after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

among the blue herons...

We went to the lake this morning, despite the cold. We have heavy jackets that get used a few times a year. I have gloves. WB actually brought along a new pair of garden gloves because he doesn't have any proper ones. It is a treat for us to wear cold weather clothing, even if we don't do it well. I am guessing that all of you who do not live in the southwest part of the United States would call this a pond. It is big enough that people fish in it and once in a while, you will see someone in a kayak but it isn't very big at all. The best part of the lake is the birds. We really don't know what blue herons and great egrets are doing in the desert, but we are happy to have them. Click on any image to make it larger.

Coming in for a landing.

"I could have danced all night."

"What are you looking at?"

Excuse the large amount of shots but I couldn't narrow it down any more than this. There are so many other things I should be doing right now but looking at photos and drinking my tea seemed like a much better idea.


food for thought said...

incredible, fantastic captures, breathing it all in with joy~

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
The way you captures your photos is just Beautiful you are so good sweet lady!!!
I hope you had a Great Christmas and you are going to have a Great New Year. I would like to Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about my Tablescapes !!! did you see my new one for Christmas and New Years Eve ?

MaggieGem said...

Such beautiful shots... love the clarity, great focus and color! I'd have hard choosing too!

Jan said...

Gorgeous shots Barbara.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love these pictures, Barbara. We have them at our lakehouse and I've gotten pictures, but not in mid~flight. Beautiful!


Pie for the Eye said...

More stunning shots! They really are amazing!

jessicavescera said...

AMAZING!!! Every shot is breathtaking.

Diana said...

WOW Barbara, what a lovely shoot! You hit the jackpot. Love your images. So glad we met on Picture the Holidays and now Picture Winter. happy 2011.

Johanna said...

Hi Barabara,
thank you that you did not do all the things, you should instead of doing this fabulous shots. The grace of those blue herons is fantastic. No surprise that the Japanese loves this birds and pictured them often. I always enjoy your beautiful photos.
Greetings, Johanna

tara said...

These are all so stunning though I think "I could have danced all night" is my personal favorite.

(Hello from Picture the Holidays and Picture Winter -- twesely now tara on the wander)

Angela said...

Wow, these are amazing!!!

Oliag said...

I am visiting here via Picture Winter...Love, love, love your bird photos...well all your photos really!...I'm a follower now:)

Linda said...

I am also visiting from Picture Winter. I'm lindagotx over there!

These bird pictures are amazing! Such beautiful creatures!

I cna't wait to see what else you photograph! You are very talented!