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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend Reflections


Weekend Reflections is hosted each weekend by James starting at 11 AM on Friday and if you love shadows you will love reflections. So, click on the icon, sign up and share your reflections with us!

There has been a serious lack of sun here the past week and I had to go back my files to find some reflections for today. The first two were taken at a pool at the zoo. I love the the flamingos who mostly stand around on one leg and their colors are lovely. That particular day they seemed to have Mallard duck for an instructor -- instructor for what, I don't know.



The Flamingo ,
Class of 2010,
in their 0.5 credit
Swimming Class SW1001.
The Sylvian University
with the
strict Mallard
instructors,
asking them
to practice
the compulsory,
one legged,
dives.....

They nudge
each other,
pretend to
scratch,
themselves and
each other....
bending to discuss
their teacher,
looking over the fence
at the horizon...

Maybe its time to
take off,
and glide through
not blue waters
but blue skies,
on their
yearly
pilgrimage across the world,
celebrating
the colors of Nature.....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over The Hill at April 25, 2010 7:20 AM


And more ducks at the sanctuary. Not as colorful but still cute.

16 comments:

Ugich Konitari said...

The Flamingo ,
Class of 2010,
in their 0.5 credit
Swimming Class SW1001.
The Sylvian University
with the
strict Mallard
instructors,
asking them
to practice
the compulsory,
one legged,
dives.....

They nudge
each other,
pretend to
scratch,
themselves and
each other....
bending to discuss
their teacher,
looking over the fence
at the horizon...

Maybe its time to
take off,
and glide through
not blue waters
but blue skies,
on their
yearly
pilgrimage across the world,
celebrating
the colors of Nature.....

Thom said...

I wonder how those Flamingos balance on one foot. Just amazing as are your photos my friend. Have a great Sunday. :)

JM said...

Lovely bird shots! I especially like the reflection in the bottom pic.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love it. The mallard does look like it put itself in charge.

Annie said...

The flamingo brought back some seriously great memories. I grew up in San Diego and going to the zoo was a big and many times experienced event. The first thing you would see as you entered was the flamingo exhibit.

RuneE said...

I liked that mallard instruction and the poem-comment. Very fitting.

Personally, I saw the mallards as rather hopeless aerobics instructor :-)

Kay said...

I love going to your blog to just catch my breath and a sense of peace.

Now off I go to do laundry, packing, more shopping, packing and be ready to board the airplane tomorrow.

gjthomson said...

Very nice shot of the mallard "instructing" the flamingos!

Ebie said...

The mallard said, ok guys, let's kick our legs and beat those radio city rockettes!

Lovely reflection shots Sylvia! Have a great week!

P.S. I am resting this afternoon after a 5 mile hike yesterday....

Carolyn said...

The Mallard may be a tough task master but he is during such a great job! Beautiful reflection shots Sylvia. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
Smiles

mountain.mama said...

Flamingos are fascinating, great reflections!

SandyCarlson said...

These are really wonderful, Sylvia!

James said...

They are all cute. I never see flamingos not even on lawns.

Have a great week!

michael bird said...

Love it, especially the top one with Sargent Mallard.

Susan at Stony River said...

Sylvia, you've made me want to be a flamingo. Wonderful!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful flamingos and reflections.
Wish you a blessed week:-)

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