Sunday, May 4, 2008

Trip to Upper and Lower Lakes...

It started out dreary and rainy looking Saturday morning for a bird trip to the Upper and Lower Lakes SWMA near Canton NY but it turned out to be a very warm and sunny day. The high was about 81 degrees, but it was nice walking the trails and not even very buggy!! Sadly there were not as many ducks and birds as usual but we saw a couple loons in the distance and a few other locals.
It was just a really relaxing trip.
An Eastern Phoebe was keeping an eye on us as we walked by his nest.
There were many beautiful wildflowers in the woods, these are Bluet (Houstonia caerulea) and we even heard a Barred Owl hooting in the distance.
I doubt this carving was done by a "tree hugger" but I hope "Pookie" is still enjoying affection from the author of this love note.


John Theberge said...

Great series of photos, I especially liked the picture of the bluets. I'm partial to close ups. To answer the question you asked the other day about using a tripod, I use a tripod 95% of the time. Obviously if I'm in the kayak I can't use it while I'm paddling, that's why I got the IS lens last year. I do bring it with me so if I get out of the kayak to photograph something my camera gets put on it. I think it's one of the most important pieces of equipment a photographer can own.

Stacey Huston said...

Eve, looks like you had a beautiful and relaxing day. I had to laugh at the tree carving as I have a good friend whos nickname in "Pokie" ! Haver a great week

Mike said...

I really like your series of images with narrative text. You did a great job with the Bluets, but the carving on the tree was my favorite because it reminded me of a quote by Diane Arbus. "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."

Eve said...

Hey John,
I knew you'd like the bluets! And thanks again for all your info!

Glad to make you laugh!

Mike, I love your really opens up more thought than before with the carving!! I love it!!

Thanks all, now I'm gonna have a smile all day!! (While I'm out digging gardens!!! ;-)