Blue Monday: Flora and Fauna

For Blue Monday

For Mellow Yellow Monday

At the San Diego Safari Park, this fabulous bird slowly turned around to see who was approaching him from the rear. Perhaps I startled him and encroached upon his meditation hour. I don't really know, but I've never seen this unique species before... have you? I am so fortunate to live nearby the Safari Park. I know there's a lot of zoo's in the world but this special outdoor park is so vast and has tons of flora and fauna.

Growing on the north side of our home, we have a potted dragon fruit tree. I have written about them before, here and have shared their fruit with you at... This spectacular yellow bloom opens up in the morning just for a little while. The cool thing is that there's quite a few more to enjoy!

For Book Sharing Monday

A wonderful collection of poems for ages 8 and up. This is my all-time favorite book.
The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Here's an excerpt from the book.

 The Birds

Do you ask what the birds say?
The sparrow, the dove,
The linnet and thrush say:
I love and I love.

In the Winter they're silent,
The wind is so strong;
What it says I don't know
But it sings a loud song.

But green leaves and blossoms,
And sunny, warm weather,
And singing, and loving,
All come back together.

But the lark is so brimful
Of gladness and love,
The green fields below him,
The blue sky above.

That he sings and he sings
And forever sings he:
I love my love
And my love loves me.

-- Samuel Taylor  Coleridge
Have a great week ahead!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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  1. I believe you found a blue heron. He is so blue-tiful!

    Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, D.

  2. You combined it all together very nicely. Yellow and blue go god together.

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    1. Oh Pie, I thank you and your post is awesome!

  4. Since we're regularly in San Diego I'll have to look up where the Safari Park is... or do you mean the zoo?
    The beak of the blue bird looks almost that of a pelican...very interesting bird and beautiful color! The heart of this flower is in multiple levels -beautiful and intriquing! Have a happy week!

    1. The San Diego Wild Animal Park has been changed to Safari Park and is not the same as the San Diego zoo. Thanks for asking Emille.

  5. Great photos, funny beak on the bird...

  6. Wow that is pretty unique flower!


    1. Sadly, it doesn't last long but it's so spectacular!

  7. Lovely, happy blue Monday!

    Come and see my BLUE when you get a chance.

    1. I always like stopping by your blog, thanks!

  8. Gorgeous bird, thanks for sharing. Visiting from Blue Monday.

    Here's my BLUE, your comment will make me happy.

  9. That is one lovely flower..

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..

    1. Leah, isn't it amazing that it's the bloom to the beginning of a dragon fruit?!!

  10. Hi,

    I'm here from Mellow Yellow! I LOVE your yellow flower!

    I have a yellow post up (in fact-2) Come visit if you can!

    1. Nice to meet you JunieRose. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. That is a very unique blue bird...I don't know its name, either. I absolutely love the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (though I still call it the San Diego Wild Animal Park)! We live in NorCal now, though I grew up in SoCal, so we don't get down to the park much. I miss being closer to places like that (the Safari Park), but I don't miss the traffic congestion! Hope you're having a great start to your weekend.

    1. You're not a kidding when it comes to the traffic. So many folks have moved to SoCal. I must get up North again for a visit. Thanks Pat!


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