Peeps are the world’s tiniest Sandpipers.
They weigh 3/4 of an ounce and stand just a couple inches tall.
They run speedily along the beach like frenetic tiny housekeepers, catching all sorts of little crabs to eat.
Here they are politely sharing a sandcrab lunch!
You can see how tiny they are in comparison to a Western Gull and a Godwit Sandpiper.
These peeps are Western Sandpipers.
They winter along the California coast and breed in Alaska and Siberia.
These constantly busy little birds are super entertaining to watch.
Cheers to you from California’s winter peeps~
This entry was posted on January 27, 2019, in
Birds, Conservation, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, Wild Life and tagged California Sandpipers, Cindy Bartin LCSW, Cindy Barton, Marbled Godwit, Peeps, Western Gull, Western Sandpipers.
When we think of Portugal’s historical tradition of hand painted tile work,
we normally think of the traditional blue and white,
or Portugal’s unique and iconic blue, yellow and white.
But Portugal, historically, is more colorful than our imagination.
It is amazing to consider that each tile,
in this country of seemingly infinite historical tile work,
created by ordinary human beings,
recognize what we all are capable of.
Cheers to you from Portugal’s enduring art & artisans~
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This entry was posted on August 20, 2017, in
Conservation, EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGN, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, TRAVEL REVIEWS and tagged Azulejos, Cindy Bartin LCSW, Cindy Barton, Islamic Artistic Influence in Portugal, Portugal Artistry, Portugal Historic Tile Work, Portugal Photos.
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Canada’s spectacular waterfalls!
This entry was posted on October 13, 2013, in
Conservation, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, TRAVEL REVIEWS and tagged Banff National Park, Canadian National Parks, Canadian Waterfalls, Cindy Bartin LCSW, Glacier National Park, Jasper National Park, Kootenay National Park, Water Falls, Yoho National Park.
Your House is On Fire and Your Children May Burn?
Why is this nursery rhyme so morbid? I never taught it to my kids.
This one is hiding! One variety of ladybug is native to California. Japan and Europe introduced other ladybug varieties to the US to control harmful garden bugs.
This ladybug landed on my skirt. They like to land on people. It doesn’t bother me, but maybe this is the origin of the nursery rhyme? Maybe 200 years ago people were annoyed with lady bugs landing on them and made up the morbid rhyme? Come on Ladybug, fly away home now….the photo session is over already….
Cheers & hope you have lots of ladybugs in your garden. They are helpful little beetles!