Eyes Wide Open – Week #21

Good Saturday morning!

It was an unusual week and I wasn’t able to get as many photos as I’d hoped so I have cheated a little and included two from a vacation to Ireland a couple of months ago.  I was so lucky that I got to take a lesson in Falconry, which is something I have always wanted to do.  It was amazing to walk through the woods with this beautiful hawk on my wrist and she would take off for a while and then return to me once I popped a mouse head in my glove!  Lovely!

All photos were taken on my iPhone

Here she is, just landed

What a beauty she is!

Now, back in Florida, this little Heron is less scary

I captured this pretty sky with a Pelican in flight.  Lucky shot!

This is Grace looking rather superior sitting in the warm sun

While walking Grace we spotted another turtle managing to camouflage himself in the woods


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  12 comments for “Eyes Wide Open – Week #21

  1. December 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    hugs for Grace, she’s elegant in the sun!!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 2, 2018 at 8:06 am

      Thank you Gina. She’s definitely huggable 🙂

  2. December 1, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Great pics and experience!

  3. December 1, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    great shots … never seen a turtle shell with that pretty pattern!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      I always think turtles are flatter. Do you think he might be a tortoise? I don’t really think they live here though. Ive seen a couple near here with similar markings 🙂

      • December 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm

        probably denotes the type of turtle … maybe native to where you live!

  4. December 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Falconry?? That is so incredibly cool!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      It was! I loved it 🙂

  5. December 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Lovely pictures.

  6. December 1, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Those are so beautiful, Christine! Thank you for sharing!

  7. December 1, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Wow, Christine! Falconry!!! That is Supreme! Awesome shots, great experience! Jordy❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Thanks Jordy! It was an amazing experience! 💕

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