The Birds Don’t Mind….

Great Blue Heron on the bank of Halfway Creek

Great Blue Heron on the bank of Halfway Creek

Some might call today “a grey day,”  but the birds don’t mind.

And neither do we.

We’ve enjoyed this cool rainy day.

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A lovely break after the heat earlier this week.  We had hot sunshine and temps over 100 just a few days ago.

But today we have enjoyed the fog and mist.

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The sky is sculpture in motion with great dark clouds, but our garden looks vibrant.

And the birds are loving it!

We took a drive down the Parkway after running some errands this morning.

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And to our surprise we found three swans in Halfway Creek.  They appear to be the same three who were hanging out in College Creek on Sunday afternoon.

My friends believe this is a family of parents and cygnet, who has not yet gone out on her own.

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The three are harmonious together, whatever their relationship might be.

And we were happy to find them again.

The Parkway is alive today with eagles and herons, red winged blackbirds, ravens, and a hawk high up in a pine.

We couldn’t stop for all, but we managed to photograph a few.

And we still made it home before the skies opened up again to give us another delicious shower.

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What a beautiful day.


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

5 responses to “The Birds Don’t Mind….

  1. I absolutely love the big wading birds and the great hereon is one of my favorites! Swans are nice too but they can be really mean!

    • Only if you get too close or annoy them. I keep a good distance and use my zoom 😉 We are always so happy to find a beautiful heron. They look like a haiku just standing there. Any good plans for Father’s Day? I know your family will want to come together to keep this first one. I’ll be thinking of you, and hope you cook up something wonderful for everyone. Best wishes, WG

  2. Swans, how lovely! I find them to be so graceful and beautiful. I love the next to the last photo with the layers of color, gold, greens to the gray sky. Nice one!

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