Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pleasant surprises....

 We were getting ready to leave this morn when there was a knock on the door...this was what was being delivered.  Don't you just love it!  I love roses, but oh, how I love what they came in.
 I will use it for years to come.  Our older daughter sent this arrangement.

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 This evening on our way to the super Walmart, we ran through the strip pits.  I was going through to see if we could see any owls, but first we saw these two whooping cranes!
I actually trespassed to get a little bit closer to them.  But I did stop before I got to close because I was scaring them.  I think if you enlarge them you can see that both legs of both birds seem to be banded.
These are not the greatest pictures but I am still glad to have gotten them.

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We will be busy the next few days so will be blogging when I can.  Not sure how often that will be.

15 comments:

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness, Whooping Cranes! I think most people never see them, I have never. This is so special. And that beautiful vase, it is just awesome!!!

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely gift from your daughter and a lovely gift for us in these delightful photos.

Deb said...

Love the vase the arranged came in. And good shots of the Cranes too.

Sandra said...

awesome to see the cranes. and I love love love the container your roses came in. looks like it has a lid? so beautiful.

don said...

That is a beautiful gift and one you'll enjoy for a long time to come. Nice shots of these cranes too. They look very good to me.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

What a beautiful surprise! I think you got some great shots of the pair, how lucky to get so close to them.

Gill - That British Woman said...

How tall are they do you think?

Lovely flower arrangement from your daughter.

Gill

George said...

The flower arrangement is beautiful. I like your photos of the whopping cranes.

Montanagirl said...

That was wonderful for you to see the Whooping Cranes! I have never seen one. Nice pics you took! The flower arrangement is beautiful too.

Betsy Adams said...

Great pictures of the cranes... I love them---and you are so lucky to have seen them... wow!!!!!

Beautiful arrangement... Love it...

Hugs,
Betsy

Susan said...

That is a awesome surprise! The whooping cranes are so beautiful. I've never seen one before.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a beautiful arrangement, Rose. How sweet of your daughter!

Whooping cranes!! WOW! I have never seen them except in photos.

Ellie said...

I love your roses and the vase they are in. What a lovely thoughtful daughter you have :))

Carletta said...

LOVELY roses!

I like the first photo of the cranes and the 'painterly' look of the images. It does look like both are banded and I wonder if not more than once.

Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Love the flowers and the bowl...how unusual and beautiful! And the whopping cranes....so neat! You are fortunate to see what so few people ever get to see.

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