The Bird D’pot September 28, 2015

Hootin’ Anni has such a beautiful set of photos this week,  Mine will be a capture I made while in a car moving about 60 miles an hour.  I am still excited about the capture even if not perfect.

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Noooo, that’s not it!.  That is another buzzard.  We saw so many we began to be afraid they were just waiting for one of us to kick the bucket.

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Fishing At The Duck Pond

On a late August afternoon Middle Grandson requested a fishing trip to The Duck Pond.  It is in the high 90’s, possibly above 100 degrees in Central Texas.  Pond temperatures are warm and the fishes settle toward the bottom at this time of day.  Pointing this fact did not deter the ‘need’ to fish.  With MG and his BFF we set off for the nearby Duck Pond, a favorite fishing hole for young kids.

Here are a few of the photos I shot while the guys did their thing.  Thank goodness there were benches in the shade!

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Family outing.

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Is this what is known as tailgating….?

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These ducklings make me smile.

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A few turtles had taken over the dock house.

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Red-Eared sliders and one lost slider.

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Sweet little ducklings

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Our little ducklings…..

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One little sparrow.

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Thanks to Anni over at I’d rather be Birding  for hosting:

Good Fences #77

How can it be Thursday again!  Oh, how the days fly by in retirement.  As promised, let’s visit a few more fences in Wisconsin.  This day we will spend touring some of Madison.  First the University of Wisconsin Arboretum and next the Monona Terrace.

The Arboretum

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Sculpture or fence?

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Now to The Old Fashioned Tavern and Restaurant on the ‘square’ around the Capitol building.  The area was busy as this night was a free concert on the lawn of the Capitol.  The only parking we found in walking distance was a meter that had to be fed ever 27 minutes.  But the atmosphere, brews, beer cheese soup and the fried cheese curds made the trip worth it!!!!

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Last fence of the day is at the top of the Children’s Museum just off the square.

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Have a great week and visit the fences!

Thanks to host TexWisGirl, akaTheresa,  over at the Run*A*Round Ranch Report.

Thursday Photo Challenge Week II, Sept. 3, 2015

“SEAT (2nd week)” (Chair, Sofa, Bench, Stool, Bed, Anywhere/Anyway one can sit,…)
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Thursday Challenge is a place for photographic fun and learning. A theme is announced on this site each week. You may either take a new photograph related in some way to the theme
Seating inside Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison Wisconsin, USA.

IMGP7304A 1938 proposed design by Frank Lloyd Wright that finally reached fruition in 1997.  The original designs were followed to a large degree.  This design reflected the round shaped of the Wisconsin capitol at the top of the hill.

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A curvilinear theme is seen through out the facility.

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This is one of Mr. Wright’s design displayed in a small, on sight museum.

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Thanks to host Dale of spunwithtears
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