Monday, April 16, 2012

Gratitude Monday --Winging It


I am so grateful I have this photo.
It's an oriole in a tree at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
The trees by the hotel were filled with birds, notably hummingbirds, in the morning. A few orioles stopped by for a drink as well and I was tickled silly to see them.
We apparently get orioles out here in Alberta on occasion. I'd never seen one before this acrobat acrobird, and that made it a double pleasure.

11 comments:

Laurita said...

I don't think I've ever seen an oriole. That's a nice shot.

messymimi said...

A beauty. Travel is so worth it.

the Bag Lady said...

I've never seen an oriole, either. Beautiful, aren't they?

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks Laurita, Messymimi, and Bag Lady.

Hilary said...

Very cool. I've seen the occasional Baltimore Oriole around Frank's place. They sure are day-brighteners.

Red said...

Yes , Orioles in Alberta are becoming rather rare. There are many kinds of orioles. We only get one...the Baltimore.

Dawn said...

So beautiful and bright! A treasure when we find these beauties! Well worth the trip I'm sure;)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Beautiful bird!

Sorry, late to the gratitude party, was off on a camping trip. Which gave me a ton of things to feel grateful for, not the least of which is a Very Patient Partner. Our plans changed a hundred times with bad weather but we had a blast. How lucky am I?

And grateful for your cheerful bird this morning!

Reb said...

Beautiful!

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, it sure perked me up.
Red, I've heard they come here, but I hadn't had the pleasure of their company.
Dawn, yes.
Crabby, so glad you enjoyed your camping trip.
Yes, Reb. It is.

Cheryl Kohan said...

We do have orioles in Minnesota and I'm sure I've photographed them. They're Baltimore Orioles. They really are gorgeous, aren't they?