Fireplace is all that remains in this Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park location.
This is my Mother’s childhood home shortly before it was torn down in the mid 1990’s.
Last week during a walk around a nearby park, I accidentally intruded into the territory of a pair of nesting mockingbirds. For about 90 ft (28 meters) I was under attack by a dive bombing and swooping mockingbird. While I never received a ‘bomb’ there were lots of feathers against my legs and arms. I was giggling and snapping pictures while the bird was swooping and landing in nearby trees. Then loud chirping would announce the next fly by warning for the human intruder to “get away from my territory!”
Watching the intruder (me)
Preparing for another strafing run
Again, King or Queen of the Realm
Looking back toward the ‘forbidden zone’.
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Wow! How did it get to be Monday already! Hope all had a good weekend. Here in the States folks celebrated Mother’s Day. But that has nothing to do with what I am sharing today, a photo from a recent stroll through a nearby park. For lots of beautiful closeups visit Laura for I Heart Macro and Gemma at Macro Monday 2.
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The most wonderful thing happened last night, a thunderstorm. Lots of lightning, wind and some much needed rain. Much of this state is in severe drought conditions so all moisture is welcome. Here are my contributions from my morning walk in a rain soaked portion of Texas. For more sky shots from around the globe click on over to Sky Watch Friday. Thanks to hosts Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy for the opportunity to share our world sky views.
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