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aweeshaducci66 My First Dreamcatcher =) I made this for one of my students that is really tormented with nightmares, so I was thinking a Dreamcatcher just might help. =) #dreamcatcher #art #nativeamericanart #cross #diy #feathers #agate #wood #woodbeads #web #sleep #peaceful #positivity #planteearth #peacefulnature #nature #positiveEnergy #positive #goodvibes #gooddreams #positivevibes #vibes #proudofmyself 3d

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aweeshaducci66 Beautiful California Goldfields =) The scientific name for their species is Lasthenia Californica. Also known to Spanish-Californians as, “Si me quieres, no me quieres” which translates to "Love me, love me not." For maidens and most people today, used the peddles as a fortune tell of love. Goldfields grow over a range of habitats, such as meadows, shrub lands, and open forests but tend to grow in semiarid conditions; which is climates with less rainfall. Making it one of the plants still thriving in the California drought. But sadly, their habitats- the vernal pools- are becoming endangered because of urban planning, conversion to agricultural land and irrigation. Currently, the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife services are in the course of action to restore these vernal pools from being destroyed. #goldfields #wildflowers #scenic #sunny #sunshine #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #caliente #spring #u_got_framed #nature_sultans 5d

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aweeshaducci66 Great Blue Heron =) These herons are blue and grey in color with specialized feathers on their chest that continuously grow and fray out. They also have a specially shaped neck vertebrae that let them curl their neck into an S shape, which makes for a more aerodynamic flight profile and makes for a quicker strike to catch their pray at a distance. Despite their impressive size, These herons only weight 5 to 6 pounds do to their hollow bones that all birds share. Great Blue Herons live in both freshwater, saltwater, and grassland habitats where they forage for just about anything in striking distance. Including: fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects, and other birds. These herons nest mostly in trees, but will also nest on the ground and in bushes. Males travel to colonies where they settle on a nesting spot and court passing females. Colonies can consist of up to 500 or more individual nests. With multiple nests in one tree where they try to build over a hundred feet high. #greatblueheron #heron
#hartpark #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #rsa_nature
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aweeshaducci66 North Coast Sea Nettle Jellyfish =) Known for their distinctive golden-brown bell with a red tint. Their bell can grow up to 3 feet in the wild but most of them only get to 19 inches. Then their tentacles can get up to 15 feet long. Which is how they catch their prey, that are fish, plankton and crustaceans but will eat just about anything small enough that swims by. They spread out their tentacles like a giant net and anything that swims by brushes up against it and thousands of nematocysts are released, launching barbed stingers into the prey that release a toxin that paralyzes it long enough to consume. These jellyfish are found in the Pacific Ocean mostly around California and Oregon, with Oregon been getting more populated because of climate changes. #northcoastseanettle #jellyfish #aquariumofthepacific #aquarium #birthdaysuprise #birthdaygiftfrommylove #colorful #canonphotos #rawcalifornia #savetheocean #beautifulocean #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #rockhunting #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #savetheplanet #lovingnature #exploring #interesting #california #rsa_water #rsa_nature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #nationalgeographic 2w

