Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Watery & World Bird Wednesday ~ Sailing on a Cloud


Sometimes I go sailing on a cloud . . .


and sometimes I just sit around and think . . . or not



Eurasian coot, Fulica atra on our dam, enlarge if you wish.

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42 comments:

  1. Such lovely reflections! Looks so peaceful.

    My entry is here

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  2. Beautiful! The clouds reflected like that are so pretty.
    Ruth

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  3. They're even lovlier when enlarged.
    I love photos of water especially when there's reflections - just beautiful

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  4. He is cute with his white fringe.

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  5. Hiya,
    Hope things are getting a little easier for you.
    And yes, I indeed wish to enlarge :-)
    That blue water is a picture in itself.
    About yesterday's flowers: have you tried using pure well water, bottled or otherwise? And of course your vases are spotlessly clean :-) of course. It does make a difference. The state of the water I mean.

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  6. Beautiful moorhen shots, so atmospheric.

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  7. I hope that isn't fall leaves floating on the clouds too. Great reflections!

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  8. Arija, I keep seeing the floods in your country and marvel that you are so hot and dry! I'd send you some of my snow if I could! I tried to find a coot all month but didn't see one anywhere! Used to see them all the time in AZ. Perhaps your imagination can take you away on the same cloud as the coot! I hope you find a smile today and hold it close to your heart!

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  9. Arija, I keep seeing the floods in your country and marvel that you are so hot and dry! I'd send you some of my snow if I could! I tried to find a coot all month but didn't see one anywhere! Used to see them all the time in AZ. Perhaps your imagination can take you away on the same cloud as the coot! I hope you find a smile today and hold it close to your heart!

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  10. So that is what a moorhen looks like... I have never seen one..thanks Arija.....

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  11. I just told an fellow blogger, when I was in the Gold Coast, I saw an australian coot's nest in a boat, near the out board motor.

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  12. Wonderful bird Arija. Sometimes I imagine I could be a large bird gliding on the wind currents for hours, and what sights I could see below..Oh to dream.
    BTW I only have 25 Orchids, but I always have room for 1 more..
    B.

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  13. I love the way you captured the water here, so silky.

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  14. Beautiful photos of the Coot swimming on a cloudy pond.

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  15. He really does look like he's floating on a cloud :)

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  16. You have captured it beautifully - grace in movement

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  17. terrific shots! the bird looks so graceful.

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  18. Neat shot of the swimming coot!

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  19. Dreamy and beautiful, these photos are wonderful!
    They take you away to fairytale land :)

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  20. Hi Arija, that's a South African expression: sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits! What beautiful shots of the coots. Thanks for your continued visits to my blog. I'm really being tested by the bad Internet service/connection here on camp. I will check out the WBW on your side bar and try to upload African birds on it next Wednesday. Be blessed my friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  21. Sailing on a cloud! I love it!!! The next time someone calls me an old coot, I will not be offended. :)

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  22. Hi Arija,

    I am still here! (although last night I thought for sure I was going to be blown to the North Pole...yikes!)
    I'm looking at your peaceful pond photos and so wishing I was sitting with the duck, watching the clouds roll by~~~instead I am trying to get awake to plow out the drive and see how much snow we got from that god-awful blizzard last night. Holy cow.....I don't want to see another of those.
    My Blogger Dashboard has been acting quirky; a couple of friends wrote me that they have had the same problem, so I know I missed a couple of your posts that I *briefly* saw, but then some I am guessing I did not see. Bella had one that I NEVER saw till I went to leave her a reply....
    Well, we had a 26 yr. anniversary, I am trying to do more art this year and also working on a tutorial for the blog plus taking an online class.
    Oh, and I did knit some lace scarves which are easy on the hands (not a ring shawl yet but I bought the wool for that--bright RED!) and of course socks so I don't freeze. Nothing exciting here---too lazy to go take photos in the cold!
    Hope you are doing well and are WARM; it is summer there, yes?

    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  23. I love coots Arija - we have them here and they always look as though they are going somewhere important.

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  24. Very lovely photos. I always get such a peaceful feeling from your blog.

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  25. Beautiful bird, great reflections. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  26. And very lovely "Watery & World Bird" image series it is to Arija~

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  27. Really nice. Those reflections are wonderful.

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  28. You invoke a terrific mood in this piece. It is a beautifully presented post. Cheers! ;-)WBW

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  29. Great shots. Being from the UK it's fascinating to find that the same species of Coot that we have can be found all the way down in Australia.

    Adam @ My Life Outside

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  30. Coots always entertain me. I love the odd sounds they make!

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  31. A soothing shot, especially while our world up here is swirled in snowstorms.

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  32. Arija: I like the idea of sailing on a cloud!Lovely peaceful images!

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  33. What beautiful shots of the Coot on the blue water Arija. Great color and composition and your description is wonderful.

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