Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Eagles Displaying

December 1st. seems like as good a day as any to share a special moment with my you,blogging friends.
On November 12,2016,I,together with my sister, went for a ride, ending up at the Pembina Valley.
We had not seen very much of interest up to that point, but that quickly changed.
I noticed several birds in the sky and as I got closer, realized that there were a number of Eagles up there.  I pulled over, jumped out of the car and started shooting.I gave instruction to my sister to count the birds.The final tally was at least 9 Eagles,of which several were adult Bald Eagles.

This is a sight that always gives me a thrill.


I realized very quickly that these birds were playing in the sky, at least that's what it seemed like.
There were also crows who thought they could tangle with an eagle.


I will allow you to scroll through the following pictures and enjoy the interaction between these majestic birds.


 At times they locked talons and tumbled through the air.


Only to separate and do some formation flying.


Peace was not yet to be as they eye each other again.


Attacking from above seemed a good idea.


Look carefully.There are two Eagles here, one on top of the other.


During all this action in the sky,I could hear them calling to each other.It was such a special thing to witness and photograph. I am pretty sure I had a smile on my face the whole time

Closing Thought:
As we are now in the Christmas season,I invite you join me in the following:
This year I want to look up and be refreshed anew by the true meaning of Christmas.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Typical September At The Lake

Even though the calendar shows almost the end of November,we still have no snow and green grass.
So with that being the case, I will show some more fall scenes. As the title says, these are taken at Lake Minniwasta around the middle of September.

A nice little part of the path around the lake.


Of course some flowers/weeds were still blooming.


This lake may not be all that big but it does make for some pretty pictures.


I really like being at the lake when the water is calm like this.


I love the color in this shot. The blue of the sky and water and some fall colours on the trees.


A few subtle reflections show up in the ripples of the water.


Fall is the time when the Milkweed is ready to disperse it's seeds.


Oak leaves are slow to turn color and often just turn brown.These have some interesting color on them.

I have too many lake scenes,but when there is so much beauty,I have a hard time not taking more and more shots.


I'm not sure, but I think these pretty leaves may well be those of the Poison Ivy plant.To be safe,I didn't touch them.I do think they are pretty.


One more shot of the Milkweed seeds.Those tiny, shimmering filaments are just what a photographer likes to see.

The sparkles at the edge of this rock were worthy of a picture, in my opinion.


Thanks for joining me at the lake. Until we meet again right here, find the beauty all around you and pause to give thanks to God who created all this.