Sunday, September 19, 2010

Camera Critters

Variable Darner

This Variable Darner flew at me while 
I was working in the yard one recent afternoon.
I thought, "How cool is this?  He's going to land on me!",
 and I stood stock still.
However, it seems my face was his destination,
 and I couldn't help but step back and dodge his final approach.  
Nonplussed, he landed on a post directly behind me for a quick photo shoot,

before lifting off and trying to land on my face a second time.  The funny thing (for me anyway) is that I've been tracking these darners all this late summer, hoping and waiting for one of them to land.
Not only are they busy, they are fast!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Baleine Peninsula

Fall is in the air and the weather is rapidly changing.  
Summer sped by in the blink of an eye 
and I can't quell the feeling that I missed it. 

But then I journey back through the hundreds of photos I took,
and realize I was part of summer this year.

Here I sit, enjoying a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, after hiking several hours through the barren headlands of the Baleine Peninsula., what seemed like a hundred of acres of bog, and several miles of isolated beaches 

Black Guillemots

experiencing the wonder

Remains of a drowned forest
of such diverse habitat.

Artful sculptures
Nature's nursery
Fine dining

The bog extends right up to the edge of the cobble beach.  I couldn't resist including a snapshot of these empty sea urchin shells, left all in a row.  Reminded me of the story of the Three Bears.

No matter where I turned, or where I wandered,

a magnificent display surrounded me.

Truly, MY WORLD rocks!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Post Script - Fuller's River

I have posted about my kayaking excursions to Fuller's River here and here.  Today I had an opportunity to take a few photos from a another location to give a different prospective of the area.

This is all marsh, much to this harrier's delight!

Toward the left,

center stage,

toward the right.
You can see the tidal canals interlaced throughout the marsh. 

And this is but a small portion!

Today, hidden within the depth of these tall grasses,
there were about a dozen or more Great Blue Herons.
The Yellow-legs, plovers, and sandpipers spent the afternoon
dodging the pair of harriers that were relentless in their hunting.
We were there for several hours, and so were they!
This is my world!
You can see why I return to this spot over and over again.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Canada Burnet

Canada Burnet
(Sanguisorba canadensis)

Imagine acres of these beautifully simple flowers growing
along side the wetlands!  Not a grass, not an herb,
the Canada Burnet is referred to as a forb/herb.  
A forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass.
I learn something new every day.

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