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Monday, December 5, 2011

Our World Tuesday: December Walk

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I went on a pleasant December walk at the lake near my house.

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Now that the deciduous trees have dropped their leaves, I'm reminded how many evergreens there are around the lake.
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It's nice that the evergreens add some color to the winter browns.
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I do like the way during this time of year the bare trees give views which would be shaded if the deciduous trees still had their leaves.
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The one gray goose in the shot below looks like such an individual crowed in with the Canada Geese.
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The gulls were circling the lake, perhaps looking for fish.
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I wonder if this lake will freeze for part of the winter. For the past two years it has frozen over at least briefly during the coldest part of the winter but it doesn't do that every year.
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There's something very appealing to me about wild areas with lots of seeds that get taken by the wind, even if they're only fairly small sections of city trails and parks.
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The great blue herons are so patient when they are fishing. I wish I had the patience to watch them long enough to photograph them with a fish in their mouth.
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16 comments:

aka Penelope said...

I so agree, Carver, that so much hidden wonder is revealed after the leaves fall. The bare branches add lovely pencil lines to the landscapes from which to see the uncovered views. :)

lissa said...

nice views for a walk. I wish too to have the patience to stop and watch the herons and their ways. all I ever see are ducks in the water.

have a lovely holiday.

ladyfi said...

What lovely blues! Such a gorgeous day for a walk.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely walk, I don't think I have ever seen a grey goode before, quite a looker too. Great photos, thanks for taking us along.

EG Wow said...

I think you have such a gorgeous place to walk so near your home. I love seeing what's happening there.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, a great day for a walk! And I, too, agree that autumn/winter has a beauty all its own and so much of it is revealed after the leaves fall! Your photos are superb as always and thank you for taking us on the walk with you!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved this walk Carver -- I feel the same way about the herons (I wish they'd catch a fish on demand -- not really -- but I don't have the patience to wait them out either. The evergreen trees are nice and a lovely contrast -- and your water and reflections are so inviting. The one goose looks like he escaped from somewhere and joined the wild flock!

eileeninmd said...

Carver, what a beautiful place for a walk. I love the geese and the heron. Great captures. Have a wonderful week!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views of lake with neat reflections.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Great photos. I really liked ducks or geese, I'm not sure. Thanks for sharing.

Greetings
Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

lotusleaf said...

What a lovely walk!

Indrani said...

Lovely peaceful captures.

Nicole said...

I can only repeat myself when saying that you live in such a beautiful area!
I agree with the trees, it was beautiful how the falling leaves revealed hidden Beauties (and easier views on the birds) :)
And yes, patience to watch birds long enough,... I hear you :-)

Carolina Mts said...

Lovely spot - so much more can be seen now that the leaves are off the trees!

Rambling Woods said...

It does give a different perspective on things doesn't it....

SandyCarlson said...

I enjoyed the walk! And I especially enjoyed the bird shots.

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