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Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Bird...

Like most everyone else who celebrates Thanksgiving traditionally, we had turkey for dinner.  We are at our daughter, Celeste's,  here in Texas.  Our son-in-law was born and raised in Texas and most of his family lives down around the Galveston/Houston area.  Celeste and Victor had a huge family get-together...  those able to come were Victors parents, 3 of his siblings and their spouses, and some of their kids, and Victor and Celeste's 4 kids; their spouses and several grandchildren, along with some other friends.  What a feast!  A feast for the heart with everyone seeing each other again....  and, a feast for the eyes...  to see the companionship among them all...  and...  okay, yes...  a HUGE feast for dinner.  Celeste outdid herself with that all that tasty food.

After dinner we were all sitting around on the back porch,  just hanging out...  and...  this guy came swooping in...  landed in the tree real close to the deck.....
This Sharp-shinned hawk was looking over towards one of the bird feeders....
Hoping, I'm sure, for his own Thanksgiving bird to feast on and be thankful for on this holiday.

Hope you had a great day, no matter where you were.

That's All For Today!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers and on the great shot of the hawk!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends as was ours. I love Thanksgiving probably even more than Christmas!

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  3. Sounds like an awesome day...so much to be thankful for...family, friends, and a feast! Great picture of the hawk! I never have my camera close by when those opportunities arise....

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  4. Glad you had such a wonderful day with family and good food and a beautiful bird (I don't mean the turkey, which was probably also beautiful).

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  5. Sounds like an awesome Thanksgiving get together, glad you enjoyed.

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  6. That young bird needs some nourishment to make it through the winter. The first year is always the hardest.

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  7. P.S. I'm still finding live Asian beetles in the rig whenever the sun shines. They came all the way from Minnesota. Buggers!

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  8. Terrific shot of that Hawk. Hope he got his dinner! Ours was very nice spent with family out at the farm.

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  9. That sounds like a real old fashioned get together!

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  10. Great picture of the hawk! What a bonus for what sounds like an awesome Thanksgiving.

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  11. We missed being with family again this year. Your day sounds perfect. And that photo!

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  12. We celebrated a late Thanksgiving dinner today with friends joining us as Grenville was feeling poorly on the actual turkey day. Your celebration sounded like a wonderful get together, Shanor. Hope that hawk left without any bird dinner.

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