Welcome to John's Island
I recently told Eileen, of Saturday's Critters, that I wanted to dig into my archives and find some of my Mountain Bluebird photos to post and link up with her. So that's what we have here. These photos are from 2007 and were taken in Southwest Montana. Check out Saturday's Critters #226 for lots more critter photos. Thanks to Eileen for hosting, and, what a coincidence ... she is featuring the Eastern Bluebird! Gotta love that!
|Mountain Bluebird Dad|
|Mountain Bluebird Mom|
|Babies and one egg that hasn't hatched.|
|Opening the box resulted in this behavior.|
Of course, they are expecting mom or dad to arrive with
|Mom at work.|
|More blue than Eastern?|
This week's theme at Postcards for the Weekend is "monuments." This proved to be a challenge for my collection of postcards. By way of explanation, Postcards for the Weekend is a weekly event for postcard collectors to share some of their cards, somehow matched to a certain theme. So, this is as close as we could get. Well, it's kind of like a monument! A monument to Kodak! It's the Kodak Pavilion at the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965. It's a pretty neat card. If we had a World's Fair today it seems unlikely that Kodak would get its own Pavilion, what do you think? Someone missed the boat when it was time to make the move to digital.
New York World's Fair
1964 - 1965
|Back of the unused card.|
|Description from back of the card.|
Departing Seattle, April 13th 5:56 PM
|KOGO Charter Yacht|
Docked at Elliott Bay Marina
April 13th 8:01 PM
|How KOGO appears on website VesselFinder|
|Vessel information for KOGO from MarineTraffic website.|
The photo is from the website.
|The info you need if you wish to charter KOGO.|
Note ... Crew of 21. Not going to be for someone on a budget!
Digging through the 2007 archives for the Bluebird pics became a slow process as I encountered sky photos from eleven years ago and had to stop and admire them again. Well, isn't that what the archives are all about? So, I decided to post a few of those sky watch photos since they were well before the beginning of John's Island, AND the past week in Seattle hasn't presented many new opportunities.
Most of these photos were taken in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Linking up with Skywatch Friday as usual, where you can find many more blogger photos of the sky. Thanks to Yogi for hosting!
I recall printing the photo above and taking it to the family who lived in the house below the rainbow. They loved it so much they had it framed and hung it on the wall in their living room.
In the photo above you see Fan Mountain ... so named, I believe, because, when looking at it at the right time and place, it appears to be like one of those old fashioned hand fans. In the photo below, Fan Mountain appears again on the left. In the sunlight, right in the center, is a mountain all by itself, which, I think, is why it's named Lone Mountain. And, Lone Mountain is home to well known ski resort Big Sky.
The photo below, again from 2007, was taken on a road trip through Arizona. I do not recall the exact location. The thing I like about this photo is the way layers of mountains are revealed by the somewhat hazy sky.
Closing thought (and I can confirm this for my friends who blog) ...
You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
Poet John Lydgate as made famous by Abraham Lincoln
Thank you for stopping by John's Island.