Brown Pelican taking off in the St. Johns River.

Sunday Stills – Droplets – 9.27.20

The feature image is a juvenile Brown Pelican learning to fish and practicing taking off & landing. Watching this bird was a lot of fun. The momentum got better with each time this bird took off & landed. In the beginning, this pelican was quite clumsy, but he always left a trail of droplets from the St. Johns River in his wake.

This post is in response to TERRI WEBSTER SCHRANDT Sunday Stills challenge. The theme this week is Water Droplets.

and for Cee’s Flower of the Day – keep scrolling!

Our front yard fountain that my hubby made from an old turkey roasting pan and pieces of slate & granite. I was able to capture a droplet from the flow of the water.

Two different hibiscus in our gardens a few years ago.

One lone droplet on this leaf at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida.
Our feature image of a Brown Pelican growing up and learning to improve the art of taking off and landing.
One of the bird feeder bowls.
Bush in the backyard.
I don’t the name of this plant, but it is purple and I love it!
Jade in a hanging basket on the bird feeders.
Hummingbird bush.

The last 5 photos were taken today. It was still raining when I went out there to get some shots. How lucky am I that it rained today when we haven’t seen any precipitation in over a week? Woohoo!

Comments

31 responses to “Sunday Stills – Droplets – 9.27.20”

  1. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    Your hubby is very creative. Love the fountain. 😍 Super photos of water droplets, Lisa. πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Yes, he is quite creative and talented. He is working on some driftwood sculptures that we are going to put in the Etsy shop soon. Thank you for the compliments on the photos. I got lucky it rained yesterday. πŸ™‚

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  2. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Wow, a stunning array of water droplets, Lisa! I’m jealous of your rainy day. Someday… I’m glad you tied in the theme and with the pelican’s wake of droplets and bird feeder no less! That’s the way to do it. The drops dripping off the jade and fountain are quite remarkable! I shared on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SecondWindLeisurePerspectives

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  3. Shweta Suresh Avatar

    That shot of the Brown Pelican in action is just marvelous. Beautiful photos, Lisa β™₯️

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Shweta! I found it in my archives. We were in the kayak and there were pelicans all around us practicing their techniques. πŸ™‚

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  4. lolaWi Avatar

    stunning images of water droplets, Lisa. the pelican shot is awesome! and a lovely fountain! πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Wilma! I enjoyed putting it all together. πŸ™‚

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  5. Cathy Avatar

    Wonderful selection of water droplets, Lisa πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Cathy! πŸ™‚

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  6. Irene Avatar

    The raindrops and pelican shots are amazing. 😊

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Irene! πŸ™‚

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  7. Heart to Heart Avatar

    Great gallery of droplets πŸ’§

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you so much! 😊

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  8. Jim Borden Avatar

    how cool to watch a bird learn how to fish!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Oh it is super cool. We get to see it often here. We were in the kayak on that day.

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        does it just know instinctually what to do, or does it first watch other birds to see how its done?

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        A little of both. The parents will spend time in the calmer waters like the river teaching the young how to take flight, land and dive for fish. They learn by watching their parents. When they are learning all these skills at the same time, they are quite clumsy like a child trying to walk for the first time. They will stab their bill into the water when learning to fish, barely getting any altitude, falling face first and coming up empty handed, or empty beaked! As they become more mature, they will dive from great heights into the river or ocean and come up with a fish in their big pouch. So cool to watch pelicans no matter at what stage they are. It’s my favorite bird! πŸ™‚

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      3. Jim Borden Avatar

        pelicans sound fascinating; I’ll have to be on the lookout if there are any up this way, and then spend some time observing them…

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        The Brown Pelican would be rare in your area. They live year round along the coastline of the US & Mexico. The American White Pelican can be seen inland but they don’t dive from the air like the Brown Pelican. 😊

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      5. Jim Borden Avatar

        maybe they can be found at the Jersey shore…

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I’m sure they can. They are on the map as year round residents. There are days that we go to the beach & don’t see them. Heading to the beach right now so hope to see them today. I haven’t been out in 2 weeks except to go to the post office. 1/2 day off is needed. 😊

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      7. Jim Borden Avatar

        Hope you enjoyed your visit to the beach!

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      8. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I’m still here catching up on the blog. Yes, I’m enjoying myself, thank you. πŸ–

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      9. Jim Borden Avatar

        I am jealous!

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      10. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        I’m sorry! It was a perfect day to go. Water was a little chilly so I only got up to my thighs which isn’t very far out considering how short I am. Plus there was schools of fish in knee deep water. No thanks! Sharks or dolphin could be close by. I didn’t get back in the rest of the day. πŸ™‚

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      11. Jim Borden Avatar

        I don’t blame you for not wanting to go back in the water!

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      12. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Told you I was cautious! Besides, there was a cool breeze and no reason to be in the water. πŸ™‚

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      13. Jim Borden Avatar

        sometimes it’s nice to just sit at the beach and watch the water and life go by…

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      14. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Oh absolutely! That’s what I did and it was spectacular! Recharged my battery for sure. 😊

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      15. Jim Borden Avatar

        the power of the beach!

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