Saturday, January 05, 2013

A Relaxed Saturday Walk

I went out the door this morning and just ambled about town with no real purpose. I had the camera along but only took a shot when I saw something that really caught my attention. The first stop was (naturally) the Dykeman Springs Wetlands Park and Walking Trail. I spent some time talking with two gents wading in the creek by the red bridge that I often show here being reflected in the water. Apparently there's a Mink about creating mayhem in the trout hatchery across the road by the spring; they showed me the half-eaten corpse of a Muskrat just under the bridge, a victim of said Mink. They were trying to find the beast to put an end to its depredations. After that I ambled up some side streets and finally made my way to the God's Acre cemetery on Prince St.

Below are four shots from the amble (you're invited to check out the web album so you can read the captions I put on them): a Mallard drake on the duck pond; a Mockingbird up a tree keeping a wary eye on me; another shot of the bridges over the creek along the walking trail; and a shot of a section of God's Acre cemetery, this one in black and white because the shot works so much better than color. Enjoy!





© 2013 by A. Roy Hilbinger

11 comments:

  1. Mockingbird in a Bare Tree . . . nice one, Roy. These are all great.

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    1. Heh, heh! I couldn't help myself!

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  2. All of them are gorgeous! Especially love the mockingbird! We have just one in our yard and boy, she is a bossy thing! ha.

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    1. Mockers are downright nasty! They're very territorial and have a tendency to chase any living thing - other birds, humans, dogs, cats - off their turf. Plus they have this angry glaring eye that's typical of the species. Looking at a Mocker is all I need to convince me that birds are the direct descendants of Tyrannosaurus Rex and the other dinos!

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  3. I had to work on Saturday, so I'm envious...love the look of the shadows on the stones.

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    1. That's why I went with the b&w version of this shot; it brings out the contrasts and the lines so well.

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  4. Excellent work, Roy. And happy new aeon!

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  5. Ah Roy, you always get such life into your wildlife photographs - and such death into your graveyard shots. Masterly, as usual.

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  6. I want to sit on that bridge and dangle my legs over the edge. Don't think it would be too comfy at this time of year, but I still want to!

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  7. Great detail on that mockingbird. And I like the shot of the cemetery. Happy New Year to you!

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