Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wings and Things

Portal RV Resort
August 9, 2015
Moab, UT




















After two days of traveling in Belle and two days on the trails, we opted for a lazy Sunday. Being in Moab at Portal is one of my favorite places to call home. As I perched in my outdoor recliner with the pups our yard was full of life as quick moving and energetic wings fluttered, hovered, and swooped in all directions. 















 It is so peaceful and quiet...catching myself dozing off and waking up to enjoy the sun's light illuminating the roses and sunflowers...



 ...or to catch a deer or two or three munching on the tall grass in the meadow.



The grass has grown and so have those antlers since June!
I did wander across the street to the koi pond for a few more photos...









Hope you are having a great week. Things are pretty quiet around here...and that is not a complaint.



Until next time...did you know that only male frogs call and females can only make short chirpy sounds or peeps? The male's calls advertise their species, general fitness, size, and territory. Notice the round circle behind his eye. That is the frog's eardrum which acts as a shield and cover for their inner ear. It works both under and above water to detect sounds. Vibrations are shuttled all through their body and lungs to an inner ear in their chest...



...now that's pretty cool! So, whether you call or peep, make some noise and let the good-times-roll!

15 comments:

  1. I just learn so much reading blogs. Great way to spend a lazy day.

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    1. I learn a lot too Joan. Frogs are quite interesting aren't they?

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  2. You have some serious skills with your camera! Lovely, lovely photos!

    Frogs are so cool! Peep!

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    1. Thank you Lisa...I think mostly it's the camera and I am just lucky!

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  3. I agree about the way Portal RV makes you feel. We love it there, also:) What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday:) Your photos are so pretty! Thanks for the info on the frogs. I didn't know any of that!

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    1. Your welcome Pam! Aren't the roses so pretty here?

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  4. Now that is our favorite kind of day, gotta love them.

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    1. Oh yes, we even fired up the WeberQ George!

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  5. What a gorgeous and FUN place to call home. You guys truly seem to love this area, how wonderful. Your wings and things photos are great! The hummer photos are fantastic, those little "buggers" are hard to capture! Enjoy each and everyday, no matter if you are dozing on the patio or scaling rocky paths. Happy Trails!

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  6. I can't wait for our time at that RV park and enjoy all the wings and things. We will be there in April so the flowers should have awaken by them.
    Great captures Gay, that new cam is really reaching far :)
    Peep.

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  7. Thanks MonaLisa...you will love it here at Portal!

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  8. Love, love, love the photography! You really outdid yourself this time Gay. I couldn't pick a favorite if my life depended on it. Enjoy the trails!
    Happy to hear Wrecks is on the upswing again.

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