Sunday, August 15, 2010

A swan dance?

I took these photos yesterday at the park!

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I saw this one first in the pond…or what’s left of the pond! It is so low and mossy that it doesn’t even look like a pond.

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But there are still ducks, herons, killdeer and this beautiful Great Egret!

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When I got to Cane Creek to walk on that part of the trail, I saw another Great Egret…this one smaller!

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But then it flew to the pond and we started the Swan dance…

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Such beauty…

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and grace!

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It was AMAZING! And right where I stood to watch was this beautiful Red Cardinal flower blooming in the wild!

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So here’s a flower for you my friends!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful day!

22 comments:

It's Just Dottie said...

Thank you for the beautiful blessing today. God is so good.
Dottie

Dianne said...

Beautiful~

JG said...

Such beautiful serene photos! It's wonderful to look at other parts of our great country.

Cyndi said...

Oh Diane, you never disappoint with your wonderful photo journal! Maybe I should get out more! LOL!!!! Your photos are wonderful.

XOXO,

Cyndi

Dishesdone said...

Fantastic pictures! I really enjoyed their beauty and grace!

bj said...

O, how beautiful all these are. Thanks so much for sharing..that last photo of the bright red flower is awesome.

Thanks for coming back by...
I DID have a wonderful Sunday. We just came from some of the best PRAISE AND WORSHIP music I've been to in a long time...I am high tonight on our Jesus!! :)
I will sleep with peace, that's for sure.
xo bj

cynthialeedesigns said...

Just beautiful!!!

Diane said...

You live by here?! How wonderful to see this magical beauty everyday!

Freckled Hen said...

You journal about nature in the most beautiful way.
I'm glad you enjoyed the book and yes the ending was sad. I spent a long time online reading about the Tudors after that. It's an interesting history--so full of scandal!

koralee said...

Wow...these are lovely.

Happy Monday.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, you've been getting the best shots lately! You must be a good photographer. I usually have to have Lindsey take my pictures because I am too shakey. I hope you have a wonderful week! Twyla

Vee said...

Such a graceful and lovely dance, too. That flower is exquisite. Thank you!

Beedeebabee said...

I always enjoy going along on your little outings! Great photos, Diane! xo

Itch2stitch.com said...

Thank you for the flower and the gorgeous photos! Susie xxx

Elizabeth and Gary said...

You really captured the beauty of the pond with all the wildlife.. very pretty...Mother-nature is amazing isn't she...
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi! I just stopped by your blog and was delighted to see that you were from NC and I loved the egret pictures you posted. We just returned from vacation on the Outer Banks and really love NC. I was lucky enough to get some egret pictures of my own while there.

Thanks for visiting my blog and posting my giveaway on yours!

Blessings - Wendy at RavenwoodWhimzies.blogspot.com

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Such divine beauty! Via you and Mother Nature. I gasped when I saw them raise their wings.
Brenda

Burnt Woods Creator said...

Oh Diane, how lucky to be in the right place at the right time. I have seen cranes do the similar dance routine and it is just so awesome to watch. You do seem to be getting some wonderful photography in this summer. I think you should think about framing some of them and maybe even entering an art show. Your photos are really supreme, and I think you should get recognition for your artistry.
Hugs to you my friend.
Jan

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such wonderful photos! Egrets are so graceful and beautiful.

Lallee said...

Diane, didn't you arrive at the perfect time! What wonderful pictures you captured. It must have been such fun to watch the dance in person. Thank you for sharing with us!
I came home from NC yesterday and I am already missing the cooler mountain air!
♥Lallee

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Thank you for your beautiful pictures. The egrets are beautiful and have a dance all their own. Absolutely lovely and wonderful to see. Thank you.