Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pelican memories for ThursdayChallenge

In keeping with the theme of metal and jewellery for this week's Thursday Challenge I am showing this pice of Pelican jewellery which I bought in Florida in 2000. Actually my husband bought it for me. I had never seen pelicans before but I got lots of pictures of Brown Pelicans which were prevalent there that year at Knight's Key, Marathon, Florida where we were visiting
These silhouettes taken from Sunset Beach at Knight's Key are almost duplicates of the pendant jewelery which I have.

Having gone clear to Florida to see my first Pelican wasn't really necessary for I saw this rare sighting of a White Pelican shown below in the Saint John river at Bear Island, New Brunswick, Canada in 2002 Go figure! What a surprise for me to take this picture there. The rarity of this sighting even made it into the newspaper.

Whie Pelican's might be rare sightings for Eastern Canada, but not so for Calgary, Alberta in western Canada. Shown below is a composite which I put together of photos I had taken of white Pelicans in Calgary, Alberta. These two Canadian sightings give extra meaning to my Pelican pendant!
To learn more of Thursday Challenge and and this week's theme of metallic, metal and jewelery, etc please click on thPelican photo on the right sidebar on this page. Have a great day!


Mary said...

Love the sun shots and that collage! All of them are great!

Appalachian Lady said...

I like the collage. I love pelicans too and am sick when I see the oil-covered ones.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the sunset/pelican pictures.
Whenever I see Pelican I think they look majestic.

Kathie Brown said...

Love the pelicans! Nice composite there!