Travel Words: Life in Colour : Blue – 10 July 2021

On the right (above) is a close up of the tiles on the left.

I hope I didn’t go overboard with this challenge, but I have a lot of images with blues. I took a couple of these expressly for Travel Words Life in Colours Challenge. That blue jay was not very cooperative about posing for the photo. I’ve actually had a blue jay dive bomb my heard when I got too close to one of their nests.

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds Seen in the Last Two Weeks


You can hardly accuse me of being a master of bird photography. As you can see, my best shots come when the subject is a statue; however, I’d feel remiss if I didn’t participate in this wonderful photo challenge. I’m a firm believer in the adage, “Practice makes perfect,” so I’ll keep trying.

Robin and squirrel

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds Seen in the Last Two Weeks is brought to us by Lisa Coleman whose blog is called Our Eyes Open.

CMMC – Match Words with ch or ck

Sneak submission for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Match Words with ch or ck.

First I’d like to offer you a baCKyard feast.

You can tell it’s raining because the squirrels’ tails are wet!

Here we have the CHesapeake Bay with a big tanker.

Here we have some branCHes in front of a big, blue sky.

Mustn’t forget to include the duCKs.

Last but not least we have a staCK of wood!

Animal of the Day Challenge: November 12, 2019 – Stop! Thief!

These blue jays were caught red-handed (or maybe red-beaked) stealing peanuts from the squirrels. Despite repeated requests, the squirrels have no comment. Stay tuned for further developments.

Blue jay 4Blue jay 1Blue jay 2The moment this particular blue jay realized that it was under surveillance, he decided to try and drop its purloined peanut. In this photograph, the peanut at left looks rather like it is floating in thin air. The squirrel spokesman below responded to queries with, “No comment.”

Squirrel 3Spokesquirrel waves away reporters’ questions

#Animal of the Day challenge #AOTD