Sunday, September 8, 2019

Photography at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary

Late Summer Early Fall Photos

The Mr. and I set out for the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary this morning to do a bit of birding with our respective cameras. I ended up focusing on landscape scenes more than birds. They decided to be sneaky and hide from us, although the Mr. did get a few good shots. I am still fiddling with settings on my little camera. I liked this pretty little blue flower. 

Not sure what these are but, every once in a while, little white pieces would float through the air like snow. It was so pretty!

Berries seem to form on plants this time of year. I like the color showing the first glimpses of Fall.

The first leaves beginning to fall on the boardwalk. 

The lake is always so beautiful. I like how the white fluffy clouds reflect in the water. 

We had hoped to catch the Great Blue Heron at home but, alas, it wasn't to be today. 

But, I did catch a giant turtle coming up for air. There were five or six of these guys swimming around looking for bugs. 

The Mr. was trying out a huge lens a friend had loaned him. 

He's a serious photographer. 

And one of my favorite subjects!

I spied some more pretty flowers. It was so relaxing to just walk slowly, enjoy the scenery and snap photos at random. 

Next to the lake is an old gnarly tree that couples have carved their initials into over the years. I wonder if TR still loves BG?

But, most importantly, does DB still love BS? (Pun intended, couldn't resist!)  Of course, carving into trees is not healthy for the tree. This tree seems to have weathered it well over the years. 

I caught a rower out on the lake. This must be hard work!

And, I posed for a picture next to another gnarly old tree close to the lake. My birding attire is not exactly a fashion statement. But, it was a happy time to be in the woods practicing photography. 

But, where oh where were the birds? Maybe next time. 

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31

Until Next Time,

*Photography by Debbie Ross and picture of Debbie by William Ross


Joy said...

I love your photos and that first one - the blue is stunning. WHat a lovely place for a walk.
At times like that, it really is a beautiful world.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Joy! It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. I hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.

Sharon said...

I agree that it must have a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. I enjoyed your photos and your blog comments. Very nice blog post, Debbie.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks so much, Sharon! Hope you have a great day.

Karen Anderson said...

Beautiful pictures Debbie! The white puffy weeds in the second picture made me smile. I am forever yanking those out of my garden, and you made them look pretty! Next time I'll photograph them prior to yanking! 😉 I like to photograph flowers too...then in the dead of winter I use them as wallpaper on my devices. That lake is beautiful. North Carolina is full of beautiful places! Thank you for taking us on your outing! I really like what you are wearing. Those pants look super cure!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Hey Karen: I laughed at your comment about the white "weeds". They are pretty in the woods but not in our yards, I know!! That's a great idea to use pretty flower pics as wallpaper on our computers, etc. I'll try that. I try to have some copies of flower pics to look at and that helps me get through the gloominess of winter. I'm glad you like the pants. I wear them frequently as they are stretchy and comfortable. Take care.