Friday, March 23, 2012

The Brenda Photo Challenge: A Little Bit of My World

I love to target shoot, a passion to relieve stress.



 A recent find, a Blue Heron rookery with over 80 nests. These are four foot tall birds so a good find.


The Loess Hills are almost mountains, a geological wonder found in two areas of the world.

My two grandkids, Audrey and Jack

20 comments:

  1. Wow, not certain what to be most impressed with. The grandkids or the herons in nests. Stupid as it may sound, I have never seen where the heron that hang out on my dock live.

    Beautiful kids. Lucky granddad.

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  2. I love to target shot too and I am a good shot.
    Beautiful both skies.
    Impressive the photo of Herons
    and your grandskids are very cute.
    Have a good week-end, Steve !

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  3. Steve You are lucky to have seen a heron rookery. I think there is one on the Tennessee River near New Johnsonville in West Tennessee, but one would need a boat to get a good look. Thanks for the reminder about the Cornell birding site-

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  4. As always, the pictures you snap of your world are super! My favorite is you with those two cuties! And the blue herons,,,how cool to have so many. We have them here but they're pretty much loners. We have one that froggy dives in a ditch over on the other road that we've named Icky.

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  5. I learned something new about you today. I didn't know about the target shooting thing. The heron rookery is amazing. I don't know where I thought they nested, but certainly not in an "apartment tree." Your grandchildren are adorable.

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  6. Such beautiful grandkids! LOL, I would love to join you on the target practicing! We used to do that a lot in our back yard when we had the acreage. We'd get in trouble in this subdivision if we tried it now! The sunrise and sunset are gorgeous. And how neat that you found a rookery nearby! Thanks for sharing about your world.

    You might want to change your blog link on the challenge post. You have one too many "o"s in the web address, so the direct link doesn't work.

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  7. Sweet grandchildren Steve, you must be a proud grandpa. I also enjoyed the image of you and Lily. The Blue Heron rookery was a really interesting shot. I have never seen so many in one tree before, but remember the stork and pelican rookery we visited in Florida years ago. We never had fire arms in England, unless you considered Dad's police issue bb gun! I once remember him teaching me how to use it in the back garden, but mum got upset and I wasn't allowed to use it again. All tin cans were safe from then on :)

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  8. Your grandkids are adorable.
    That's really something with the herons. Do they always build their nests that close together like that

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  9. Oh , what a compilation of joy...
    and the heron?!

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  10. Great picture of you and Lily and also of you with your grandkids... AWESOME, Steve!!!!!

    That Heron rookery is a true FIND.... NEAT!!!
    Betsy

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  11. What cute grandkids! I love to target shoot as well - as you said, great stress reliever!

    Jane

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  12. We like to shoot as well!
    Love the shots Steve! Beautiful granbabies to....
    Thanks for letting us "see" a bit more into your world!
    hughugs

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  13. Herons are the wrong shape and size to nest in trees, but they do and somehow that is really clever and impressive. Your grandchildren look so happy on their grandad's knee - a really beautiful picture.

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  14. Blue herons are my absolute favorite bird. In your photo they remind me of cormorants roosting.

    And a picture of you! A face!

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  15. Never done any target shooting, but seems you are quite skilled at it, Steve. I have seen a tree full of nesting great egrets, but never herons and it is quite impressive and imposing. Nice to see the shot of yourself and the grandchildren.

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  16. Mmmmm. There are worse rampages in the world than this, but a farmer in southwestern Minn. deligerately destroyed hundreds of Heron nests last spring.

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  17. Your world looks great to me. B

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  18. I love the heron nesting tree.. how I'd love to come upon one. Your grandkidlets are absolutely adorable, Steve. Those little cheeks!

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  19. Steve, These are beautiful shots. I love the heron nesting tree....I've never seen one. Love the shot of you and your grandkids, they are adorable. Nice grouping on your target! Thank you for sharing a bit of your world.

    MDW

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