Friday Night Photos St. Paddys Day Edition

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone. Remember, everyone is Irish today so I hope you're all wearing something green and have corn beef and cabbage on the menu. Oh, and don't forget the Irish whiskey.

A few of my "Irish" friends sporting green in honor of St Patrick's Day.

Paddy O'Mallard
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Irish Praying Mantis
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Irish Wood Duck
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Irish Green Lynx Spider
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Irish Anna's Hummingbirds
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Irish Stink Bug Nymph
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Irish American Wigeon
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Bollox Ref's picture

Not very green around here. It's been a hard winter.

Snow and ice:

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Gëzuar!!
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@Bollox Ref
That does look pretty dreary. Throw another log on the fire, mix up a hot toddy with some good Irish whiskey and stay warm. Hang in there, spring is almost here.

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@Socialprogressive

Whiskey isn't my thing.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

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@Bollox Ref

I too am wishing you more warmth and comfort. Hopefully the light and colour arrives soon. How's Fred? I imagine him directly in front of the fire with fur almost too hot to touch.

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It’s my favorite duck.

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@snoopydawg
I hope you and Sam are doing well.
Love your sig line. He does look like a crash test dummy. He's just not as useful.

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@Socialprogressive

He not only looks like the dummy he acts like it too. The difference is that the dummy is never cruel like Biden is. I don’t think in his 50 years in congress that Biden has done anything that has helped we the people. He has only worked for his donors.

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Hi all, Hey SP! Awesome photos as usual SP! Love that Wood Duck and the Wigeon. Beautiful photos!

Thanks!

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

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I did not take these first two pics, a nice lady in town sent them to me. They were taken I think last weekend. This is the work of a pair of Black Vulture.

The first is the nest site, in which the two eggs are visible at left in the darkest part.
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And then here are the two eggs. Only need one for an omelete.
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Here is a basic Black Vulture pic. Smaller and more aggressive than the (red headed) Turkey Vulture.
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Have good ones all!

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@dystopian
Thank the nice lady in town for the egg shots. They must be big eggs if one is enough for an omelette. I wonder if a vulture egg tastes different than a chicken egg?

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@dystopian

Thanks for the photos.

The eggs fit in perfectly with the rocks they are nesting on. I always thought nests were made of softer stuff ; ).

The beauty of creation and 'art' in their natural environments are appreciated.

I wish you all good ones

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@janis b

There are lots of baby skinks around, 100x more than Ive ever seen.

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@janis b that is a good sign! Things must be well in skinkland! Any positive indications are great!

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Paddy O'Mallard!

That is too funny, Social! I wouldn't be surprised if that's their genealogy.

Wonderful photos, as always.

Cheers

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@janis b
Glad I could bring a smile. Maybe dystopian can shed some light on Mallard genealogy.

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@Socialprogressive you have to catch them and rub them... Wink

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Have a good weekend all

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@janis b
I really like the wood background in the first shot. It adds a lot of warmth.

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@Socialprogressive

I wondered whether anyone would relate them to sculptures.

In reality it is a shoot from the Taro plant that was part of a weeding blitz. Their leaves have a very metallic look in every kind of light.

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@janis b
I guess I should call it a living sculpture.

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@Socialprogressive

That's perfect, Social.

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@janis b Neat pics J! Are those that calla lily sorta thingie? Is the paler or brighter area in center of leaf a function of light, or is that how it looks with the darker, maybe purplish outward of the pale area?

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@dystopian

The lighter area in the centre is lighter in colour than the rest of the leaf. It is the underside of a Purple Taro leaf. I think the lighter colour is a result of the time it takes for the leaf to unfurl from its tightly rolled beginning. Not as much sunlight, so less chlorophyll?

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I wouldn't like to meet though, and certainly not on pink flower leaves, or what are they on?

ah, now I have to research if we have an irish pub in this stinky town. I shoould get red hair and a sexy outfit first. Instead I dig literally through mud to dry out a pond.

Say high to Mr. Patrick, he seemed to ge a nice guy.

Be well all, dry, with roof over your head and food for the ages.

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@mimi
The Lynx spider is very small. Only 12-22mm in length and not harmful to humans. This one was on a pink rose blossom.

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@Socialprogressive if you are say a bumblebee... bee vewy vewy caafwul...

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The flower is Eryngo, in thistle family.

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@dystopian
are all on the Lynx spider menu.
That's a wild looking thistle you got there.

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@mimi

I'd like to see those two images of you, one at the pub after digging through the mud, and one while digging. Your comments are at least as colourful as the irish green spider on pink blossoms ; ).

All the best to you mimi!

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orlbucfan's picture

Thank you for my weekly visual fix. That wood duck and jb's first photo are spectacular! The black vultures are interesting, too. Anywho.... Smile Rec'd!!

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@orlbucfan
Thanks for stopping by. Hope all is going well for you and yours in FLA.

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