Saturday, January 13, 2018

Nature's Invitations




       Celebrating today with Ruth Ayres and others who share. 


          I walk most every day. There are so many parks nearby to choose from, so usually I choose one and explore it all week. Some are near, but others I drive to, and then park in a different spot from which to walk. I feel lucky that our city has so many. I don't feel comfortable going alone to a foothill, edge-of-forest area because of the coyotes, but these inner parks are beautiful, too. Here are some celebrations for this week. 
foamy water in the spillway from the stream

seeds 

seed pods 

sun on the ice



the view, and geese hanging out on the ice,
drinking some of the melted ice

in midst of brown, tan, more brown, a touch of red

loving couple, stayed together all the time I watched

flight, I guess they decided to come in to join the crowd

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  1. You noticed so much... the loving couple- very sweet.

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    1. Thanks, they clearly were quite connected!

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  2. In nearly all these pictures, I couldn't help but notice the water. When we were in CO, I couldn't help but be drawn to the water ways. I don't know what it was, but they seemed more majestic and lovely out west. Thanks for celebrating!

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    1. There is a stream that runs through this park, not very wild looking, controlled, and there are two large ponds, hence the geese. Lots of riparian habitat, too. Thanks, Kendra. Out of doors is very nice nearly everywhere.

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  3. Love these celebrations and pics from your walks - the water, the skies, the geese on the ice. I don't walk as much as I used to, and I miss it. Love seeing your blue skies too, a rarity for us lately.

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    1. Thanks, Ramona, yes, we have lots of blue sky! I'm excited because we are supposed to have snow tomorrow! And it will be a good day to stay home!

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  4. Lovely pictures. I have never been to Colorado, and it's funny how we get pictures in our heads of what we think other areas "should look like." Let me just say, this isn't what I pictured. Many of these pictures are similar to what I would see here in Indiana, especially the geese! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Well, this doesn't show the wonderful Rockies, Leigh Anne, what you may be imagining, just a walk "really" on the prairie town of Denver! Yes, these are things I might see in Missouri too, unless out in the woods!

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  5. Once again, we have something in common. Taking photographs of nature always inspires me and soothes me. Love these photos. My favorite is the one with the flock in flight between the trees. Thanks for sharing your walks with us.

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    1. You're welcome, Margaret. I always love the pictures from your home, too!

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  6. So much loveliness. It's a different kind of loveliness than summer blooms, but beautiful just the same. Thanks for sharing these glimpses of celebration.

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    1. You're welcome, Crystal, I enjoy this time of year and what we see, too.

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  7. So, so beautiful and peaceful. You've inspired me to get out and walk even on these very cold days. There is much beauty to be discovered.

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    1. Thanks, Julie, I'm sure you have some beautiful discoveries to find!

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  8. Gorgeous photos Linda! Makes me long for spring. We are buried in snow up here in Maine.

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    1. And I wish we would have some snow. As you see from the pics, pretty dry! Thanks, Gigi! The days are getting longer!

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