After my last post,I feel it is time to go back to nature.I enjoy watching and photographing the birds,although I seem to be getting less picture of birds than I used to.
The American Coot has not given me too many photo opportunities but this wasn't too bad.
The car works well as a blind,and this bird waited just long enough for me to get a picture,before disappearing into the reeds.
The Ring-billed Gulls,on the other hand,are not shy at all. When I arrived at Lake Minniwasta recently,there were several gulls standing on rocks at the edge of the lake.This particular one allowed me to get out of the car and walk into position to get this photo.
While I was at the waters edge,I noticed a small group of Eared Grebes swimming towards me.This one was close enough for a decent picture. Just a note of interest,I read that a group of Grebes is called a 'water dance'. Did you know that?
I have taken pictures from this particular place many times.I enjoy seeing how the pictures change with the seasons and even the weather.One thing that for me remains the same,is the beauty.
From one spot at the lake I went to the boat dock.I have been there before but for some reason had never noticed how photogenic the actual boat dock could be.The calmness of the water was perhaps a deciding factor on this day.
Here is something worth remembering…..
Don't start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.
Every day is a fresh start,
Each day is a new beginning.
Every day we wake up is the first day of our new life