This week we are searching for the letter O for @barbara-orenya's Feel Good Alphabet Challenge! You can post directly into the community or from Ecency use 'hive-190931' as your first tag.
You can read more about it HERE
The Baltimore Oriole is a small blackbird who received its name from the resemblance of the colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. As an F1 fan I am most reminded of the McLaren team colors!
In order for the octopus meat to be tender when grilled it is hung to dry. If the octopus is grilled while it is wet it will steam it into a rubbery mass. I took this photo in Greece, where I learned to love grilled octopus!
At Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana, the double row of southern live oak trees were planted in the early 18th century. The allée or tree avenue runs between the home and the Mississippi River.
I had my camera in hand taking pictures of this large sleeping Boa Constrictor when he suddenly woke up and yawned! "Boas can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh more than 100 pounds. Their jaws are lined with small, hooked teeth for grabbing and holding prey while they wrap their muscular bodies around their victim, squeezing until it suffocates. Boas will eat almost anything they can catch, including birds, monkeys, and wild pigs. Their jaws can stretch wide to swallow large prey whole" INFO from National Geographic
This Great Horned Owl, also called a hoot owl, was wanting to go to sleep for the day and probably found me and my camera rather annoying. It is one of the most common owls in North America.
An old antique organ. Photo taken at a nearby living history museum.
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