Friday, April 3, 2015

Reflection


The light was warm and wonderful as we strolled at Richfield Lake last Spring.


I love this photo.  The  back light made the old fluffy cat tails glow.  Meanwhile, the muted green of last year's new growth peeks through the cracks.


Reflections of an egret looking for an evening bite before bed.

And here are 5 random new reflections and nature observations for Spring 2015...

1) It was a record breaking 84 degrees in Minneapolis on April 1st this Spring. No fooling. We had our first outdoor picnic.  Even though the winds were fast and furious  We brought a margarita and picked up Chipotle and ate it by Minnehaha creek.  Everything tastes better outdoors.

2)  My husband inline skated around Lake Harriet on two occasions before ice out. 

3)  We have a surplus of chipmunks in our back yard this Spring.  Hmmm.  I wonder if it is because we give them so much corn in the Fall.

4)  We finally kept the bunnies out of our raspberries over the Winter.  We'll have a record bounty this year!

5)  I remember that Random 5 Friday ended around Easter last year. I created a Random 5 post about the beautiful resort town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua for Easter.  San Juan del Sur has the 2nd largest Christ statue in the world.  Christ of the Mercy.  To see the statue with breath taking views click here!

Happy Easter Everyone! 


25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty Egrets and images.. happy Easter to you and your family..

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What beautiful shots, with the sunbeams.

Linda M. Carmean said...

Great post! Some truly terrific shots! Your picnic sounds awesome...had one with the grandson a few days ago (it's his spring break and we were having some special grandson-grandmama time!) And I love that your were able to save the raspberries from the bunnies! Have a wonderful Easter!

DJan said...

Don't you just love those gorgeous necks? I do! And a very Happy Easter to you and yours, Sharon. I love all your pictures, always. :-)

Ida said...

Your photos are lovely.
Wow 84, we haven't gotten that warm yet and in fact are back in the low 60's & high 50's again.
I love Chipmunks, they are so cute.
Bunnies are cute too but I'm glad they didn't eat your raspberries, they are so yummy.
Happy Easter.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You always have the most fantastic photos for us to see. We always enjoy every one of them,
love
tweedles

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous light and shots.

Snap said...

I love egrets ... so majestic. Wonder images with their reflections. Remember, that 84 came on April Fools! ;) So nice to get outside. I agree ... everything tastes better outdoors. Happy Easter!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sharon, just stopping back to say Happy Easter! Thank you for linking up! Have a great weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful egret shots!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous photos! Happy Easter, Sharon!

Anni said...

Wow....it's beautiful. And you managed the reflection perfectly.

Adam Jones said...

Happy Easter. I love the Egret.

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

Happy Easter to you, Sharon!
:)

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautiful lighting in these shots. HAPPY EASTER.

Stephanie said...

Nice light in your photos!

Kayni D said...

Great photos! May I ask how you kept the bunnies out from the raspberries? I have four bunnies in our yard who kept beating us to the strawberries. They're cute but I don't like it when they eat my strawberries...lol.

Rajesh said...

Great reflection of the bird in water.

Adam Jones said...

What a super looking Egret!!

Andrew Fulton said...

A wonderful post.. fantastic images.
I've just had a lovely browse around your blog and am now following.

EG CameraGirl said...

The egret is in stunning light!

Chris Rohrer said...

I really love that first photo as well. Nice Egret captures.

mick said...

Beautiful reflections in the water with the egret.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! Great photos!!! (Happy belated Easter to you and yours.)

Gauri Kulkarni said...

I love your captures always :))