Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Saturday, November 17, 2018
My daughter lives in Orlando and every time I visit her, I see Sandhill Cranes wandering around her neighborhood. I saw this group in the roundabout near her house one morning. They never seem to be in a hurry to get out of the way, which is fine by me!
Note: I'm putting my blog on a break so I can spend time with my family this coming week for Thanksgiving. After that, I will be having cataract surgery on both eyes, so I'm not sure when I will be able to get back to blogging. Hoping to be able to see much better when surgery is over. Wish me luck!
Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and The Bird D'Pot.
Labels: Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, The Bird D'Pot
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Wow, they are amazing
Love those big tall cranes, they are such neat looking birds! I'm so glad to hear you're going to get to spend time with your sister! Is she arriving soon, or are y'all going there? I just know you'll have a great time! I had no idea you had cataracts---wishing you the very best on the surgery! It will go quickly and very smoothly, my folks both have had it and it's not bad at all. You just have to use alot of eye drops afterwards, but they may have simplified that these days as well. i bet your eyesight will BE SO MUCH BETTER!! ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY my friend!! Hope to see you back soon!
I love these cranes and there are many of them here and it is common for them to be hit by cars because they don't move. once I waited maybe 2 minutes for a flock of them to wander off the street. enjoy your family. with my cataracts I could see better the same day, it did not effect my blogging at all. I did not miss a day. prayers for yours to be the same way....
Aren't they amazing looking birds! How funny to see these characters just wandering around like that 😀 Have a fab time with that gorgeous family of yours Lois and don't worry about the eye op, you will be a new you immediately ✨
...they seem to take right over!
Good to hear you're getting cataracts done...I'm sure it will go fine and you'll enjoy seeing colors especially differently. I love Sandhill Cranes, they seem so much like ancient birds. I guess I feel sorry that their feeding grounds have been paved over and become our housing communities, but they still come expecting that they will find food there.
Hello, I love the Sandhill Cranes. It is neat seeing them walking around the neighborhood. I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving and I hope all goes well and your recover quickly from the eye surgery. Thanks for linking and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!
They are such tall and elegant birds! Lovely to see so many.
Walking around like they own the place, I see.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and good luck with the operation.
Good luck with the cataract surgery!
Don't have both eyes done at the same time. My husband's surgeon insisted on 3 weeks apart, and I am glad for it. But my husband was very impatient with the whole process of surgery and recovery time, and then waiting several weeks before getting new glasses. But he did very well overall, and keeps telling me how much better he can see.
Now this is a sight I won't see in Arizona anytime soon. Have a nice holiday and good luck with the surgery. I just had that done two months ago and it was a snap.
These fellas are marvelous
I love to see them on my rides
In march they migrate through Grand Island Nebraska and almost blend into the fields like stalks of corn. Hundreds of thousands are a treat to watch. Nice to have in the neigborhood
Your pictures are amazing! These birds are so beautiful, stately and elegant. And they are even sticking to the walkway, just like people! You are having both eyes done at the same time? I had mine done about 6 weeks apart. It is awesome, like having brand new eyes! Everything is so sharp and clear now. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be sure and let us know how your surgery went, whenever you feel up to returning.
These are the coolest birds. I've had them come right up to me, close enough I could reach out and touch them. In spite of those spindly legs, they have a certain elegance.
Not to worry about your upcoming surgery. Lois Anne and I had our eyes done some years back. It's made a big difference. Not perfect but even now I can function pretty well without glasses. I do use glasses for reading, though. But it's a painless procedure and it will be over before you know it! And then you won't have to worry about cataracts ruining your eyesight.
We see the cranes quite often here but it's still exciting when we do. Wishing you the best AND Happy Thanksgiving!
I love your pics of these guys, Lois! Good luck with the surgery and have a Happy Thanksgiving! See you back here soon.
The crane invasion has begun! Great shot.
Good luck with your cataract surgery. I had one eye donw almost two years ago and now my right one is almost ready for its turn next year. I was nervous but it turned out to be unnecessary.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.
Such majestic birds and fantastic pictures.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Lois, and I wish you the very best for your cataract surgery.
What fun to come across these beautiful birds and thank you so much for sharing them.
The best! Look forward to hearing from you again soon.
I love those Sandhill Cranes …
Have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and all good wishes for your cataract surgery.
Looking forward to reading and seeing more posts from you in the coming weeks.
Take care and my good wishes.
All the best Jan
They look great! Best wishes for successful surgery.
They seem very at easy at walking in the street. Beautiful Royal looking birds.
Lindas e imponentes estas belas aves, aproveito para desejar um bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
I love them! OUrs have flown south. Of course.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!
Amazing birds, great photos.
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco
I've only seen these birds at a great distance. It's a treat to see them up close.
You've had quite a year! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and very successful cataract surgery. Come back soon!
Oh, I wish you all the luck you need! That, and positive thinking.
Thank you for the good and very helpful information. It is very interesting.
waw...I never see a real Crain in my life. Thank you for sharing your photos.
happy thanksgiving. Take care
First of all, if you're reading this, it means you're back to blogging and your surgery went well. Praise God! I love your pictures of the sandhill cranes - they pass through our area in the spring, but we could never get this close! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.
You've certainly got a lot of strange neighbors, Lois. :-)
Lindas aves, diferentes das nossas da qui da região.
Quero te desejar um feliz natal e um novo ano cheio de alegrias e felicidades. E vendo muito melhor as coisas bonitas no próximo ano.
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