Elusive Wood Duck

IMG_8691I’ve had a photo of a Wood Duck on my “bucket list” for awhile. Each time the photo gets better. This photo is my best so far.  Next time I will try to add my 2x extender to my 7-300mm telephoto!

Day 259

In memory of our friend, John, who always enjoyed getting the grill going, to share a tasty meal with us!

The Camerist's Collection

BARBCUED SHRIMP was one of the tasty treats we enjoyed during our stay in the U.S.  These were grilled by John Yoder, with a little of my assistance.  If want to taste some good grillin’ you need to have one of John’s treats, including steak, chicken breasts, etc.

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Day 249

This Reblog is in memory of our good friend, John, who posed for this photo with his niece. Today, the day of his burial, would have been his 65th birthday, had he not succumbed to death! We will miss you, John! Our prayers go out for his widow, Rebecca. Praying for grace to sustain you in the days, months and years to come!!! John and Rebecca surely treated us like family!!! We cherish the many memories we have, of time with this fine couple!

The Camerist's Collection

UNCLE JOHN AND NIECE, JIANA!

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Pink Full Moon

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We can thank the Native Americans for naming April’s Pink Moon as well as the other eleven full moons throughout the year. And because there were so many tribes across North America, full moons often have different names based on region. For example, the Pink Moon is also called Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon. Moon names often have to do with activities and events that occur within the coinciding month.

The European Colonists adopted the Native American full moon names, and thankfully, the names were preserved and passed on.

Info from: Olivia Harvey at “HelloGiggles!”

The power of choice~

This was so profound, I decided I wanted to reblog it!

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The next step we take, the next word we say, the next thought we harbor, the next bite we eat, these are the small choices we make but how small are they really? It is all connected, every road we take leads to the highway of our destiny, or not. In this maze we call life, what is it that guides our choices? That should be what concerns us not the choice itself, because in the end, what is our main motivator?

Day 59 of 365~

Image taken in Jumeira, shanghai

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