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Monday, January 30, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Sunny Saturday Swordplay

I was quite surprised to see swordplay amongst the activities taking place at Shelley Lake.

It was a perfect day for a walk and since I didn't have much energy, a perfect day for frequent photo stops.
I was dazzled by the reflections in the creek that feeds into the lake.
The geese were foraging in the grasses.
The lake was a study in blues as was the sky.
One of the cormorants held a wings spread out pose for a long time.
The duck seemed to be chasing its tail in the water.
The three ducks below were having a pleasant conversation.
The gulls were flying with sparkling fairies.
Last year and the year before, this lake froze over for part of the winter but I doubt it will this year.
It feels a lot more like spring than winter.
It annoyed me when I spotted the plastic bag draped over the branches below.
When I see trash I pick it up but I wouldn't have been able to reach that littering plastic.
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Penelope Notes said...

What interesting sightings in the park, Carver! The odds seem stacked against one sword fighter who I suspect is the teacher. I like your descriptions of what was happening with the wildlife. I don’t recall seeing a duck chase its tail before but I have seen ... as you so beautifully put it: “gulls flying with sparkling fairies”.

LadyFi said...

Fabulous sparkling fairies and lovely blue skies! And no snow? How delicious!

Regina said...

Great captures!


Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of nature. Love the variety.

Unknown said...

Great reflections!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place to be able to spend time and get terrific captures as a bonus! Love those blue skies, and a duck chasing its tail is delightful! How fun! Interesting sightings indeed! Hope you have a great week, Carver! Enjoy!


Sivinden said...

Beautiful pictures, - reflections are fascinating, - love the cormorants too:)

Kay L. Davies said...

God bless the cormorants, which He made without waterproof feathers, so they have to hang their wings out to dry. They're always fun to see, and they never complain.
Love your photos, Carver.

Ebie said...

What a great capture of the "sparkling fairies"! The are somany reflections on the lake, and I love them!

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

A great series of photographs, Carver! Beautiful colours.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, it looks like a beautiful day to be out for a walk. Your photos are lovely, especially the ducks. Great post, have a wonderful week!

Indrani said...

Fantastic shots.

Al said...

A beautiful place and lovely photos. It's funny, this is the second blog I've visited tonight pointing out litter in a beautiful park.

Rambling Woods said...

Hope your low energy is temporary..I wonder what the sword play is about. My husband has been a fencer for 15 the ducks...

Arija said...

Your photography has come a long way since you started blogging. Just lovely shots of the woods and reflections in the creek. I hope whatever is sapping your energy is very temporary. i learned a new and simple way of lymph drainage that one can do for oneself. If you want to know about it, drop me a line.

NatureFootstep said...

I call that a nice day. :) I love such days, but I guess you know that. Great shots.

Anna said...

Great captures, Carver!
I have enjoyed it...
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Luna Miranda said...

these are beautiful captures. the sword fight looks like a good exercise.:p

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful sights in this park. The skies and reflections are lovely. I like your descriptions of the birds in conversation and flying with the sparkling fairies.


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