Monday, June 16, 2014

The Rustic Red Cedar Trail


We had an enchanted walk on the Red Cedar Trail this Spring.  The Sun warmed our spirits as we bird watched.  There were a lot of gloomy days leading up to this wonderful one.  There still are!



The wild flowers were bright and beautiful along the trail.



Fresh and green.



We saw a pair of eagles on the other side of the river.



We caught a Baltimore Oriole pausing in a tree.  Their singing is the best part.  I just read that the males get there bright orange hue from eating super ripe bright fruit.



A robin was making her nest.  She was lining it with mud as we walked by.



A bright blue sky and a deep red sumak.



Three deer walked in the trees along the other side of the Red Cedar river.



We spotted another lone eagle. What a come back they've made!



An old hole in the wall.



The Sun danced on the river behind a row of dandelions.  



My sparkly new header photo.  So pretty!



A peek at the Devil's Punch Bowl. It really was a devilishly lovely morning.

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24 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for sharing the awesome beauty from your walk!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The eagles are so amazing! Great shots!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Soooo much beauty-- so much!
thank you!
love
tweedles

DJan said...

Just super duper wonderful pictures! Love those eagles, and your pretty new header, too. :-)

Christian Weiß said...

A very beautiful place, great to see the eagles.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely bokeh! :) i'm very envious of the eagle sightings!

Roan said...

Those eagles are amazing. Jealous here! I enjoyed your walk.

Linda Hensley said...

I love the new header! All beautiful photos. Yay for a spectacular day!

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed all your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

June Caedmon said...

With a trail like that nearby, I don't think I'd ever be home! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lynn said...

what a productive walk, and great photos of each discovery! Your header is stunning :-)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....enchanting...lovely, and oh so beautiful and serene. Those eagle photos make me quite envious.

Frank said...

A super selection from your walk Sharon.

As a youngster I used to walk in a place called 'The Devils Punchbowl' .. totally different habitat to yours.

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a wonderful walk. I love the eagles, they're so handsome.

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a wonderful walk. I love the eagles, they're so handsome.

Gary Phillips said...

Great place to hike. Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of images. The eagles are always a cool sighting.. And I love the dandelion shots, the bokeh is lovely.. Have a happy week!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of images. The eagles are always a cool sighting.. And I love the dandelion shots, the bokeh is lovely.. Have a happy week!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of images. The eagles are always a cool sighting.. And I love the dandelion shots, the bokeh is lovely.. Have a happy week!

Andrea Priebe said...

Oh what a delightful post ... so much to see and all so beautiful. I love the eagles and I agree, thank goodness for their comeback. They are the easiest to see, but many birds recovered along with them. My favorite shot, however, is the "hole in the wall" ... how awesome is that? I love what nature shares with us.

Andrea @ FThe Sol

Maggid said...

What an awesome adventure . . . a walk like that could certainly give a new and unique perspective . . no wonder you are so creative.

Thank you for taking time to share!

Karen said...

Everything is so bright and fresh at this time of year. Lovely scenery, terrific bird shots, and I love your header!

Margaret Adamson said...

looks like a wonderful place to walk and see such amazing things. Love the hoe in the tree and the wild flowers but the eagles are magnificent.

Marie said...

Lovely walk! The eagle sighting is so cool, and I love all your photos!