Old time is still a-flying :
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer ;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may go marry :
For having lost but once your prime
You may for ever tarry.
Well, I didn't get back to quilting yet. Last weekend I traveled to Gatlinburg to see my daughter get married. This week I have been helping her get moved. It is a slow process and not yet complete so I will share a few more vacation pictures with you.
Barbara over at Cat Patches has a delightful blog and shares pictures of her travels and cats. She also has a linky party for Photos. This week's prompt was for birds so I thought I'd share a love story of sorts and be not
coy koi about it. Hey, it fits with the wedding theme - sorta.
|Nature Garden at the Flamingo|
We stayed at the Hilton Resort right behind the Flamingo Hotel and Casino (which is also owned by Hilton). Between the hotel and pool is a delightful nature preserve. There is a restaurant you can see the windows above where you can eat and look out over the water and see the koi and birds.
|Mallard Duck Couple|
There are several species of ducks, flamingos and other birds. The water is full of some the the largest koi I've ever seen and some albino catfish.
|Look at the size of the koi|
|Some pretty colored koi|
Did I mention I really LOVE my new camera! Look at the water drops for his beak below!
Now it was feeding time. Here are the Australian black swans after enjoying their breakfast.
|Australian Black Swans|
I walked around for a while and came across the swans again. They were bobbing their heads up and down in the water feeding. I was at the wrong angle for the shot but sometimes they would form a heart with their heads and necks.
|Where did the other swan go?|
Then I looked up from my camera lens and tried to figure out where the other swan was. It was under the other one. It took a minute but I figured out what was going on. Can you?
|Black Swan with Attitude|
He seems a little pleased with himself doesn't he? She seemed to have spotted something else to eat while she was being held underwater. LOL
That's Vegas. The place where a good time can be had by all - or not. LOL
Great photos! Bit tough on the female swans if they end up under the water whilst the male is taking his pleasure!ReplyDelete