Friday, May 31, 2019

Good-bye May and Hello June

Another month has come to a close. June brings excitement to my part of the world. It is the last month of school. There is excitement in the air.

These pictures were all taken on April 29, so it all looks very different by now.
Lake Minniwasta is usually a sure bet for some lovely shots.


On that particular day, I was thrilled to see a Common Loon on the lake.Yes, the Loon is not the main element of this picture, but it adds to the interest of the scene.


Here I was able to focus on the Loon.I get thrilled every time I see one of these birds.

Along the edge of the trail the empty pods of the Milkweed plant are showing their own beauty.


Later that evening, the sky put on an amazing display of color.

Something To Think About:
This is the day to marvel as you discover a bit of God
in people, in nature and in happenings.

18 comments:

  1. I loon! I would love to see a real one. I have never seen one, but I guess I would need to go to a lake. Your sky is gorgeous!!!

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  2. Love the muted colors in the first photo. So tranquil.

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  3. You've gotten June off to a gorgeous start. You've captured the sky (and the loon) beautifully.

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  4. the loon is pointing at that perfect tree, I love it and I love the loons black and white pattern, my favorite color scheme. so beautiful. I like your bee center piece of your header. perfect for June. our school let out yesterday.

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  5. The photos are beautiful! I haven’t seen any loons here yet. The first photo is gorgeous!

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  6. the lake is beautiful, like a sheet of glass!! the image with the loon is so breathtaking, with that one pretty evergreen!! the sunset is so colorful, the perfect way to end a day!!

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  7. Hi Ruth, Thanks for taking us out to Lake Minniwasta. I always enjoy the photos you take out at the lake. The Common Loon is a bird I would love to see out here. I looked up a range map and, yes, they may be here, and it looks like I'm right on the edge of their breeding range. I wonder if Green Lake is in an area too busy and noisy for them? Anyway, I'm happy for you getting to see one and snapping those photos. Your last picture ... What a beautiful sky shot. And I smiled when I read your closing thought. Discovering a bit of God in people and nature is what happens to me on my walks. Excellent closing thought. Oh, by the way, congrats on all the happiness that comes from the last month of school. Yes, I remember those days when excitement was in the air. :-) When is your last day? Hope you have a fine weekend. John

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  8. I'd love to see a Loon! Your lake photos are very beautiful. My grandchildren are all off school now. Soon your vacation begins, Ruth!

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  9. Loons sure are pretty. Beautiful photos, every one!!
    Kids get out of school this month here too. Enjoy your summer!!

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  10. Good Evening, The lake is so serene and you captured the beauty so well. I've never seen a loon; what a thrill that must have been to photograph. I love the milk weed and the sunset, also. I wish you a pleasant evening.

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  11. Utterly delightful.
    Your sunset is magnificent, as is our God for creating it.

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  12. I don't know how I missed this post...but then I have not been able to finish blogging the past couple of nights. These are beautiful photos...I cannot pick a favorite.

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  13. I have never seen a loon in real life...but sure would love to!

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  14. Hi Ruth

    This is such a pretty lake! My grandchildren's school closed in Mid-May but they go back to school in Mid August. I t has been a cool and wet spring here in Colorado so far.

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  15. time flies ... where does it go??! hope u r ready for June ... day 4. what will your color be this month? have a great one no matter what you do. take care. big big hugs. ( :

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