Saturday, June 11, 2016

Common critters in uncommon places

A seagull sitting on top of an ancient column in the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy.

A pigeon sitting on a ruin in the Roman Forum. There are also a couple of seagulls on top on those columns to the left.

Closeup of the pigeon.

Closeup of the seagulls.

Another seagull standing on top of Neptune's head at the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy. We had lunch at a nice restaurant near this fountain.

Closeup of the seagull standing on Neptune's head.

I took this picture of children playing with the pigeons in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy while we were waiting to go on our gondola ride.

A cat sitting by a tree in front of the Ferro & Lazzarini glass factory in Murano, near Venice, Italy.

Another cat photo bombed this picture I was taking of my son leaning on that tree in front of the glass factory in Murano.

I got teased a bit for taking pictures of birds and animals on our vacation in Italy last week, but I don't care. I can't help myself!

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am sure your Italy trip was awesome. I like to take pic's of the animals while traveling too. The gulls and pigeons are posing nicely on the pillars and statues. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Sharon Anck said...

These are great shots and you've brought back more memories from my trip to Italy. I have a photo of the coliseum that was photo-bombed by a pigeon who flew right into the photo as I snapped it.

Sandra said...

good to know they have critters over there to. ha ha.. love all the photos today, they really have awesome perches...

jandi said...

Lovely pictures! I love seagulls! Such gregarious creatures!

Lowell said...

Let them tease; you did great. In fact, you had me smiling throughout! I wonder if those gulls followed you from Florida? So funny to see them parked on top of monuments and sculptures! Another great series of photos that I enjoyed very much!

bill burke said...

I agree with Tom, You did great! I love seeing those gulls on the statues and pillars. Just typical gulls hanging out wherever. The one on Neptune's head seems to be surveying the area. The cat beside the tree looks like he's meditating. The last photo made me think that the cat guided you around and was satisfied with your photo taking and now was on his way :) A great series of photos!

RedPat said...

I enjoyed this post, Lois! ;-)

Latane Barton said...

You go right ahead and take those pictures. We love seeing them.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias gostei de ver.
Um abra├žo e um bom fim de semana.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful perches for the birds... they must be thinking "those humans are all here astonished by me!"

The kitties are adorable!

Denise inVA said...

How wonderful you got to Italy. Fantastic photos Lois. Definitely on my bucket list. I hope I get there one day but it's lovely seeing it through your camera lens.

Revrunner said...

Ancient birds. Stealth cat. :-)

Christine said...

Seagulls & pigeons are so comically irreverent of such ancient treasures! Love that shot of the gull on Neptunes head!

TexWisGirl said...

a great and clever series. definitely exotic locales. :)

Mildred said...

What an incredible trip! Your photos are awesome. Love the black cats!

Anni said...

Thanks for sharing at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!! Your participation is always very much appreciated. See you next week I hope!!

Love 'em all Lois, but the gull on Neptune's head is absolutely MY favorite today.

biebkriebels said...

Yes those birds have no respect for antiques, they use them as a nice place to look around from above. You noticed them very well.

Lowell said...

Hi Lois! Thanks for the comments! You wrote about your cousin and his church in a tent. Sounds a lot like some of my crazy relatives! They convince themselves they are called to preach and off they go. I remember a story about a new priest in the local Episcopal church. In his first sermon, he spoke earnestly of how he was a simple farm boy, and how one day while out plowing the fields he saw the letters GPC spelled out in the clouds in the sky. He said he fell to his knees because it became clear to him that God wanted him to Go Preach Christ.

An elderly priest came up to him after the service and asked to speak to him privately. The older cleric noted the young man's enthusiasm and his piety but suggested that he had misread the "sign." He said that after listening to him this morning, he was convinced the letters meant Go Plant Corn!

Linda said...

Those are fun critter pictures!

Gunn said...

Lucky you are,- who have been to Italy!
I enjoyed your posting.

Happy Summer!