Sunday, December 29, 2013

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Sunday December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013


                                                 Great Blue Heron Diving for Breakfast

                                                               Ditto, with small fish

                                                              Glow of Sunrise

                                                                  American Robin

                                                             Northern Mockingbird

                                                                  Bewick's Wren

                                                   Immature Black-crowned Night Heron

                                                             Great Blue Heron

31 degrees/0745-0830/partly cloudy/light and variable winds

An exquisitely beautiful morning, with lots of nature in my midst.  This was a perfect way to spend a short time before work.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Thaw

                                                      Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

                                                            Great Blue Heron

                                                           Sunflower with Ice Patch

                                                           Northern Mockingbird



                                                                Canvasbacks in Flight

                                                            Northern Mockingbird

Partly Cloudy/ 0845-0945/light and variable winds/27-32 degrees

Merry Christmas to all!  To day is going to be in the 50s.  Tomorrow made it to 43, and it appears that we are in a slight warming trend.  This is welcome news to me, as it will allow some ice to melt.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ice Storm 2013

In the south, we still manage to get a little weather.  Isn't this one of the most beautiful things that you've ever seen?

It reminds me of the old days at home, when I was wandering the woods, just looking up, and seeing nature's art at my disposal.  It makes me grateful for all the things that I can see

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tidings of Great Joy Upon the Lake

                                                          Great Blue Heron Backlit

                                                      Last Night's Sunset at the Lake

                                                         Nativity Scene Across from Lake

                                                      Northern Mockingbird Early Morn

                                                     American Robin calling Another

                                                             Buffleheads in Flight

                                                           Male Belted Kingfisher

                                                           Northern Mockingbird

                                 Double-crested Cormorant(left) and Immature Ring-billed Gull

                                                  Male Bufflehead(Left) and Female

                                                            Female Canvasbacks

                                                               Great Blue Heron

                                                       Great Blue Heron Stretches

33-39 degrees/clear skies/15 mph wind/0800-1000

There was a light skin of ice on the water, and to show you how light Ring-billed Gulls are, they were standing upon the ice.  The morning was quiet with a small amount of foot traffic.  Today will be 60ish, but that is soon to be short lived. Enjoy the warmer weather while possible, as old man winter all soon be upon us again.

A man stopped me this morning, thrilled that he saw a Bald Eagle on Saturday, grateful for the beauty of our national symbol.  I am grateful for everything that nature has to offer.  Please do your best to protect it.  If you see litter somewhere, please have it in your hearts to pick it up.  You might be saving a bird's life.  Thanks, caring friends!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Great Blue Heron Kind of Day

                                                             Great Blue Heron

                                                               With Fish




                                                                   "The Spoils"


                                                     Windblown Northern Mockingbird

                                                       Canvasbacks(Male on Left)

1530-1640 hrs/partly cloudy/20 mph wind gusts/61-58 degrees

There is water in the lake again instead of ice.  This should permit the ducks to come a little closer to shore.  Having had a very full weekend, I was unable to get to the lake until today, which I believe was a productive shoot.  Rumor has it that the weather will be improving here, while the east coast battles dramatic snow storms.  I don't miss those days.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Beauty of Early Morn Begets Another Wondrous Day

                                                                   Canada Geese

                                                            Northern Mockingbird

                                                                American Robin

                                                              Northern Cardinal

                                                                  Mourning Dove

                                                             Sheaf of Ornamental Grass

19-25 degrees/partly cloudy/0800-0930/light and variable winds

Even though it was technically colder yesterday, there was very little wind in comparison, so it was much more comfortable.  There is still very little water showing, but I understand that the days will soon be a little warmer.  Perhaps the ducks will come closer.