Z is for Z’end

As the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge comes to a close, I sincerely thank everyone who looked at, liked, commented upon, and shared my posts on this and my other two blogs (DiscoveringHome.com and SinclaireMonroe.com),  with friends, family and fellow-bloggers.

I know that I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering your blogs. I have been impressed with your creativity, and inspired by your talent. Thank you.

Below are some shots that I especially like, even if many were previously posted during this month-long-blog-a-thon. I hope you enjoy these pictures – and I hope you stop by again.

V is for Variety

While watching the flits and swoops and dives and soars of backyard birds, it is often difficult to clearly see and thoroughly appreciate their prettiness.

When these hotshot fliers come down to earth for even a few moments, their extraordinary beauty is a thing to behold.

It must be quite wonderful to take flight into the heavens on a whim, and return to one’s familiar perch – unruffled, and unfazed.

U is for Unbelievably FAST!

The cheetah is incredibly fast …

… and so beautiful, it might be tempting to reach out to touch that gorgeous coat – which is, of course, a very, very bad idea!

And in the blink of an eye, all that remains is the memory of speed –

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…and then he is gone!

F is for Flashback

Unfortunately, I’ve been running a bit behind with this A to Z Challenge, so have decided to dig out some older photos to share with you – a visual walk down memory lane – in order to catch up a bit.

I hope you enjoy the stroll.

 

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E is for Earth Day

 

We certainly live on a gorgeous planet. What a gift and a responsibility and a delight it is to explore and enjoy and experience our Earth.

 

Even recycling can be pretty – these are massive cubes of crushed aluminum cans.

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Please join me in celebrating the 46th annual Earth Day on April 22nd, by planting a tree, or picking up litter, or recycling/reusing/repurposing something, or composting!