Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As a matter of fact, it was a beautiful morning. And Villas Girl had the day off. She asked me if I'd like to go over to Hereford Inlet. Sure I would!
We started out a little after 9:, and stopped on the way at the site of the osprey nests we had seen before. No babies in the nests now of course, but we did see the parent birds.
I guess I'll post one of my photos, but Lisa always gets closer and nicer shots than I do, and she'll probably be posting them soon. I stayed in the car for this one. She got out and got closer.
I do enjoy just looking out over the wetlands. the grasses along the road are beautiful.
Then we continued on to Hereford Lighthouse.
I was in seventh heaven, because there were so many butterflies today. I knew I wouldn't be able to capture many on film. I'm just too slow moving. But I had hopes. And I did manage a couple. I hope Lisa caught some. This is what I was able to do.
There were a few other fuzzy ones, and there are a few pictures I really haven't examined too closely yet, but these are the best.
I had a lot better luck with the sparrows at the feeder.
And the gardens are as lovely as ever.
They never seem to fail to outdo the summer before.
I think there was one year when I wasn't too happy with them. But that was really a matter of my own taste.
Others seemed to be just as thrilled as always. And that was the one and only time that I had any reservations.
I have visited these gardens at all times of day and in most kinds of weather. I sometimes like to just sit on a bench in a corner somewhere and listen to the birds and watch the butterflies and the squirrels going about their busy little lives. It's beautiful.
I was very glad that Lisa invited me to join her today. I always enjoy her company and we share a love of nature and of photography.
After she dropped me off at home, she continued on to the Nature Center in Goshen. I'm sure she'll have lots to tell you about that as well as lots more about the ospreys and the gardens, accompanied by her pictures.