Sunday, September 01, 2013

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cam.  OK, so maybe I forgot I was supposed to post yesterday, but hey!  I'm still new to this whole blogging thing!  More or less.

Anyway, Mom went out to Tuttle Too Hot For Siberians Creek State Park yesterday and took about one point five million photos.  None of them are of me or Zimmie, but she did get some very serene shots, so I thought I'd share them with you.  Are you ready?

Mostly, Mom and our friend Beth were tracking a beautiful Great Blue Heron.  They walked very, very, very slowly for a long time, going out onto the long, narrow, rocky shoal where he was fishing. Can you see him out at the end?

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That's when they were really far out there already.  Oh, and that's Seamus and Moss, the very handsome Border Collies in the foreground! Hi, boys!!!

Let's look at the Heron!  He was trying to hide in this shot:

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The Loch Ness Heron

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About to take off!

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And we have lift-off!

Mom and Beth moved closer and closer.

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Mom loves his neck feathers in this one:

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This one might be our favorite:

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Check his reflection:

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And the ultimate close-up:

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They did see other birds - like these Canada Geese:

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Coming in for a landing!

Across the water, there was a Kingfisher watching:

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They also spotted an Eastern Phoebe:

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"  ♩La la la la la! ♩"

On Mom's way out of the park, she stopped and shot some wildflowers. One of her favorites was the Stenosiphon:

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There were also a bunch of Dotted Gayfeathers that Mom really liked (click here for a close-up) and sunflowers growing together. Here's a look:

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She also spotted this Brown Thrasher over in a tree:

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We hope you liked the pix and that they helped you find some serenity!  If you'd like to see more of Mom's photos from yesterday, please click here.

Happy Sunday!

Cammie!

11 comments:

  1. As always, lovely photos. "too hot for Siberians.." hahaha!! My crew thinks anything over 70 degrees is too hot.

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  2. Your mom never ceases to amaze me! We have a lot of Blue Herons here in
    our area but I've never seen them close up like these pictures. I'm wondering what type of lens your mom has. Great photos-your Herons are so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing and stay cool.
    Noreen & Hunter

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  3. WOW Cammy.... your mom got SUPERIOR pics of the heron. SOOOOOOO close to it... all the feathers show.. WE love stuffs like that, you know..

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  4. Those are some pretty cool shots. I feel nice and serene. But there need to be some pics of you and Zim in there!

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  5. I love visiting for serene scenery Sunday. Those pictures are beautiful.The birds were so nice to pose for her and all.


    Loveys Sasha

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  6. Those are fantastic pictures. Especially of the heron! Thanks for sharing.

    Millie & Walter

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  7. Cammie, tell your mom she did a fantastic job! Those pictures are amazing! I'm so happy you decided to share them with us!

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  8. That heron looks very tall!

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  9. Those heron shots are awesome. Makes me miss our farm in Nebraska.

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  10. Lovely pix mum and the heron looks stunning. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. What gorgeous photos! Great Blue Herons visit our pond all the time but we have never seen them this close before! We laugh at the way their legs just follow along behind them while they're flying. Why don't they tuck them up?!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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