Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fleeting Flowers

The forecast was for wind and rain.  Just the ingredients to obliterate all the beautiful blooms on the dozens of trees in the park I work in.   I neglected my real job of pulling weeds to photograph the trees before the blooms were gone.

The light was just right for a moment.

My lucky day.....newly hatched goslings in the morning light with their protective parent.
After this shot, I put my camera away and went back to pulling weeds out of the iris patch with a smile on my face.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Point

An afternoon at Thanksgiving Point is always a welcome treat.  Throw in a nice day, some beautiful tulip displays and a serendipitous owlet sighting and you could call it a dessert buffet!
 A Mother Owl and two Owlets in their not so cozy nest in the rocks high above the waterfall.
(Click on this photo for a closer look)

I think I need an Italian Fountain in my back yard...

...and some pink tulips.

But then I guess I do, this lovely place is only 20 minutes from my door and in a way; right in my own back yard.  Chances are it may be in your back yard too.  Let me know if you are going and I will tell you where to find the owls;-)

(We missed you Kate!)