The Week In Seven Photos

Too bad introverts don’t hang out together more often because then I might have discovered prior to this week that there is a National Introverts Week. Thought I would share some of my favorite introvert moments from the week, beginning with a solitary great blue heron finding a lone branch within the very busy rookery. Not sure if he was just taking a break from nest building or after viewing the chaos decided he preferred the single life.

I’ve often thought introverts prefer sunrises and extroverts prefer sunsets based on how crowded the parks are for sunsets.

Even if that’s not true, as a morning person I can guarantee you that you will often only be sharing the sunrise with the birds

and park benches with your favorite squirrel impatiently waiting for another peanut.

There is an unspoken introvert code on the trails that there’s always time for a smile and brief visit, but always remember to respect social distancing and do not create a scene.

Unfortunately some of this code was broken this week when a red-winged blackbird bounced off of my head and my niece had the idea to throw bird seed to distract him. Well, I quickly created a scene with my arms flailing everywhere when the peanuts begin bouncing off my head and I thought more birds were attacking me. As you can see, the red-winged blackbirds and I are currently not on speaking terms and no more peanuts for my niece.

Now, I have been known to throw my introvert ways to the wind for the right kinda excitement and occasionally can be found running down the trails yelling please hang out with me today.

32 responses to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. This is great…introverts of the world unite 😊😊

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  2. A National Introverts Week, really? I had no clue but I love you pics. 😊

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    1. Thank you and National Introverts Week has been quietly celebrated by introverts since 2018.😁

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  3. Really good take on being introvert. Although I do want to note that this introvert is not a morning person and therefore prefers sunsets. πŸ˜‰ Oh do I like that picture of the sandhill crane.

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    1. Thank you and sunrises are perfect for early morning introverts!!😁 I have a great sunset spot I go to occasionally, but often the parking lot is packed with everyone standing around together and my inner introvert says (yells) turn the car around and we’ll check out sunrise tomorrow.😁

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      1. H-m-m-m, makes me think I should be a morning person. πŸ˜‰

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  4. LOL, I would have loved to witness the peanut scene, ha! Happy Introvert’s Week. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!😁 Another great thing about early mornings on the trail is that there is no one watching us create a scene except for the birds. I instantly went from being absolutely shocked to nonstop laughter over the red-winged blackbird and peanuts. I have no idea why the bird did that when we weren’t even walking in their nesting area and my niece still hasn’t given me a good enough reason for throwing peanuts at me.😁

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  5. great series this week and ending perfectly with the Baldie!

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    1. Thank you and it’s always so exciting to see an eagle!!😁

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      1. sure is! They always make me smile!

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  6. The ice is getting very thin, almost gone!

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    1. It’s going to feel like winter again this weekend, but at least all the ice is finally gone.πŸ™‚

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      1. That’s awful when winter just won’t let go without a fight… Ggrrr

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        1. Can’t believe you’ll have 90 degrees today when everything here is covered with snow again.😎

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          1. iT’S ONE OF SEVERAL REASONS i STAYED HERE AFTER THE d IN 2016. Was a great decision. Sorry about the caps…

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  7. I have never been able to get that close to a red-winged blackbird! It was probably a shocking experience for both of you! Wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ If you happen upon their nesting area they will fly right at your head to encourage you to move on, but since we weren’t near a nesting area I think this one just had a bad attitude.πŸ™‚

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  8. Fun stuff, with a great series of photographs and enjoyable narrative. Yes, sunrise over sunsets, and as Wayne said, any time you’re close to a bald eagle, that’s something to shout (in your head) about!
    I think your niece is encouraging poor bird behaviour at your expense… but she (and us) is definitely getting some laughs out of it!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you!😁 My niece still hasn’t forgiven the red-winged blackbirds for harassing her while we kayak and has refused to feed them at the park. Obviously I had to pay the price for their bad attitude when they noticed her being friendly to all the other birds. I have noticed the eagles do not like when I shout EAGLE, but luckily the deer no longer notice when I yell DEER!😁 Enjoy the weekend!😁

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  9. Brilliantly said. Spoke volumes to my introvert self!!

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      1. A pleasure 😊

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  10. Happy introvert week, from a fellow one! I love sunrises too. Lovely photos!

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  11. Wow love this, especially the blue and copper. I soooo did not know there was a national introverts day, gonna look into that so I can do something very introverted next year. Well actually for me it’s most days anyway.

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    1. Thank you!!πŸ™‚ Always fun to celebrate the introvert spirit with the birds at sunrise.πŸ™‚

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