Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Afternoon at the Park with My Son Part 3

Hi friends!  I have been really busy with life. :)  I will be catching up with everyone's blog soon!  
We will be soon getting our Christmas decorations up.  We have neighbors that already have pretty lights on their houses.  I do love the lights and beautiful Christmas music.
I'm posting a few more pics from our visit to the park.  My son and I both enjoy the outdoors and animals, but I'm not into camping....go figure. :)



We got a great surprise when we looked up and her came three Sandhill Cranes!
I just caught them landing!


I wish I could have gotten better pics of these beautiful birds.  The camera I was using is 5 MP and 12 optical.
It was a cloudy day so, I was at the mercy of nature.  :)  

22 comments:

Sandra said...

I like my camping as day trips, just like what you did here, fun in the preserves and woods, and my own bed at night. the cranes are amazing birds. i like the flower in the marsh. beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

that last shot is beautiful! i love all the grasses and the lily pads, too.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Beautiful place to spend the day with your son. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ginny said...

These are lovely pictures, they bespeak peace, stillness, and calm. the big birds are so cool. Are they storks or what?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I really love the lilipads!

Ann said...

I'm like you. I love the outdoors and nature but not camping. Now if you could throw in all the modern conveniences I might be able to camp...lol I think sleeping on the ground these days would kill me though

Ms. A said...

Cool lily pads and I LOVE that last shot of the sandhill in tall grass!

Chatty Crone said...

Marie - I am so glad that you take the time off for living! You and your son have such a great relationship. Sandie

That corgi :) said...

Those are still great pictures, Marie! Especially with the cranes landing! It is neat that you and your son enjoy the outdoors so you can share time together exploring it!!

betty

Betsy Adams said...

As much as hubby and I love being outdoors (hiking, traveling, etc.)---our idea of 'camping' is a Holiday Inn Express... ha ha

Love Sandhill Cranes. One of my sons lives in Galveston, TX --and the cranes 'winter' down there. He has sent pictures of them to me... Gorgeous.

We're trying to get our decorations up also.... Little by Little... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Lynn Proctor said...

oh how lucky you were to see these lovely creatures!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm not much of a camper, I like my bed at night! Lovely shots, I really love that last one of the crane.
Don't worry about blogging, we all have to take some days off now and then. It's a busy time of year!
Take care and have fun decorating!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Marie,
The photos of the sandcranes are beautiful. I enjoyed your lovely photos very much. I'm sure your son had a great time at the park.
I'm working on decorating my house for Christmas. It's a big job, but I like it a lot.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate very much your comment.

ImSoVintage said...

I love Sandhill cranes. They are so beautiful. I'm with you. As much as I love nature, I hate camping :)

Duni said...

I just love all these pictures. The cranes certainly are beautiful! I'm the same as you - I love nature and animals, but camping not so much ;-)
Have a wonderful Sunday, hugs
Duni

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I always love all your pictures they warm my heart and bring a smile to my face! I have always had a love for birds and the cranes are defiantly at the top! Have a wonderful week!

SquirrelQueen said...

I used to do a lot of backpacking and tent camping but these days I do my camping in an RV with all the comforts of home. Seeing the Sandhill Cranes would be exciting. They are in our area but I haven't seen any yet.

Catherine said...

So many pretty critters you saw! It has been a busy week for sure. I guess it's going to be a busy month right?
Have a good one!
xo Catherine

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

beautiful pics!

Maple Lane said...

Always fun to "join" you on your walks. Beautiful scenery!

Annmarie Pipa said...

what lovely scenes! you are fortunate to be able to take such great pictures...I enjoy seeing them.
busy here too...never seem to catch up!

Ricardo Miñana said...

Muy bonitas las imagenes, gracias por compartir.
Ya ha llegado el mes mas entrañable del año, cargado de alegrías para unos y lleno de nostalgias para otros por los seres mas queridos que ya no están, al mismo tiempo con la tristeza de todas aquellas personas sin hogar, de todo corazón deseo que la paz y la felicidad visiten tu casa y disfrutes de estas fiestas con tus familiares.
un abrazo.