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aweeshaducci66 A Male Great-tailed Grackle =) When light hits these elegant sleek black birds turn metallic purple. These social birds can be seen with other black birds pecking on the ground looking for food on lawns, in parks, athletic fields and at the edges of marshes. Sometimes they will be wading in the water searching for small frogs or fish. Males are also very territorial, in breading season they will establish their territory in one or more trees. Going in all out wrestling matches, locking talons and rolling onto the ground. These birds will also form flocks numbering into the tens of thousands. In the evening they routine consists of nonstop waves of whistles, squeals, and gunfire-like rattling as birds search for preferred positions.
#greattailedgrackle #malegreattailedgrackle #hartpark #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans
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aweeshaducci66 A Beautiful Peacock =) After days of going out to Hart Park passing the peacocks and peafowl, in hopes to see at least of if the males with their feathers fanned out courting one of the many females.
Well today was that day, but it was not just one but at least five males all in display. It was amazing! Finally! I can check that off my list. =) #peacock #hartpark #bird #birds #birding #hartparkpeacock #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans
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aweeshaducci66 Joshua Trees =) The largest in the yucca family, and only grows in the Mojave Desert. Their height varies depending on how it decides to grow they can be 15 to 40 feet high. And they're about 1 to 3 feet in diameter. Because of slow growing with only 2 to 3 inches a year it takes 50 to 60 years to mature. They can live up to 150 years. Then something really interesting is that the Joshua trees can only be pollenated by the female
pronuba moth. No other animal has the ability to transfer their pollen from one flower to another. These moths have evolved special organs to collect and distribute the pollen onto the surface of the flower. She lays her eggs in the flowers and then when the larva hatch they feed on the yucca seeds. So these moths and trees wouldn't be about to survive without one another. #Joshuatrees #tree #scenic #sunny #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #treestreestrees #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #nature_sultans #nationalgeographic
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  •   mmbv_ They grow Also in the mexican semidesert of Querétaro 3w

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aweeshaducci66 A Male Red-winged Blackbird =) Males do everything they can to get noticed, like in this shot, they like to sit on high perches and belt out their songs all day long. Males also fiercely defend their territories during the breeding season, spending more than a quarter of daylight hours in territory defense. He chases other males out of the territory and attacks nest predators, sometimes going after much larger animals, including horses and people. Then while the male is in defense mode the female is being a true artist when building the nests. They start by winding stringy plant material around several close, upright stems and weaving in a platform of coarse, wet vegetation. Around and over this she adds more wet leaves and decayed wood, plastering the inside with mud to make a cup. Finally, she lines the cup with fine, dry grasses. You can find them mostly in wet places like fresh or saltwater marshes and rice paddies. You may also spot them breeding in drier places like sedge meadows, alfalfa fields, and fallow fields. Occasionally, Red-winged Blackbirds nest in wooded areas along waterways. In fall and winter, they gather in agricultural fields, feedlots, pastures, and grassland.
#redwingedblackbird #blackbird #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #rawcalifornia #hartpark
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aweeshaducci66 Happy California Poppy Day =) Not only is it Easter today but Poppy Day, starting back in 1903 when they became California's stat flower. The poppy was an important resource for the indigenous peoples of California, who used it for both food and oil. They also used the pollen for color in cosmetics. This flower is drought resistant and has adapted itself to California's climate, becoming extremely successful everywhere it grows. Poppies can be seen growing wild as far north and southern Washington State to south Baja California, Mexico. #californiapoppy #poppy #californiapoppyday #beach #beautiful #beautifulplace #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #enjoyingnature #enjoyingthebeach #exploringnature #withmylove lovingnature #sunny #sunshine #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #cambria #planteearth #roadtrip #rawcalifornia #thesimplethingsinlife #rsa_nature #u_got_framed 3w

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aweeshaducci66 The Legends of The Odin Stones =) When we were at moonstone beach walking along we started to come up upon these rocks with natural holes in them formed from the waves crashing against them. Then I as I went to post this and the picture of the skull rock I wondered what they were called, so I looked it up and found some, what I think is pretty cool information about the Odin Stones. There was three really interesting myths I found: first they are used for healing, they say people that wear them around their necks are healed of any diseases. Also they have been used to rub over bandaged wounds and painful joints to ease the pain and aid in the healing. Then second protection, these stones have been used for many years in South West of England to protect people against witchcraft and still used to this day by fisherman. However it is used by everyone to protect against negative forces. You can hang them over your windows and doors. And is known to help keep nightmares away, you just hang it over your bed or sitting in next to your bed works too. Then the third is a little silly but it's said that if you hold and Odin stone up to your face and look through the hole you are able to see creatures no able to been seen otherwise. Just thought that was interesting. =) #heart #odinstones #beach #beautiful #beautifulplace #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #enjoyingnature #enjoyingthebeach #exploringnature #withmylove #rocks #stones #lovingnature #sunny #sunshine #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #moonstonebeach #planteearth #roadtrip #rawcalifornia #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #rocks #legends 3w

