Sunday, February 08, 2009

Home

I am home from Texas.
I have many stories.
We drove 2766 miles.
We had fun!



I was awed by the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Roseate Spoonbills and Great Egrets waded with
Tri-colored Herons while Black Vultures circled over head.




The Green Jays took my breath away!

I am grateful to have seen
Zebra Heliconians in the wild.
I know them as Zebra Longwings.



I watched at dusk as the Zebra Longwings decide on their roosting spot.
I watched spell bound as one by one they readied for sleep.
I had all the time I needed to watch butterflies sleep.

I am happy to be home.
Happy to be back with my birds.

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

Welcome home Sherry....I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip. What a beautiful and colourful post......how wonderful to see so many unusual looking birds. They are so tropical looking......
I am sure the butterflies fed your soul....

Glad you are home safely.....

Aluajala said...

Dear Sherry what a wonderful set of photos! I've never ever seen a green jay nor zebra longwings!
I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip and that you're back home too - I missed your posts and beautiful photos very much! ) I will look forward to seing more of the lovely pics from your trip..

tina said...

Welcome home, and what beautiful birds you photographed.

guild-rez said...

Welcome back..
I can't wait to see more of your beautiful pictures and perhaps a detailed report of your trip..
- Cheers Gisela.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Sherry, you began with my favorite birds posted. Welcome home girl. I can't wait to hear all about your trip. I hope you aren't sunburned.

ICQB said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! And I think you may have brought some of that southern warmth back with you!

Sheila said...

How wonderful to see so many different birds, none of which will ever be seen in this neck of the woods. The Green Jay is spectacular..!
We watched a documentary on Charles Darwin last night, and I though of you. Can you imagine the photos Darwin could have taken with a digital camera..!

Jan (ThanksFor2Day) said...

These are awe-inspiring Sherry! Beautiful birds that just are not seen around here...thanks for sharing these. I look forward to hearing (seeing) more:)

Barbara said...

The first pictures of your trip are so promising (and beautiful!) and I am looking forward to seeing more of them.

Juliet said...

Wow - what lovely birds, and what wonderful photos you managed to get of them. I love the green jay.

I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday - I look forward to reading more about it.

Wendy said...

Welcome home Sherry! I was thinking about your today, wondering when you'd get back.
I am glad you are home safe and sound - and that you had a wonderful time.
Love those birds. Was the first one a roadrunner?

Cathy said...

Welcome Home Sherry!!!! Glad to see you had a good time. Looking forward to photos.

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Mel said...

Pretty pretty pretty :)

Mimi said...

I love zebra longwings! They are the official butterfly of the state of Florida!

Sue said...

I am behind in my blog reading. What a treat it was to see such colorful birds! Beautiful!

orb said...

Wow! a green jay, i hoped u'd spot one...