I take you back to my first day of summer holidays.It is quite appropriate to post this now,since after two months of summer holidays,I head back to work on Tuesday,September 6.
On July 1,I had the privilege of spending the morning with some good friends of mine.Walter and his wife Sally,enjoy photography as much as I do,so spending time with them is very enjoyable.
We headed to the Kaleida Marshes and that proved to be a good choice.
I found myself more interested in the vegetation at the side of the road,than the birds which were a long distance from the shore.
A Thistle flower is always a beauty and the early morning light on this one,just added to the beauty.
Even before the flower is fully opened,the bud has so much detail on it.
The Red-winged Blackbird is much too far away for a good picture,but I really liked the reflection in this shot.
It was fairly early in the morning when we got to the marsh,so the grasses were covered with a heavy layer of dew.
These dew covered plants held my attention for quite a while,resulting in many pictures.
A small blue flower further enhanced the beauty.Each little hair of this plant was studded with dew drops that sparkled in the morning sunlight.
As you all know by now,I love reflections.Marsh water is dirty,but under the right light conditions,it is a lovely blue and reflects the reeds so well.
The flowery stems of grass draw me in and I must try again to capture their beauty.I have tried so often and many of those attempts have been deleted.This one turned out pretty good.
And just for good measure,here is another one that I am satisfied with.
I must add a picture of my friends busy getting those shots.
Life is full of opportunities to see God's hand in little things. Are you looking? ~ Charles R. Swindoll