Another Another Morning Stroll

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

OK, maybe nothing new as such, but still nice, eh? This past week, touring the not-new hot spots with a friend, I saw a few nice things.

There were, of course, the not-new alligators.

There were not-new birds with not-new but new-to-them fish.


The anhinga is nicknamed “snake bird” for no very obvious reason.

There was a not-new turtle taking its new-ish algae out for a walk.

There were as many not-new moods as there were not-new laughing gulls: pensive/sleepy; calm; agitated; conversational.

Ommmm. (Or Zzzzz.)

I dunno, Fred. Is there anything better than watching the river go by?

Oh yeah? So’s your old man!

And so I go . . . and then she goes . . .

There was a not-new anhinga doing that truly old thing with its neck.

An admittedly not-new-but-still-a-favourite neck position. Do you suppose he heard my camera clicking?

And there was, evidently, something absolutely fascinating just off to my left. I didn’t see it, but maybe *it* was something new.

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6 Responses to Another Another Morning Stroll

  1. Tom Watson says:

    Wonderful pictures, Isabel.

  2. We especially appreciate the anhinga in its many poses. The seagull captions, however, raise the possibility of encyclopedic volumes of unappreciated conversations overheard, lo, these many years. Nicely tuned to their wavelengths, Isabel!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – I’ve never been sure why anthropomorphism is frowned upon – it’s so much fun!

  3. Jim Robertson says:

    All great new, not-new, photos. Especially like the breeding colour around the eye of the first anhinga

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim R – 🙂 Many thanks. I think I only see anhingas when they’re in their breeding colours, so to me this is just what they look like!

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