The Weekly Smile-Week 84

The Weekly Smile Week 84


I have had a lot to smile about this week.  I will be seeing my granddaughter next week when I drive over to Miami.  I’ll spend the weekend with them.

I spent Sunday in Animal Kingdom at Disney World with my friend Dottie, her son Brandon and her granddaughter Alyssa.  I had not seen Brandon for years and had never met his daughter.  She is a beautiful sweet girl and so enjoyed getting to know her and spend time with her and her dad.   We had a wonderful day together.


We were on the Safari ride and I spotted this guy looking through the branches of the tree at us.  All we could see was his head.  I couldn’t resist taking the shot and every time I look at it I smile.


Alyssa is just beginning a college program at Disney.  She’s looking forward to making many friends and many memories during her internship.  I will be here with Dottie and Frank for about two more weeks.  Frank is almost back to where he was before his surgeries and is doing great.  Dottie is beginning a new chapter in her life and I will head home soon.


Sandhill Cranes

Weekly Smile 82-July 26, 2017

I have been staying with friends in Orlando for several weeks and have really gotten into photographing the many birds in the area.

The other day we went to lunch and on the way home I spotted four Sandhill Cranes on the side of the road.  I got so excited and couldn’t wait till we got home so I could jump into my car and go back to capture them with my camera.

All of a sudden Dottie turned the car around and took me back to where the birds were. She told me that by the time I got back by myself they would be gone.   Now that’s a real friend, indulging my obsession to take pictures of birds by the side of the road.

That made me smile.  But then, as I sat in the car right in front of the birds snapping away, one of the males spread his wings and I got a great shot.  I am still smiling, and I think I will smile every time I look at this picture.

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