Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Out For a Drive

I spend a lot of time driving around the countryside,looking for photo opportunities.
I know I won't be finding many pictures while sitting in my house.

 I have often mentioned the Kaleida marshes and that is often my destination.Spring brings the geese,ducks and gulls.Well this day there were only a few Canada Geese.
The powers that be put these round straw bales on the frozen marsh and they then provide nesting and roosting places for the waterfowl.I happened to like the bale reflected in the,still partially frozen marsh.

Don't ask me why,but I happen to like this setting. The blue water and sky,the straw bale and a few geese taking off.

These two had much to say. Wish I could understand goose language. :)
I'm thinking she was probably telling him to take a cold shower.

When the geese have enough of me and my camera,this is all I get to see. I sure hope they had on winter 'tires',because the water was still in solid form.

Driving along a little further I came upon a farm. Usually there is not much activity there,but on this occasion I was in for a treat. There were several lambs and mamas in the fence,which caught my attention. Before too long,a little girl all dressed in pink came running towards the road.Following closely on her heels was this little lamb.Made me think of 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'. I think this one would have followed her wherever she went. Is that not the cutest thing ever?

Just a thought:
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Thunderstorm of 2015

On March 30th,we had our first thunderstorm of the year. It seems very early,but the thunder sounded good and at least some areas got a refreshing rain,not to mention that it also gave some great photo opportunities.

I needed to go to a meeting,but left a little earlier and took this opportunity to get some sky shots.
The dark sky,and it was really that dark,the evening sun on the trees and field and the rainbow, all combined to give a pleasing image.

The rainbow was not very bright but it sure was pretty.

Maybe others don't get excited at a scene like this,but I sure do. I love the contrasting colors.

As the clouds moved on towards the east,the scene changed but it still was lovely. Yes that little white spot in the top centre of the picture is the moon.

 The variety of scenes in the clouds is just amazing. Make sure you take the time to watch the clouds.

A word of advice:
Miss no opportunity to spend time with others,even if it's only a few minutes to chat.
Their love enriches your life,as your love enriches theirs.