Monday, April 22, 2019

Blue Run Highlights Hike #59


We always love to look at our photos when we get home from a hike and pick out the highlights.


One of our highlights was walking up to the bank of the Rainbow River and seeing a Great Blue Heron right in front of us. We saw him before he saw us which was neat!


 We had to be fast to get any photos once he saw us.


Wood Ducks are always fun to see.


They are so colorful and beautiful!


 A Gulf Fritillary

Lots of pretty flowers and butterflies in the Spring.


And how about this dusty blue Dragonfly on my hubby's size 12 hiking shoe? He was color coordinated! I called my hubby the Dragonfly whisperer!


A perfect day to walk at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon! (and yes we saw alligators too but they were in the water, viewed from the bridge!)

Was your weather nice for the holiday weekend?

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE 

and Amaze me Monday HERE


33 comments:

Tom said...

...the heron in flight is wonderful.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Love the heron and the pretty butterflies and flowers. The Wood Ducks are beautiful. Always a treat to see them. The color coordinated dragonfly is cool. Looks like another great hike! Beautiful photos. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Being close to such a beautiful park is a real blessing. Beautiful photos!

Terri D said...

Friday was a weather challenge but Saturday and Sunday were very nice. As always, you got some great photos!!

Vee said...

Wonderful capture of the heron and reflection in the water. I like the color coordinated dragonfly on your hubby’s sneaker, too.

Sandra said...

Amazing photos of all that stunning wildlife. the first two are perfect. love the reflection and the second one is just so appealing to me. magical. wow on the dragonfly. perfect match. who knew dragonflies come in denim blue

Out on the prairie said...

Looks like a great day for a hike to find treasure

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Birds, butterflies and dragonflies - I don't think it gets much better.

Terri said...

We had a great weekend, but it was busy with egg hunts and family and church. I love your walk pics- especially the heron and wood ducks. Have a nice week!

Mia said...

Amazing photos!!!!!!!! Oh I love these ducks!!!!!!! Kisses!!!!!!!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Easter Diane

Much­čĽŐlove

Ann Thompson said...

Beautiful photos. Its always fun to look through the pictures you take. Its like reliving the fun all over again

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely selection of critters. I love them all.

happyone said...

The first photo is my favorite!!
Blue on blue, :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your photos look so beautifully summery to me, Diane! I love them all. The dragonfly on your husband's shoe was unique to see. I hope you had a very Happy Easter!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

So very pretty. I love the pic of the wood ducks.

Angie said...

Diane - the photo of the heron in flight with the reflection is stunning! It deserves top spot in your blog post. Your mosaics of critters and flowers are encouraging to those in northern climes who have to be a little patient for spring to arrive! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday so faithfully!

BeachGypsy said...

great pictures and love all the color on those ducks! I like to see the dragonflies, but don't think I've ever got a good picture of one. The butterflies that are there, do they stay there or are they doing the migration thing, do you know?

Linda said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the birds.

Maggie said...

I’m so happy to see you are still blogging, still hiking and still taking amazing photographs. Florida is looking beautiful and life is good.

Sylvia said...

LD, Love the ducks which look painted. Thanks for sharing.

Ariadne said...

Oh I love the dragonfly on the shoe!AriadnefromGreece!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It's so wonderful Diane that you and your husband can get out for those beautiful hikes and see nature. I loved looking at the pretty photos of the duck and butterfly. Have a nice week.
Hugs, Julie

Lowcarb team member said...

LOL! I like the name the Dragonfly whisperer …

Fabulous photographs on this post Diane, lovely to see.

All the best Jan

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's always nice to get outdoors on a holiday and celebrate the day which it looks like you did with some nice photo captures.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane, that butterfly is sooooo pretty. And that is such a good picture of the Wood Ducks. I love to see birds in flight, and you got a good capture of the Great Blue Heron. What a cute little Dragonfly too. They always fascinate me.

~Sheri

*I wanted to tell you that if you want some Poppy pictures to look at before you do your painting, go to my side bar, carola bartz, and check out her post "The California Superbloom." You will be amazed at all the beautiful photos of the California Poppy. Be sure to show us your painting after. I'd love to see it. : )

Red Rose Alley said...

ps....Oooops, I forgot to tell you her post is dated April 3. ; )

The Liberty Belle said...

Sounds like a perfect walk.

handmade by amalia said...

I love the wood ducks, Diane. I love all the photos. I'm a bit behind with my blog reading and didn't get to wish you Happy Easter. Hope you had a lovely one anyway :-)
Amalia
xo

Jeanie said...

When herons fly, I stand in awe.

Debbie said...

i'm with you...i am always so excited to get home and push that memory card into the computer, it is so exciting!! the heron is a beauty, with that gorgeous reflection!!

butterflies, flowers, wood ducks...this was an awesome day!!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The dragonfly whisperer, I love it. :-) Your shots of the Heron are amazing. I like the colors that came together in your second photo. It looks like the heron was smiling.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great walk! I could use a dragonfly whisperer ...they won’t hold still for me ever.