PHEEBS AND I WENT TO THE BEACH SUNDAY NIGHT
Had myself a double start to the day. Woke up at 3 a.m. & thought oh-no this is going to be a long day. Listened to some music, watched a bit of TV and banged around on the computer. Four & five o'clock came & went but I never saw six, seven or eight o'clock. Next time I opened my eyes it was just after 9 in the morning & I thought OMG the day's almost half over already. Unusual for me to fall asleep after an initial wake-up but fall asleep again I did sometime after 5 a.m. this morning
A FEW DRAGONFLYS SEEN IN THE HULLETT MARSH THIS MORNING
THIS FELLOW IS SITTING ON A WHITE STONE
Didn't take long for Pheebs & I to get our act together & out the door we went. What a beautiful morning we had going for ourselves with clear blue skies, refreshingly cool temperatures with a nice breeze & absolutely no humidity. Knew it would be a great morning for a walk in the Hullett Marsh so it was off to the Marsh we went.
JUST A SINGLE PATH THROUGH THE LONG GRASS SO IT’S HARD FOR PHEEBS TO SEE WHERE SHE’S GOING IN SOME PLACES
WE CAME ACROSS THIS RECENTLY HATCHED NEST OF WHAT I SUSPECT ARE SNAPPING TURTLE EGGS
PHEEBS STANDS BY THE TURTLE EGGS
DRAGONFLY’S ON THE TURTLE EGGES
We had just been to the Marsh a week ago & I was surprised at how tall the grass had already grown & how full and lush all the trees & shrubs had become. The Marsh was alive with bugs & birds & critters. Even saw a Mink flash across the road in front of us. Colorful wildflowers blooming, Dragonfly's in the air, Tree Swallows dipping & diving through the air, Canada Geese on the water & pairs of Ducks winging overhead. Just one of those great mornings to be out & about in all of Mother Natures finery.
We were back home before 11 & began a general clean-up. Not because we have made a mess but because Mother Nature herself has made a mess. It's that time of year again that anyone living in a pine forest does not look forward to. The air is full of pine pollen & one can actually see clouds of pine pollen floating through the air among the trees. Pine pollen is yellow & is the same consistency as baby powder. This stuff gets into & onto absolutely everything & even keeping windows closed does not totally keep it out. It will be an even bigger mess for us to clean up this year because we still have a lot of our inside house stuff stored outside in the carport because of the renovations.
AN ABUNDANCE OF WILDFLOWERS BLOOMING
Kelly's coming home in the morning but I haven't told Pheebs yet or else she would go completely bonkers. Her tail would fly right off & she would jump right out of her fur. Three words will do that & make her the happiest little doggy in the whole world & those three little words whispered in her ear are, "Mom's Coming Home".
A SHORT GOOSE TAKE-OFF AND LANDING
A TREE SWALLOW EXITS IT’S NEST IN AN OLD DEAD SWAMP TREE
I sure have overwhelmed myself with photographs again. I have taken so many photographs in the past 3 or 4 days I don't know if I'll ever get them all posted.
COLORS ARE ALWAYS SO VIBRANT AFTER A STORM…..BAYFIELD’S PIONEER PARK
PIONEER PARK’S STAIRWAY LEADING TO THE PUBLIC BEACH BELOW
COLORFUL LEAF PHOTOS BELOW ARE FROM THIS TREE
Shortly after posting Sunday nights post I could tell from the way the Sun was coming through our pine trees there might be a nice sunset. Minutes later Pheebs & I were out the door headed for Bayfield's beach. Storms had passed through our area earlier & winds had whipped up Lake Huron's waters. Strong winds were still driving waves in along the shoreline and we had the whole area to ourselves. Not a soul around. Nice. Pretty hard for me to take one or two photos and just leave it at that so needless to say I had a lot of photo editing to do when I got home. Lots of photos again this morning in the Marsh as well & I still have a backlog of photos from Saturday morning I haven't published yet. I really do need some cold rainy days to keep me & my cameras at home for a few days or even maybe a week!!
SUNDAY NIGHTS STORMY WATERS
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE LIME GREEN COLOR IS OR HOW IT APPEARED IN THE PHOTOS
Mid afternoon today was a perfect example of my photo overwhelmingization. Sitting at the computer editing this mornings photos I noticed the sky suddenly darken so quickly clicked on our local radar site & sure enough I could see a fast moving storm cell coming in off the lake. In fact it was already in Goderich. With cameras in hand Pheebs & I headed out the door & into Bayfield. Had been thinking of a Tuna Sub for supper anyway so we grabbed a sub to go at Subway & headed for Bayfield’s Pioneer Park & harbor area. By then the storm was upon us & we were deluged by heavy rains for about 5 minutes. Well of course that all meant more photos & an hour later there I was in front of the computer editing another whole batch of photos. Now don’t get me wrong here folks, I’m not complaining about this photo thing & you all know how much I love doing it but holy smokes how am I ever going to get all my photos out there for readers to enjoy.
AS SEEN FROM DEER PARK LODGE TODAY A FAST MOVING STORM APPROACHES
A DELUGE OF RAIN PULLS US OVER IN THE BAYFIELD HARBOR
I guess what it all boils down to for me is that I simply see so many beautiful things each and every day & it’s hard for me not to at least try to somehow capture those things with my camera. Not only beautiful things but interesting things as well whether they be people, buildings, cars, landscapes, animals, bugs, birds or planes, ships or trains etc. How fortunate I am to have such a great hobby that I am able to share with others.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Ever Wondered Why::
- If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
- If nothing ever sticks to teflon, how do they make teflon stick to the pan?
- If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?
- Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?
- How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
'AL's Old Scratchings'!!
From mind to hand and from hand to pen
We scratch our thoughts from here to then.
And from then to here and from here to mind
we search for an answer we’ll never find.