Friday, February 12, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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Reaching into the archives, longing for long, warm summer days, I came across this photo of a quiet paddle through some tidal flats in Cape Breton.

This is an area we return to time and time again.  It offers several different habitats for us to explore, from a beautiful raised bog to a barren barrier beach, from quiet slumbering waters to the rough and tumble open ocean. On this day, the wind was at rest, the air was warm, and the tide was almost just right!  We had to get out of our boats a few times to tow them to deeper water.  Just made for more laughs!

Wildlife is ample!  Nesting terns, willets, and waterfowl, to name a few.  Migrating birds such as the Black-bellied Plover and Yellowlegs.  Deer.  Even the occasional seal!  Not far from this site, we saw a Golden Eagle on one trip. A lifer for me!

Cape Breton offers such a variety of habitat for exploring and making discoveries.  I usually stick to the East Coast, but have had the pleasure of hiking into its interior and witnessing the most beautiful waterfalls, exploring hardwood forests, meeting moose and bear along the way.
(photo by rwms)

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12 comments:

Gwendolyn L said...

What a beautiful setting. This is a nice capture of a very peaceful and wonderful location. Thanks so much for the little history as well.

Regina said...

Wow such an awesome place!
Amazing capture here!
Love it.
Have great weekend!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

ks: That is a beautiful scene with the boat on the water under a great sky. I so love a scene from nature.

The Early Birder said...

Now that's the big blue sky I'm waiting for. Thanks for sharing. FAB.

Diane AZ said...

Looks like a wonderful place to explore. Gorgeous sky photo!

Mark Kreider said...

I do hope that everyone is enlarging this shot to get the full impact of it. The solitude under big sky is depicted so well by showing the kayaker's back (I know you were there too or the photo would not exist), but experiencing it as a scene unto itself it is unlike many shots on blogs... this one with no pretentiousness says "art". Nice work!

ksdoolittle said...

Thanks, all, for visiting my blog today.

Mark, wow. I really appreciate your comment. Wow. I'm speechless. Thank you so much, and for following this blog! ~ks

Bill S. said...

Beautiful way to spend a summer day. Great photograph. I love the composition of it.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scene and photo! It looks like a awesome way to enjoy the day.

Carver said...

Wonderful shot and looks like a great place to be.

Natural Moments said...

This view looks so inviting. I actually floated down part of the Nooksak River near here just the other day and it felt wonderful.

Jeanie said...

I want to go there! Beautiful!