Just paddling

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds in or near the water or snow

A trio, a Silver Gull, A Cormorant and a Pelican

A Great Cormorant and lunch

Two Darters chilling

A Pelican and reflection

Crested Tern makes a landing

Plumed Whistling Duck examining the shallows

A Black-necked Stork sneaks around a wetland hoping something will move and a quick stab with that bill and down the hatch

A White-faced Heron and Sooty Oystercatcher on the rocks

A Pied Oystercatcher patrols the beach

An Egret for every post and two on a gate – tonights roosting sorted

and a slideshow of some of the best of the birdbath

One day at the car wash

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: The Car Wash

I know
of some
whose experience
has been glum


among the
whirling brushes
soap suds
water rushes


the motion
dark and light
in the car wash
maybe a fright

yellow and red
rollers spin
up and down
stop and begin

Water cascades
down the screen
air blows
once more clean

Also for Jez’s Water, Water everywhere #42

Sparkles like diamonds

Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #43

The dam in the distance
in the early morning sun
ducks cruising along
swimming for fun.

Long green grass
on the edge of the dam
provides enough food
for cattle, sheep and a lamb.

Overhead Egrets and Ibis
wheel about in the sky
ready to descend to feed
in the grass nearby.

Sparkles and shimmer
from way over there
thinking of course
of water water everywhere.