Category Archives: Beyond the Backyard

Flowers, Falls, and Friendly Frogs

This morning, I paid my first (but definitely not my last) visit to Gibbs Gardens, a flower lovers paradise nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Before I had even entered, I had to ooh and aah over … Continue reading

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Meet Earl

I spy something orange and black… Is it the Eastern Towhee that left his customary ground dwelling and made a brief appearance on the deck? Nope! Is it the Robin who showed up and struck pose after pose? Nope! It’s … Continue reading

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Herons and Egrets and Gulls, Oh My!

I think as a finale for my Dauphin Island trip, I will simply share a collage of some of the birds that we saw as we walked along the bay in the late afternoon/early evening hours each day.  I’ll include a white … Continue reading

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I Call Them All Otis

Dauphin Island is known for its abundant Pelican population, and since it seemed like they spent their days simply “sittin’ on the dock of the bay” – I took to calling them all Otis! When these birds weren’t lounging on the … Continue reading

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A Grand Ole Osprey

One of the highlights of my time in Dauphin Island was seeing my very first Osprey in the wild! On the first morning of our trip, we were exploring the Audubon Trail and saw a large bird swooping in over our heads. … Continue reading

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A Well-Fed Fellow

I just got back from spending a wonderful week at Dauphin Island.  My parents invited me (and my camera) to accompany them on a trip in their RV to this barrier island that sits between the Gulf of Mexico and … Continue reading

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Dart, Dash, And Dive

While hanging out with the Heron at the Chattahoochee River yesterday, the place was abuzz with dragonflies.  I have to confess, before picking up a camera a couple of years ago, I found these creatures to be a bit disconcerting. … Continue reading

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