Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Perfect Profiles

The creek at dusk is the place to be 
after a triple-digit summer day.


These mystery birds
were either having fun or fighting each other,
zipping through the air above the creek
dancing together in midair
 then landing for a few seconds.



They were so busy,
it's a miracle I captured any of these images,
but this one was a wonderful surprise.


Today I'm giving thanks to the birds for doing their part to keep us mosquito- and gnat-free!

23 comments:

  1. amen! and, boy it got HOT this week! yucko!

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    1. Yes it did and I think we're looking at several more triple-digit days! Ugh!!

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  2. Do you think they only eat in the evening since it's too hot during the day?
    I know bats do a good job on mosquito control.

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    1. Maybe not, but during the heat of the day I'm staying put in the house (and a/c) so I'll never know! We've actually seen a couple of bats zipping around at late dusk lately. I'm so glad!!

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  3. Jumping up and down for that last one!!!

    I TRIED to get out after dinner last night and it was still hotter than blue blazes. We were glad to get back home to the AC. I thought I was gonna die!

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    1. You're right - it's still hotter than blazes after dark. And I know it doesn't compare to Deer Park, but it feels so humid, too! Such a relief to come back inside!

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  4. The soft blue makes it such a pretty silhouette. Great shots, Barbara.. love that last one.

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I was trying desperately to get a good detailed shot of the birds, so these are actually all failed attempts, but I probably like the silhouettes better than I would have the others!

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  5. These are wonderful silhouettes, Barbara!
    I especially love the last one.
    Looks like he's got a special "treat."

    I have some double digits (as in 55 degrees today!!) that I would gladly trade for a couple of those triple digit days.
    xo.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I wish we could make a trade!!!

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  6. OH wow - what fabulous shots!

    Keep cool inside if you can...

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    1. I'm trying! It hit 106 today. Blah!

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  7. What a charming post .. I am guessing the zipping and dancing was the way they catch those tasty bugs

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    1. I think so... but it seemed a little intense at times, which hinted at either love or war for me :)

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  8. I am liking those bird silhouettes Barbara ~ cool!
    xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks! I wish I could say I planned them this way, but I still like them, too!

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  9. Cool bird silhouettes, Barbara...especially the last one! good to have birds around for eating those pesky mosquitoes.

    ♥charlotte

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  10. And both you and the birds are mutually entertained at the end of the day.

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