AFTER THE RAIN
I was getting cabin fever with all the rain of late. Felt great to get out and explore this morning. I experienced another first; always a favorite thing to do. I got to see my first baby ducks! Baby life of any sort always warms my heart. It's just a huge dose of awwwww. And I love it.
A Blue Heron was out today too. They are such exotic and graceful birds -- a real treat to see. Lots of turtles were sunning on logs and so many birds were out flying around and seemingly rejoicing in the dry, warm morning.
ALL PHOTOS BELOW WERE TAKEN 5/20/2011
I haven't seen the baby geese in about a week. I can't believe how much they've grown! I first began photographing them on the day before Mother's Day.
When you pay very close attention to wildlife you begin to learn how the littlest details become very telling. I walked by this robin and something about the way he was acting made me stop. I had the feeling a nest was nearby. Sure enough, I spotted the mom sitting in her nest, no doubt keeping her eggs warm and safe.
I was photographing the ducks when this little guy came running up to me. He was so attentive and curious. I love the intent look on his face.
I'm convinced if more people got turned on to nature, and gained an interest and respect for all the life around them, that there'd be more harmony. I seriously believe world leaders should only discuss politics and peace plans after they've spent a few hours on a nature walk with each other.
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