Category Archives: Beyond the Backyard

The Joy Of Beauty Shared

I love taking pictures of my backyard birds, but I also enjoy getting beyond the backyard – and one of my favorite places to go is Cochran Shoals.  This park has a path that is sandwiched between the Chattahoochee River … Continue reading

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Back to the Gardens

I took another trip to Gibbs Gardens yesterday – I figured since I bought the four season pass I might as well get my money’s worth.  Besides, it is a great place to grab a little soul nourishment. On my first … Continue reading

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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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