! No Parking ! by NekhbetSun ()
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Hi Y'All :o)
Just something lighthearted and silly today.
I know, the photo quality is awful...it was taken many moons ago with just a little cheapie camera, and I tried to doctor it up as much as possible, and it's still not that good, but thought y'all would enjoy a little Sunday chuckle.
It was taken at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge park just north of Ft. Lauderdale where I've spent many a happy and productive hour fishing...and yes, I love to fish ! (surprise,surprise)...just gimme a cane pole any day and I'm happy as a clam :o)
Now the character perched atop the sign is a turkey vulture and my favorite bird...I know, weird huh, but I've long been a fan of all raptors, hence my name here, Nekhbet, which is the ancient Egyptian vulture Goddess. I was just very surprised to be able to get that close for a pic since they're very very shy and usually fly off long before you can get close enough to point n click.
Now if you all can't live another moment without knowing more about turkey vultures, here's a coupla info sites:
And another site with info about Loxahatchee, which by the way, means "river of turtles" in the native Indian language. It's a huge (app. 221 sq miles) and beautiful refuge and is part of the Everglades.
Ok, I really do think I've droned on long enough, so here's hoping y'all have a fantastic day !!!
~ Love & Hugs ~
* Mina *
Image Comments (36)
miashadows () 7:33AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
THEY ARE TERRIBLE CREATURES BUT I HAPPEN TO LIKE THEM ALSO.IT LOOKS PEACEFULL THERE.EXELLENT AS ALWAYS*****+*****
Mondwin () 7:58AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
Looks a very splendid shot!!!!bravissima as usual!V:DDD.Hugsxx
claude19 () 8:27AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
I see a splendid shot with an Eagle as in Cevennes in France. I love these birds, and your shot Mina, don't miss humor !!!
busi2ness () 9:14AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
Capturing it seems to be a great feat! Well done and thanks for the info, it does stir my interest trmemndously.
rainbows () 9:43AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
A super shot Mina!!! I have never seen these birds before. Thanks for info and smiles too. Hugs. Di.
eekdog () Online Now! 9:52AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
great job, still can't tell if this is a picture or a work of art to look like a picture, sweet!
TheAnimaGemini () 9:59AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
Great shot. LOL Looks so lovely. Who would parking there??? Me sure not. hehehe.
Harmen () 10:35AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
Oh i just love them ugly creatures... Thanks for sharing this with us, honey @};-
2Loose2Trek () 10:45AM | Sun, 07 January 2007
Along with eagles, vultures share duties as carrion eaters, an essential function. In short they are nature's trash collectors and are as necessary as the department of sanitation in any city. Once while bicycling down the California coast highway, I noted that several turkey vultures were circling over moi. They didn't realize that it'd be several years before I'd be ready to serve as their repast. Well, some days I'm readier than on others. :-) BTW ultimate recycling via vulture is a predominate part of the Tibetan "sky funeral." Thanks for posting this image of turkey vultures, a necessary part of nature dear Mina.
wildgoha () 12:08PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
LOL suuuuperrrrrrr - here quakity is not importland shot is tip top ;-)
froznlife42 () 1:25PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
That's just too rich!!! Reminds me of what I saw yesterday.... about 30 of these guys hanging all over a cell phone tower. No wonder I don't get very good signals.
Lenord () 4:07PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
LOL, I don't think it was a Turkey Vulture(coulda been), but it was a Vulture of some kind made a big mess all over my windshield and hood once out in West Texas. Great shot Mina & Peace
Richardphotos () Online Now! 5:18PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
the farest north I got on my trip to Miami was Ft Lauderdale so I missed this place of yours for fishing. I went to a butterfly garden but very few specimens. you most of been very quite or they was thinking lunch!!I had no idea of the meaning of your artist name.now I went and learned something
ARTWITHIN () 8:00PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
This is so funny, Mina. Clearly this one can't read. lol! I'm with you on the fishing thing. Thanks for sharing this photograph and the information. Hugs x:)
Claywoman () 9:23PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
lol a great laugh! The subject, context and joke are much more important than the photo quality ...IMHO
three_grrr () 10:46PM | Sun, 07 January 2007
I love this photo, it's such a great shot! I look for them here every spring, their return flight brings them right over our house! It really makes me happy to see that others have an appreciation for Mother Nature's clean up crews, too.
Flannelman () 7:04AM | Mon, 08 January 2007
Silly buzzard, pretending not to read (lol) ;-) cool post
Margana () 9:44AM | Mon, 08 January 2007
LOL I always enjoy reading your notes.You are too funny. I've wondered what Nehkbet meant.I could tell it was Egyptian but I hadn't heard of this goddess.Anyway, thanks for sharing this and the smile. It's very cute. Have a wonderful week, Mina. -M :^)
Sylvia () 6:56PM | Mon, 08 January 2007
A photo always captures ~Memories of the Heart~ Thanks for sharing... EXCELLENT!! ^5^
TwoPynts () 10:47AM | Tue, 09 January 2007
Turkey vultures are great, I love to watch them soar. This shot is hilarious, don't worry, I won't park with him lurking around. ;']
JLyons () 1:09PM | Wed, 10 January 2007
Definitely some incredible fishing there! This picture is great, I remember when you took it!