This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
... I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.......Psalm23:6
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A rainy day does not stop us...........

As I began in my Bluebell Woods blog ......on Monday we took a trip that will probably be one of the last if last years winter is anything to go by. School begins here next week. That means Tristen will be going from 8am to 11am. It will be weekends mainly from now on. So this post will be mostly about the things we saw on our trip to the beach and Crystal River.
I had to look up to find out what the hawk was that we saw before I said anything. I believe it is a Coopers Hawk.
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We saw him sitting by the side of the road and were a bit worried. He seemed OK and sat there so we got some good shots.
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This was the 2nd one we saw that day. When we were in the river we saw another one. That one too sat still for us. What a privalege.
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Some of the pretty things we saw today.
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Along the road there was a cute little yellow finch
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We saw several groups of Sandhill Cranes.
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Lovely birds, so elegant.
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On the river I was able to get a few shots of Damselfly
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I find that when I take a picture, sometimes there is a surprise waiting within.
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When I looked up close
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After the rain we experienced on our outset everything was left very pretty and clean.
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Notice the two bugs on the Sweet Peas. There are Bull Rushes by the River in Cedar and other water plants that are pretty
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We found another heart tree..............I love it when that happens
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I am sharing this with Brambleberry Cottage
Also sharing with From My from my front porch to yours

3 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

Janice, mom and I LOVE this post! Thank you for making us smile today ;o) Really loved that heart tree ;o) We really enjoyed all the pictures ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Debbie Harris said...

This was a beautiful post, Janice!
You found some beauties for sure, and another heart tree, that is something.
I especially liked the hawk, amazing.
God's blessings, Debbie

Fishtail Cottage said...

Fabulous photos! So glad you linked up to this,weeks garden party! What kind of camera do you you have? Headed out today to shop for one and looking for input! Hope yo hear back from you asap! xoxo