Javelina, North America’s native are similar to the wild boar. They are herbivores, only about 2-3 feet tall and can weigh 30-40 lbs.
Located near Harlingen International Airport Hugh Ramsey Nature Park is a hidden gem. It’s amazing that so many animals unique to the Rio Grande Valley can be seen in one location adjacent to a major road. Several bird blinds and feeders are located along the trails providing ample opportunities for viewing and taking pictures. No admission fees or charges for parking, so it makes for an inexpensive afternoon of entertainment, learning and exercise.
It was the first time I ever saw a Javelina (similiar to a wild pig, but originating from North America), and a Green Jay. I was also able to get pictures of the Chachalacas (only found in the Rio Grande Valley.)
Candy Cane Day
Thank-you Note Day
Now that Christmas is past Canada Celebrates with Boxing Day Sales. Before packing everything away for storage the Retail Stores offer Christmas decorations and supplies at greatly reduced prices. But you have to get there early for the best selection.
Candy Canes are no longer needed as tree decorations so you’re welcome to pluck them off the tree and eat them.
Take a moment to write those “Thank-you” notes for all the wonderful gifts and blessings you received.
Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf
International Migrants Day
Give a Wine Club Day
Just back from a vacation in Dominican Republic where I traveled with my Nikon D60 to “paint with light”. I was afraid to travel with my newer, bigger, faster more expensive cameras, so I brought the D60 with me for the trip. It is still a work horse and provides good, crisp, clear pictures with the DX55-200mm VR lens and circular UV filter.
Many tourist resorts in the Caribbean have a game called “steal the towel”. On arrival you are given a card that you can trade for a beach towel. Before check out you need to return a beach towel for your card. If you don’t have a card at check-out you loose $25. So anyone who has lost a towel is going to take someone else’s to avoid the $25 fee. If you want to avoid committing the sin of stealing, I would strongly advise that you take your own $5 towel with you and don’t bother with a resort towel.
Picture taken at Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy ON
July 13, 2014
Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour
Humor at Work – November 25
International Hat Day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Pictures taken by my first DSL camera (Nikon D60) in 2014 are still some of my favourites.