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aweeshaducci66 The Petrified Beach Bum of Moonstone Beach o.O lol =) Because Pfeiffer Beach was so windy and we were getting sandblasted we decided to go to a beach with little to no sand. Smart? I think so lol. I knew when we past moonstone beach on our way to Big Sur, we would have to stop here on the way back. So when it was desert
Storm at Pfeiffer it was only right to go to moonstone for the rest of our day trip. I also promised my cousin Tammy I would bring her back some rocks. So I did =). Then while walking along the shore we came across this rock formation from years of the tide beating against it. Then I found they're called Odin Stones which are the rocks with natural holes in the and known to be rare and are used for protection and people put them in their house to warn off evil. But ironically, and I don't think it's just me because we all noticed it, it looks just like a skull. So maybe this is the watcher over Moonstone Beach. Lol I really liked it and thought I would share =). #beachbum #odinstones #beach #beautiful #beautifulplace #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #enjoyingnature #enjoyingthebeach #exploringnature #withmylove #rocks #stones #lovingnature #sunny #sunshine #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #moonstonebeach #planteearth #roadtrip #rawcalifornia #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #nature_sultans
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aweeshaducci66 A Beautiful Killdeer =) A interesting uniquely colored shorebird. Although they're a shorebird, you can also spot them in places where the ocean is miles away. In parks and grass fields are places they've been spotted. Killdeers got their name simply by the sound they frequently make which is a "kill-deer!" call. They also have interesting traits about them; when predators are interested in their nest the killdeer will lead them away by acting like they have a broken wing. But is not so affective with larger hoofed animals that have a habit of stepping on their eggs. They guard against them by fluffing itself up, displaying its tail over its head, and running at the beast to attempt to make it change its path. Then in mating season, mates will participate in a, what's called a "scrape ceremony." Where the male will start by lowers his breast to the ground and scrapes a shallow depression with his feet. The female then approaches, head lowered, and takes his place. The male then stands with body tilted slightly forward, tail raised and spread, calling rapidly. Mating follows shorty after. #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #moonstonebeach #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #enjoyingthebeach #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #rawcalifornia #nature_sultans 3w

