Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Nature Day

I'm still in a birding drought at the cabin. Thought I would share what else was going on around me.


These are lily pads by our dock. Tons of frogs have been hopping around here. The Green Heron fishes here daily but I haven't been able to get a decent shot of him.




Even the turtles are hiding from me!






One of my favorite ways to photograph birds is by kayak. It makes it easy to stay quiet and get a little closer without being too intrusive. You can get a glimpse of my cabin to the right of this photo.





This isn't a nature photo, but I thought in the spirit of World Cup Soccer, I'd share my favorite soccer player...

33 comments:

Bird Girl said...

You might be in a birdy drought but boy you take some gorgeous pictures! That one in the kayak is so peaceful and beautiful - wish I were there! Love where your cabin is located - I'd be stalking that green heron any way I could...they are the neatest birds and difficult to get close to for sure! Your dog is the sweetest looking soccer player :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Shelley, I love seeing the log cabin from your kayak on the lake. SO pretty...

We saw some kayakers going over a waterfall on Friday... I'll post those pictures sometime this week.

Hugs,
Betsy

Kelly said...

...wow...hard to believe Scout is already a year old!! She is beautiful. Your cabin is beautiful too. I bet it's really hard to leave it. The lake looks pristine!

Montanagirl said...

Nice post! Great photos too.

Ms. ~K said...

Beautiful photos...
but how can you go wrong with such beautiful subjects like Scout and turtles?
~K

JKoenig said...

Your cabin looks really secluded...a nice restful place to be. I love seeing pictures of your dog. He appears to have a lot of puppy playfullness in him.

I understand about the drought. We seem to be having that here this year also...at least I am not seeing anything too unusual.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love these photographs. Hope you can get one the heron. And I do believe Scout is ready to play in the World Cup.

holdingmoments said...

Birding in a kayak. That must be great to do.
Scout is a real beauty.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelly: Keep trying and all will come into focus. You always get great bird photos.

BirdingMaine said...

When in a drought, no doubt photograph anything that moves. Excellent captures Shelley!

The Retired One said...

It looks so peaceful and lovely there, Shelley...I always love to take the lily pads too...I think they are gorgeous.
Can't wait for you to snap a photo of a Great Heron or Blue Heron...as you know, the big birds and the loons are my favorites!!

bennie and patsy said...

Scout is beautiful I never tire of her pictures.

Mary said...

That looks like such a great place! Would love to be out on the water looking at all that. The turtle at least peeked out at you :-)

Daisy said...

That turtle looks like he is a little peeved, Shelley! HA! Great photos. I enjoyed this post. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Like so many others, my favorite photo was the kayak. It makes you feel like going out on the water.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have a brilliant idea there Shelley of using the kayak and i am betting you will get close to plenty of things with it.

Kathiesbirds said...

Love the lily pads, the canoe and the dog!

KathyB. said...

You live and play in a beautiful place Shelley! And your favorite soccer player has grown into a beautiful dog. I remember the puppy pictures.

Turtles~ wow. They are seldom seen around here.

Samuel said...

Nice pictures! The kayak photo is amazing.

Jenny said...

What a stunning place to stay Shelley! I reckon beautiful Scout could outplay any of our football players, the way they've been playing so far! Sigh.......(-: Not that I'm THAT interested!

jalynn01 said...

Hi Shelley,
Every time I see a photo taken from your kayak I envy you that experience. Being out on the water and seeing things from that perspective is just so serene and quietly beautiful. Your puppy has grown into a gorgeous dog! Don't worry about what your not seeing...what you ARE seeing is just great!and thanks for sharing.

Leedra said...

Such a pretty soccer player too. I can only imagine our peaceful the kayak would be. I would be scared to be out on/in it, especially with my camera. Yikes.

Elaine said...

Nice shots. I love the lily pads and the soccer player is so handsome.

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
I would have to try Kayak one dayt to get closer to the loon. They have been very shy this year!! beautifuls et of pictures!

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley I love your shots from the kayak!

troutbirder said...

Those Green Herons are really shy.

Chris said...

Superb post Shelley, I love the turtle picture and the one of your dog ;-)

Natalia Lily said...

Hi Shelley,

I just love the pics. What photography equipment do you use?

T and S said...

Nice series, the image of the turtle is gorgeous, maybe a eye level perspective would have been even better, however that would require lying flat on the ground though...Thomas

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Hi Shelley
What a beautiful, peaceful spot ~ photographing nature from your kayak sounds ideal ♥ Hope you (and Scout) are having a wonderful Summer ♥

ChrisJ said...

There's that beautiful dog again! I don't think I've seen a more attractive dog. And how nicely your cabin is located.

itsJUSTme said...

I'll see your lilly pads and raise you a dragonfly! (see me new blog post)

Knatolee said...

Love the shy turtle, and I can't get over how grown-up Scout looks!