Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This and that

Lot of pics today, so I'll just get right to it.

First up, pictures of Sam and Bear I took this morning:

At lunchtime I drove downtown to a spot where the river cuts right through town, taking some pictures of the vegetation along the banks against the sunlit river:

Then I stopped along Main Street when I spotted this flowering tree next door to the First Baptist Church. I figured it'd make for a nice contrast:

There were a ton of bees working the tree. Or at least attempting to, as it was rather windy out and they kept getting dislodged from their landing spots:

At the end of the day I headed over to Nemesis Pond, aka Grand Central Station. The kingfisher was working the other side of the pond, and did attempt to take some pictures. None of them came out very well, but I did get to watch it repeatedly bash a fish it caught against the tree it was perched in. In this shot you can sorta see it hanging out of the kingfisher's beak:

One of the Canada geese was hanging out very close to my side of the pond:

And the beaver was out and about as well. It never completely surfaced, but it did poke its nose out several times:

I'm not entirely certain, but I think this is the end of its tail:

Testing the air not far from where the goose stood:

Finally, I managed to snag this shot of a pair of geese heading out for parts unknown:

1 comment:

  1. The flowering tree in front of the church? Oriental silk brocade. I want it as a wall hanging. Or maybe a kimono.