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aweeshaducci66 The Wind At Pfeiffer Beach 😑 lol
The lesson of the day, don't trust websites for weather information alway call ahead for wind details. Lol
Because there's no way this could of been five mile a hour winds. I have never seen wind like this before. It was so powerful it was almost nocking us over and not to mention the sandblast to the face.
This is such a beautiful place that even with the wind you couldn't help but face it to at least get a few good shots, but protect our camera at all cost; Only being able to stay 20 minutes. Just glad that it was only really blowing in the one direction for the most part. But I still recommend this beach just call ahead to find out how the weather is going to be like there. And didn't get to see the Julia Pfeiffer Beach either which was the reason for the tip lol. So we will just have to drive the four hours again, which I would do in a heartbeat.
The beaches are so much more worth the drive up north. Way more beautiful that I don't understand why our family has only been going to Morro Bay and Pismo for our whole lives lol it makes no sense! Lol #wind #sand #crazynature #sandblast #crazymothernature #thewindatpfeifferbeach #scenic #pfeifferbeach #beach #beautiful #beautifulplace #beautifulview #ocean #positivity #exploringnature #landscape #purplesand #savetheplanet #mothernature #canon #california #canonphotos #bigsur #planteearth #roadtrip #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #rsa_nature #rawcalifornia #pocketranger
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aweeshaducci66 Blue-Eyed Grass =)
A native perennial that grows across the prairies and parklands in open meadows. These can be shy retreating flowers at times, in the evening they tend to close their "eye" for the night. Interestingly each blue eye sheds a tear when it's finished blooming, a small round seed capsule filled with tiny black seeds. They are small perennials, only 4 to 12 inches tall, with leaves up to 1/8 inches wide. Blue-Eye Grass is their name but in fact it's actually not truly in the grass family, but a member of the Iris family, closely related to Blue Flag or Wild Iris. #blueeyegrass #wildflowers #scenic #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #blueflowers #windwolvespreserve #spring #springsintheair #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #rsa_nature
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aweeshaducci66 A Turkey Vulture =) These raptors brains work a little differently then their hawk and falcon cousins; they have a heighten ability to process smells that assists them in finding carrion well below a forest canopy. They're superior flyers as well, they maintain stability by holding their winds in a slight v shape and teetering from side to side. By doing this they can take off at low altitudes and also fly low to the ground to get a better scent of carrion that could be right around the next bend. They also like to travel in numbers, it's unusual to see just one turkey vulture. Most likely if you see one you'll shortly see the others near by perched in a large tree or soaring high in the sky. Interestingly their only vocalizations are grunts and low hisses, they lack a syrinx, which is the vocal organ for birds. Another things is these vultures rarely nest up hight, they mostly nest in shallow caves, hollow log, or thick vegetation and don't really build a nest either. They sort of just pull things around to make it more cozy and will continue to use this nest for decades. #turkeyvulture #vulture #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #raptors #rsa_nature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #enjoyingnature #Caliente #only_raptors 4w

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aweeshaducci66 Abandon Rock House =) This was the first attraction we stop to get a closer look at. It was a cute little house but it was guarded but a herd of crazy cows that was stopping us from crossing the little steam that was in between us and the house. As soon as we got to the steam about 8 cows ran over and started mooing loudly at us lol. Our tour guide for this adventure @l.o.w.e.n us of these cows and we thought she was over exaggerating but no she was not lol. After a little while of standing our ground the cows moseyed down the stream to some shade and we were able to take our pictures. Then @jessetakespicsoffood at the cows and got their attention and they started trotting back our way so we had to take off across the steam before that got to us lol. Yelling for @l.o.w.e.n to, "get out of the house their coming!" Lol it was quite the start to our little adventure through Caliente. =) but after thinking about I sure the cows were just looking for some food and hoping we had some. So next time fersure @fra3nk_v and I are taking a flake of hay to feed to them as a thank you for letting us across to get a few pictures. =) #scenic #sunny #abandonhouse #rockhouse #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #caliente #spring #springsintheair 4w
  •   l.o.w.e.n Lol damn cows =P 4w
  •   aweeshaducci66 Lol I know! Let's try to make friends with them next time lol @l.o.w.e.n 4w
  •   l.o.w.e.n I'm down lol 4w
  •   l.o.w.e.n I'm still scared though =P so you can take the lead lol 4w
  •   aweeshaducci66 Haha okay or we'll just make Jesse go first he speaks their language =P haha @l.o.w.e.n 4w

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aweeshaducci66 An American Mammoth donkey =)
Beginning in the earliest days of the United States, and donkeys have been an important part of American agricultural history. George Washington was one of the leading agricultural innovators of his day. Among his many interests was the improvement of livestock, including the development of an American ass breed that could be used to produce strong work mules. Washington, with Henry Clay and others, obtained by gift and purchase a small number of jacks and jennies of the finest European breeds in the late 1700s and early 1800s. With the mammoth breed being one of the strongest. #donkey #mammothdonkey #animals #animal_captures #beauty #beautiful #nature #natureonly #nature_sultans #natureshotoftheday #caliente #california #canonphotos #canonpowershotsx50hs #savetheplanet #simplybeautiful #springsintheair #excited #exploring #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #InstaNatureFriends_ #iloveanimals #exploringcalifornia #leavenotrace #lovingnature #u_got_framed #spring #donkeys
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