These were from when I was in St. Maarten with my parents.
I wanted to go parasailing, but because of my back surgery, my mom wanted me to check with my orthopedist first . . . considering there's a parachute involved. He said to proceed with caution, which I took to secretly mean 'no' so I got to swim with dolphins instead.
Here's my contribution. Sorry it's not as artistic as Vlad's beautiful photos! I took this over the summer while my family and I were driving from the Southeast (USA) to Toronto, ON (Canada). This was taken while we were still in the US, on one of our many gas stops. As DH was pumping gas, I noticed this sign at the liquor store right next to the gas station.
This isn't a very good pic as it was taken from the back patio some 20 odd metres away, but here's a blue kookaburra (sacred kingfisher) that visited my backyard. I tried to get closer for a better pic but it flew away, so unfortunately, this is all I got. It was probably a juvenile kookaburra because he seemed small. It's such a beautiful bird.