06/12/10 - The Swamp
Many mornings after the kids are where they need to be, I drive a mile or two to this spot to take pictures. It's hard to get a great shot of the swamp itself...the sky never seems to come out right. Still, with the lilies there this time of year, it's an extra nice view. There's more or less water depending on the time of year and how much the farmer messes with what the beavers are doing just across the street.
There were actually 2 red-tailed hawks yesterday. A first! Here's a lousy picture at over 100ft. showing both of them very close together in a big, dead tree:
I will mourn that tree when it falls because of all the great birds that will no longer have their perch and my photo ops of them disappearing. The tree is just off frame to the right in my swamp shot in the middle of the collage above.
I lucked out and got a black swallowtail yesterday. I was excited about that. I didn't look up the blue dragonfly, but probably a skimmer or dasher. I know the lower dragonfly is a female widow skimmer.
I just love this spot and really wanted to share in it's entirety the special time I had down there yesterday morning with this collage. Often no cars come by, no other people, and just me and the dragonflies, beavers, and hawks. I like!
The kids and I are supposed to head to the Bubble Blitz at the museum in Durham today, but Joey is not feeling 100%. I am trying to resurrect him to go.
Thanks for your comments on the daisy from yesterday... As always I appreciate you stopping by to check out my daily.