Saturday, May 21, 2005

PELICANS, BEAVERS AND MOON

The flock of pelicans has thinned out considerably in the past few days.  The most I've seen at any one time lately is maybe 7.  Yesterday there was just this lone male who paddled idly around the Pelican Pond in search of fish.

The beaver I have trying to photograph at the lodge finally gave me a wonderful photo opportunity, only to discover that the elusive creature I have been following has been a muskrat!  But a cute muskrat.  It has an entrance to its own den next to the beaver lodge as well as several others along the banks of the pond and the muskrat couple swam back and forth between the 4 different locations, often times with their mouths full of grass.

As a child I was always facinated by the moon.  As an adult I still am.  I guess its just the dreamer in me.  Many times I have wondered what it must be like to lay on the moon and look up at the earth.

7 comments:

labdancer51 said...

Great photos again Dorn,  the pic of the moon is really lovely!  Keep up the good work, :-)   Sandra xxx

gotomaria said...

Hi!  Your pictures are so great.  what size do you scale them down to get such nice resolution?  Do you use special software for the borders?  You have such peace in your pictures.

joolsinwa said...

as always lovely pics! Thanks for sharing!
~ Julie~ http://journals.aol.com/joolsinwa/randommusingsofmymind

mkolasa101 said...

I don't think I have ever seen a white pelican.  I love pelicans though.  I love to watch them just inches off the water like a glider slowly coming in for a landing.  Many times they just fly this way, like the Blue Angels, and then up and away they go again.  Such grace for such a large bird.  Isn't nature just grandeous.   Lovely photograph of the pines and the moon.  It would be cool to look down from the moon at the earth wouldn't it.

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demandnlilchit said...

Ggreaat shots Dorn......Love the pelican...perfect setting and vivid colors!

boiseladie said...

I really like this moon shot!  The tree branches surround it perfectly.

sheryl508d said...

how talented you are!!!!      these photos are breathtaking.  keep on doing what you do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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