Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Canada Day and Happy Independence Day

Depending on when you are reading this,it is either almost July 1st or it is already July.
Either way,this is a month of celebration.Canada celebrates on July 1st,with Canada Day and our friends to the south of us,the USA,celebrate Independence Day on July 4th.These two celebrations kind of explain my new header.

The pictures I have chosen for today are,for the most part,not my regular style of pictures.
Driving along recently,I spotted this Turkey hen.She did have some chicks with her,but all I got to see was the movement of the grass where they were walking.


I had gone into this certain area to check on the baby Bison.These Bison are raised for market.
This little fella seemed to enjoy chewing on the fence.


Mama and Baby share a tender moment.


AT the Kaleida march I saw this Great Blue Heron.He is doing what they typically do when I arrive,take off.


The American Avocet was much more accommodating for this photographer. I like the mirror image of this one.


I am not sure,but think this spread wing walk,may be some kind of feeding strategy.


Closing thought:
You’ll never regret going out of your way to brighten someone’s day.

24 comments:

Karin said...

Beautiful!! Have a very Happy Canada Day and God bless you and your family!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the last two bird pictures, they are my favorite. What beautiful black and white wings. And I love the mirror image! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The Avocet is a beauty! Happy Canada Day to you, my friend.

Mersad said...

Amazing wildlife photography as usual Ruth. Wonderful!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Aritha said...

What are you doing on such a day?
I love the baby Bison. Are you not afraid for those large animals???

Hootin' Anni said...

I have fallen in love with the herd and the calf photo!!!!

Janice K said...

I loved your "mirrored' piture.

A couple of weeks ago, I saw two turkeys walking out of our backyard. Later when I went out to look at our rose bushes that had more blooms on them than they had ever had before,I discovered all their blossoms had been pulled off. I wonder, was it them??

Janice K said...

I loved your "mirrored' piture.

A couple of weeks ago, I saw two turkeys walking out of our backyard. Later when I went out to look at our rose bushes that had more blooms on them than they had ever had before,I discovered all their blossoms had been pulled off. I wonder, was it them??

Sandra said...

i love cows and bison is pretty close to the same thing. that baby is adorable and i love the mama and baby moment.. your header looks festive and ready and Happy Canada day... bob said this morning when we got up.. July 1st? what is up with that??? seems like we just had Christmas.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Love the Avocet.... I've never seen one. You captured some great pictures of that one.

Love your header... Happy Canada Day to you!!!!

Hope July is GOOD to you...
Hugs,
Betsy

Gayle said...

Happy Canada Day in return. Love each photo for its captured moment.

happyone said...

Lovely photo of mom and baby. : )
You left us with a great thought!

Debby Ray said...

Happy Canada Day to you! I think you did a wonderful job with your header representing both of our countries. Wonderful photos...love that sweet baby bison behind the fence....those would have great for the Good Fences meme! This morning while out on my country road, I saw a great blue heron, which took off before I could get my camera out (of course). I had seem him a couple of weeks ago across the pond but was too far away to get good pics...not good enough to share anyway. Enjoy your holiday weekend, as I will enjoy mine on the other end of it!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Happy Canada Day to you. I celebrated Canada on my blog today as well. Hope you have a fine weekend ahead!

Kay said...

Thanks Ruth and a very happy Canada Day to you.

Kay said...

Thanks Ruth and a very happy Canada Day to you.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I have never seen a baby Bison so that was lovely adn the Avocet with its refflections is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Ruth, Happy Canada Day to you! Those are some great images! Baby Buffalo must have been teething?

warriormom said...

Happy Canada Day, Ruth! Love the reflection shots but I think the Bison mama and baby made my day.

Willard said...

A wonderful collection of images.

Diane said...

Happy Canada day to you, Ruth. I always love your pictures. You have great patience to capture these creatures in their everyday existence. Beautiful header

Debbie said...

love that tender moment you captured!! happy canada day ruth!!!

Shug said...

Love this closing thought. such sweet pictures of God's creations. Have a wonderful Monday Ruth....