. I enjoy the the morning and of course the evenings with this sun Events.

Happy MosaicMonday

Michele Morin

So many interesting shots!

Soma @ InkTorrents.com

The sunrise photo is gorgeous, and the photo of the ducks looks like a painting. Great work capturing the hawk photos. Amazing, Sallie!!


Bob Bushell

Lovely birds, especially the Red-Shouldered Hawks, beautiful Sallie.

Taken For Granted

I enjoy seeing your bird photos. Some of the birds are familiar, some not so much.

ellen b.

Those early morning starts are good for photos, too. I'm glad you got those shots of the hawks. The skies are wonderfully dramatic. Happy new week to you.

Lavender Dreams

I love the little Blue Herons, they are so petite and pretty! And it's nice to get out in the mornings. I hiked yesterday morning though and it was TOO hot. I will need a shadier trail for next time. Enjoy your week!


Beautiful! Enjoy your week!


Hello, Sallie,

Pretty images from your walks. The blooms are lovely, they are beautiful trees. Love the ducks, Raptors and the Little Blue Heron are beautiful. Great photos. Take care, have a great new week!


Beautiful morning sky! The hawks are always on the alert looking for breakfast below to make themselves known. I'm glad the ducks and birds can find the water they need. It is the end of school soon here and busy, busy, with all the grandchildren's activities


Sallie - the Poinciana blooms are lovely. How wonderful to think there is a hawk nest nearby. Tomorrow morning, I am hoping to go for the first kayak of the season, and I will be looking for the eagles on the nest at the lake. That heron is precious! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

William Kendall

Beautiful skies.


that is a wonderful early morning view - lovely photos!


...a nice sunrise is a great way to start the day!


Howdy! The heat is on for another year in the south...UGH...Early comes earlier and earlier. Love the Red Shouldered hawks. What projects are you into? I haven't accomplished much this spring personally...just day to day stuff. Enjoy the week!


Good photos of the hawks. I can never get good photos of wildlife!


Some great shots you got there of the sky and your neighbors neglected tree and the hawks. We have Coopers and Red Shouldered Hawks locally and the occasional sharp shinned hawks. I think our back yard squirrels and bunnies keep them fed.

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