Sunday, January 26, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone, it's me - Cammie!  Zim, Maggie, and I drew straws to see who would do today's post.  Figuratively, of course; a certain little almost 6-month old might be prone to eat straw.  Anyway - these photos are from a trip Mom and our friend Beth took to Tuttle Creek State Park last weekend. We did not get to go. Having said that, the photos did help us feel serene. We hope they will do the same for you!

While Mom waited for Beth at the rendezvous point, she saw lots and lots of Canada Geese flying overhead:

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Before hitting Tuttle Creek, they decided to go to the Rocky Ford Fishing Area. On the way there, they stopped to photograph an old, stone barn.

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Beef.  It's what's for DINNER!
Sorry.  I don't know what came over me.

...and its residents.

Here's a shot of the area below the dam at Rocky Ford:

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Does it look cold? It was supposed to be nice that morning. It was! For Siberian Huskies like us. Fortunately, Mom had tucked a hat and gloves in her pocket. It got COLD and windy!

Over at Tuttle ... Mom liked these dried Milk Weed pods:

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This Great Blue Heron looks like he was playing Hide And Seek!

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Down in the Big Blue River, Mom saw some Gadwalls swimming by:

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There were Mallards swimming in one of the channels:

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There had been some Canada Geese there, too ...

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... but they left.

Another Great Blue Heron was having a hard time walking across the ice on the River Pond:

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Doesn't he look a bit worried? Check this out:

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"Uh... uh... no, I've got this!  I've.  Got.  Thiiiiiiiis!"

There were a couple big flocks of geese that Mom photographed. These guys were right by that Heron:

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After she processed the photo, she realized there were also Mallards in there, plus Greater White-Fronted Geese and Cackling Geese! (The White-Fronted Geese have the orange bills and legs; the Cacklings look like Cananda Geese, only smaller -- and shorter bills! She had help IDing them from a group on FB!)

This lone Canada Goose looked very serene:

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I hope you're feeling serene, now, too.

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Time to go!

Cammie!

PS: If you'd like to see the full set from that day, please click here.

11 comments:

  1. Seeing the milkweed pods reminded MOM of the lady she knew who would make ANGELS and she Sprayed the OUTSIDE of the pods GOLD and THOSE were the Back side of the Angel Wings.
    THAT Barn is Beautiful.

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  2. Oh wow what a serene time and we are so so blessed you share it with us.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. Fabulous and we loved the barn. Stunning pix mum. Have a serene Sunday and let us all partake of some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. I always see so many things we don't have in AZ in your pictures. So beautiful.

    Monty and Harlow

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  5. beautiful pictures, Cammie! we love the ones of all of the geese. Mom and Wriggley have seen a lot of them flying over when they are out on walkies. The barn picture are wonderful too. Have a great week!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  6. I'm feeling so serene! I love your mom's photos! Especially the Great Blue Heron ones....they are my favorite. Thanks for sharing the serenity!

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  7. Oh my goodness, another Serene Sunday full of beauty!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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  8. Your mom sure does take the most tremendous pictures! We just love the one of the Heron ice skating!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. Those geeses are so pretty. I ate their poop once and got sick
    Lily

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  10. I'd like to play hide & seek with that heron!

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  11. I does feel more serene now, thank you! I has just done a kinda angry post about nature and this has reminded me to relax.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

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