Monday, June 27, 2011

A Walk in the Park

It's time to join me for a walk in the park. Grab a hat and some sunscreen. These hazy days are deceiving.

garden daisy
Fresh as a daisy.




double iris
Twin Iris. Born of the same stalk.



young robin fluffed
Frank pointed out this young Robin primping.



young robin preening6
And preening.



ducklingdroplet
A duckling explores the water and comes up empty-billed.



turtle
Our local Painted turtle basking in the sunlight on the slope of the dam. The water sparkles behind him.



heronflight
Up above him, Mr. Blue does a fly-by.

I hope you enjoyed our walk around the pond. Can I pour you a coffee?

This was a scheduled post. I will not be able to return visits for about a few more days because I am away at the cottage. I do have some more scheduled posts though, and they will be coming up soon.

46 comments:

missing moments said...

That daisy macro is beautiful! As are all of the photos. Love the little robin ... hope your having a wonderful time and recharging!

Brian Miller said...

so it is a lovely walk in the park eh...love that daisy...i would be plucking...loves me...loves me not...ha

Kathleen said...

A most enjoyable walk indeed! Love the sparkles behind the turtle!

Linda said...

They're all beautiful, but the duckling wins the cuteness award.

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely pictures...
As always !
Greetings from France,

Pierre

Tabor said...

Loved the walk and I'll take my coffee with cream and sugar, thank you.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Love the Bokeh and your flowers a stunning.

Zuzana said...

My dear Hilary, splendid photography as always.;) Love the Daisy, the lawn at Peters place is covered by them right now.;)
Enjoy your cottage time, I am taking an extended break myself and will return in autumn.;)
Have a great summer dearest friend, see you soon again.;)
xoxo

Mimi said...

I love the play of light/sun on the flower photos. And the turtle is sweet.
Lovely walk in the park with you. Enjoy the cottage!

slommler said...

I will definitely take that coffee...needing it this morning for sure!
Fabulous photos! Love the Iris pic...they are my fav flower!
Hugs
SueAnn

June said...

And . . . notice . . . in the daisy . . . there is one teeny irregularity. Such is nature: nothing is perfect. Everything has some very slight distinguishing mark. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

Little baby robin needs a lot of primping! :-p

Mental P Mama said...

Always a treat....enjoy!

texwisgirl said...

what a great way to start my day - i've got a fresh cuppa sitting to my right, and got to see daisies and ducklings that made me gasp. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I very much enjoyed this walk,and yes,I will join you for a cup of coffee.Make mine black,please.

Leah J. Utas said...

Magnificent, all. Your turtle pic is just gorgeous.

blueviolet said...

It makes me smile to see all of these lovelies.

ladyfi said...

What a great walk - full of fabulous sights.

I'll take my coffee white - no sugar, please.

Kat said...

It is always so lovely going on walks with you. :) Beautiful!

Daryl said...

Oh that baby bird has won my heart

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots

messymimi said...

Robin reminds me of my Sweetie, who primps and preens the same way!

Made me smile, all of them.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow, you caught the water on the duck mid-drip. Perfect pictures, and picture perfect!

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, I did enjoy the pond. The pictures were extremely beautiful. Your pictures that I did enjoy were the flowers, magnificent.

Karen said...

Hilary, I like cream and sugar with my coffee, thanks! That daisy is wonderful, one of my fav flowers! And that adorable little bird.

kazia said...

amazing :)

ds said...

Wonderful! The first shot of the fledgling robin is a heart-grabber. He looks so vulnerable!

Bossy Betty said...

Lovely!!! I especially like the baby robin! Hope you are having a wonderful time at the cabin.

Jillsy Girl said...

oh my....that daisy and the bokeh behind the turtle...in awe!

lailani said...

Hillary, I would love to sit by the pond with you and a cup of coffee! All the little critters and flowers are wonderful - like always ;)

{ T G L } said...

Lovely photos! Did you use a macro-lens for the daisy? And the bird shots are amazing!

Enjoy the bounties of Nature :)

Blessings,
This Good Life

Kerry said...

Spectacular. Water dripping from a duck's bill...

christinemyoung said...

i love the fluffy young birds ~ so cute :)))

chariskalee said...

Such a spectacular post. Your eye for the beauty in things makes me envious and want to upgrade my camera. Ha!

Shrinky said...

Love that little duckling with the water droplets on it's bill - a visit in here always opens my day with a smile!

Dave said...

Wow, a wild turtle. Are these common there Hilary? Enjoyed the rest of your photos too - Dave

Moannie said...

The clarity of your work is exhilarating, So enjoyed this walk with you and your trusty magic box.

Anvilcloud said...

I tried some flower macros the other day. I can't seem to get the sharp focus that you manage.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Ahhhhh!:) What a joy to walk with you!

Susan in the Boonies said...

Wonderful! Thanks for taking me along!

Dianne said...

the flowers and the birds pose for you :)

I love Benny at the car wash

Wendy said...

Sure, I'll have a cup! Thanks. Love your pics, especially that puffy little robin.
Sending hugs

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, my, I can't pick a favorite! That robin is precious, but I love the bokeh behind the turtle!

Life@Cee said...

Beautiful images and juicy words.

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm back from the cottage but not home yet. I hope to start returning visits semi-soon.. ish.. eventually. ;)

CherylK said...

Perfect, as usual.

thrviewfinder said...

the daisy flower shot is awesome lighting is perfect..

the silvery bokehs and the turtle moving on the wood is my favorite