This Week...Appreciating Nature.

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This Week...Appreciating Nature.

 

Despite temperatures close to and sometimes over 100 degrees this week, we have spent a lot of time bonding with Mother Nature. And, we are the better for it. 

 

houston nature



One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare



Larry has been busy trying to keep the bluebird babies cool in our 95++ degree weather. Right now it’s 95 and feels like 101. More on that next week. 

 

houston flower



Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright



Our morning walks here and when we were in Florida have allowed us to observe and be a part of Mother Nature’s daily show. 

 

birds

 

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

 

We’ve been getting to know the different birds in the Houston area. Besides our bluebird parents, we have all sized birds from hummingbirds to hawks.

 

houston birds

 

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. Anne Frank



butterfly on flowers

 

Have a weekend enjoying nature!

 

houston

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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One of my favorite Anne Frank quotes - you are obviously speaking our language in this post. Lately, the never-ending kitchen remodel and complicated transactions are challenging our moods, getting out in nature reminds us that this too shall pass - and that there is a solution and end date out there. Enjoy every moment of your day, Kathy. 

Jul 13, 2019 07:11 AM #10
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Living in the heart of San Francisco as I do, nature is still an enjoyable--and necessary--part of our lives. Luckily it's easy to find here.

Question: how does Larry keep the baby bluebirds cool? (All I can think of is shadecloth and water mist.)

Jul 13, 2019 07:11 AM #11
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Kathy,

What a wonderful post, and like you we love all that nature gives us.  I loved the Anne Frank quote.  A

Jul 13, 2019 07:27 AM #12
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Hi Kathy,
I love your pictures.  Nature (plants and animals) are fascinating when you take the time to really look.  It's so easy to get caught up in the bigness of our world but when we hone in on the details, it's absolutely astounding.  I became more aware of this when I got into doing some macro photography.  The details of nature are really quite mind-boggling.

Jul 13, 2019 08:07 AM #13
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Wow Kathy,  You came up with some great pictures to share with us here in the rain.  I hope you will not get some rain from the Hurricane.

 

Jul 13, 2019 08:42 AM #14
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Hi Kathy,  Lovely pictures here.  I love enjoying nature.  Stay cool as you can! :)

Jul 13, 2019 10:22 AM #15
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I especially like that photo with the birds, Kathy.  The quotes are nice too!

Jul 13, 2019 03:46 PM #16
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jul 13, 2019 03:47 PM #17
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Barbara Todaro love that you enjoy being outside and listening to music. One word...Sunscreen!!!

Sally K. & David L. Hanson this week has been the hottest I can remember for Houston. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:34 PM #18
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Roy Kelley Thank you and hope that you and Dolores are having a fun weekend. 

Donald Urschalitz it's so important that we do.  It's good to see everyone taking care about what they put on their lawns and in the air. 

Wayne Martin those sound like fun places to walk. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:41 PM #19
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Michael Jacobs I'd never heard that quote but fell in love with it when I read it. 

Sharon Lee I wasn't sure what it was but thought it might be some kind of finch. Your favorite blue bird babies left the nest today!!! We got to see some of them fly away. We read that they will continue to be fed by mom and dad for 30 days. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:43 PM #20
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I can remember when we lived in Northern VA. I saw birds I'd never seen in the south!  And I saw my first chipmunk!

Hi Grant Schneider that was the first time a butterfly hung around long enough for me to get a photo!!! And thank you for asking but so far it's our neighbors near New Orleans that are getting the heavy rains. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:46 PM #21
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD you are in the right place for enjoying nature. Make sure to allow yourself some quality outside time!!!

Lottie Kendall I'm going to share photos next week but yes he added shade. He also bought a birdhouse that was designed for good ventilation for the birds. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:52 PM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I had never read that quote but do love it. Nature is around us, even in the city. 

Carol Williams I did some of that when I was out at Green Cay in Florida. I have a friend who has taken excellent macro photos. 

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Will Hamm Thank you for asking! Houston was spared but New Orleans is getting a lot of rain. 

Ricki Eichler McCallum don't know what the weather has been like in Corpus but this past week was brutal. 

Jul 13, 2019 05:59 PM #24
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Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you and thank you for highlighting my post in your group. 

Jul 13, 2019 06:01 PM #25
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Morning Kathy.

It's 02:51AM on Sunday.  T-time is about 5 hours away.  Need to get out there and finish it, before the heat really hits.  

Jul 14, 2019 12:53 AM #26
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Yes they do that. The bird on the tree I believe is a nut hatch because they come down the tree like that but never seen one that color and couldn't find a pic of one.

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Kathy we can always fine things to enjoy that mother nature provides, even in 100+ temperatures

Jul 15, 2019 06:17 AM #28
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Beautiful photos Kathy!

It is supposed to hit 100 here tomorrow...not looking forward to it, but it's better than winter!

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