While dreaming of our Optimum Road Trip, we're still out on our walks and the trails in the neighborhood. While capturing this young Mallard family, this Red Finch had his eye on me only a few feet away. After his departure, we continued on to capture more neighborhood critters along the Haun Trail and the... Continue Reading →
We did a lot of wandering around our neighborhood this weekend. We got to Lake of the Isles and to the Bass Lake Reserve. Yesterday, the most exciting photos are of a Great Blue Heron: He was just perching here watching me take photos of him. We moved a little closer, closer, and a bit... Continue Reading →
I was so lucky today capturing photographs. There were about 10 turtles out sunning on the logs. They were all various sizes and striking different poses. It wasn't until I uploaded the photos onto my computer that I noticed the affection between these two. This gorgeous goose rushed into the pond as Kenobi tried... Continue Reading →
Two Crows Dive-Bomb a Bald Eagle
Kenobi and I have gotten into a bit of a rut. We'll walk to the Midtown Greenway, follow it west to the Ball Lake Reserve, and walk around it on the Haun Trail and return back the way we came. As mentioned before, the big attraction of this route is the wildlife we see--mainly birds.... Continue Reading →
On a longer walk today, Kenobi and I had to stop every once in a while so he could cool down. That leftover snow really does come in handy. It took us longer than usual to get to the Bass Lake Preserve, but I was lucky enough to capture this lovely creature: This is an... Continue Reading →
This morning we set out for a short walk, but ended up continuing down the Greenway to the Haun Tral around the Bass Lake Reserve. The drives might not be cleared of snow, and side streets still need to be plowed, but the Greenway and bike trails are clear! One reason to adore this city!... Continue Reading →
The Haun Trail around the Bass Lake Reserve continues to introduce me to exciting species! Kenobi and I walked out on the ice toward this raft of Hooded Mergansers. They are so fast! And they seem to sit lower in the water while swimming. When I first saw one of these interesting birds, it seemed... Continue Reading →
Nature lifts you back up, if you take notice.
This gorgeous Bald Eagle was just hanging out in the middle of the marsh--Haun Trail. So, Kenobi and I walked across the ice and wandered around to get better angles and capture the best photos that I could. I was excited when it started to take flight, but missed it. Still, the slide show depicts... Continue Reading →
Duck in a Tree!
How about that? I have never seen a duck in a tree until today. This is a wood duck. I saw them wandering around and in the lakes last summer, but this is the first time that I have ever seen one in a tree. How cool is that? You can see how high up... Continue Reading →
Strolling in the Sun
Although chilly, it is a clear, sunny day. What a relief! Walking in the sun makes all of the difference--and the lack of wind, of course. Snow is still piled high, and path so deep they are almost tunnels have been created. We didn't have a lot of luck capturing pictures of birds, but here... Continue Reading →