23 April 2016 · Comments Off on Think Summer · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Bluebird

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11 April 2016 · Comments Off on LanternAsia, Part Three · Categories: Seen on the Street · Tags:

The last post of pictures from the LanternAsia Exhibit. (View Part One and Part Two.)

Kylins (or Qilins)

Kylins as they were identified at the exhibit. Qilins seems to be the contemporary English spelling. Learn more about them.


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10 April 2016 · Comments Off on LanternAsia, Part Two · Categories: Seen on the Street · Tags:

Here are some more pictures from the LanternAsia exhibit. View Part One.

Parade of white elephants

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09 April 2016 · Comments Off on LanternAsia, Part One · Categories: Seen on the Street · Tags:

The LanternAsia exhibit is currently at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The exhibit consists of images from Chinese culture and mythology constructed of painted silk stretched over wire and metal frames. At night, the images are alight from bulbs placed inside them (we are waiting for warmer weather before seeing them at night).

This is the first of what will likely be three posts of pictures from our stroll through the gardens.

Entrance to Exhibit

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04 April 2016 · Comments Off on Cat Meets Windows “Lagoon” Screensaver, Wants To Go Fishing · Categories: Seen on the Street

. . . because the internet needs another cat picture.

cat staring an fish swimming about in screensaver

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03 April 2016 · Comments Off on Yesterday Was Good Weather for Ducks · Categories: Seen on the Street

So good, they decided to drop in at our front door.

Male mallard

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20 March 2016 · Comments Off on Up, Up, and Away! · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle in tree

Eagle taking flight

Eagle in flight

Afterthought:

Holy moly, that last one, what a great picture!

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06 February 2016 · Comments Off on The Eagle Has Landed Watered · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle standing on frozen creek

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02 February 2016 · Comments Off on Turtles and Turtle-Like · Categories: Seen on the Street

We went to the gardens on Sunday and strolled around Mirror Lake, the only remaining portion of the original gardens, as we learned from one of the signs.

One turtle sunning itself

Close-up of one turtle sunning itself

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15 January 2016 · Comments Off on On the Wing · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle in flight

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02 January 2016 · Comments Off on And Now for Something Completely Different · Categories: Seen on the Street

close-up of waterbug

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

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11 October 2015 · Comments Off on Spidey Powers · Categories: Seen on the Street

We haven’t been able to identify this. In behavior, it seemed most like a Bolas Spider, but it didn’t quite match the picture.

It was letting out a single long strand of web. Once the web caught on an object, the spider secured her end of it and scurried suspended upside down along the web to its destination (which just happened to be the chair I had been sitting in when I noticed a strand of web floating by my face). (Click any picture for a larger image.)

Close-up of spider

Close-up of spider

Close-up of spider

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07 September 2015 · Comments Off on Figurehead, U. S. S. Lancaster · Categories: Seen on the Street

Eagle ship's figurehead

Taken at the Mariner’s Museum. Learn more about the eagle.

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26 August 2015 · Comments Off on Now That’s the Ticket! · Categories: Seen on the Street

Bumper Sticker:

Via Juanita Jean.

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25 August 2015 · Comments Off on Where the Wild Things Are · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Osprey in tree with fishin talons

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18 August 2015 · Comments Off on Boids · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Hawk in flight

Eagle in tree

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02 August 2015 · Comments Off on Pond Life · Categories: Seen on the Street

Unfortunately, all I had was my cell phone to take these.

Young Dragonfly

Young Dragonfly

Fish and turtles just under the surface of the water.

Look closely and you can see the fish islightly to the left of center, plus a tutle to the right. They are feasting on Cheerios.

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29 July 2015 · Comments Off on It’s a Boid · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Goldfinch in tree

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25 July 2015 · Comments Off on Totally Tubular · Categories: Seen on the Street

tubular_cat

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The condo association is having the decks and balconies power-washed and stained, something that happens every I’m not sure how many years, so all objects have to be removed. When we took down the hanging ferns over the balcony, we found something unexpected; that dark object in the center is a bird’s nest. A family of birds came and went without our noticing them.

Hanging fern with birds' nest in it.

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