Wednesday, August 24, 2005

CATTAIL MARSH, THEN AND NOW

These past few months have been a learning experience for me as I watched the wildlife area shake off the browns of winter and put on a fresh coat of spring.  The rains have been generous although we still have a long way to build up the reservoirs.  This is a view of the creek running along the bank by the beaver dam from April 22.  The lodge is located at the base of the bare tree on the top right side of the bank. 

This is the creek taken today from the same spot only I zoomed in a little closer.  The lodge is the pile of sticks at the top of the waterway on the right hand side.  Its hard to believe it is the same place, with only 4 months apart.

This shot of the fencepost was taken in the beginning of June.  The beautiful yellow flowers that once draped over it had already dried and fallen off.

A new vine has taken over the post and is in full glorious bloom.  Interesting also is the change in my photographs, I think my compositions are getting a little better with time.

8 comments:

djzgirl71 said...

All the pics are beautiful.  I love how the seasons transform places you love by giving a new feeling to them every time you visit!!!

Stacy

madcobug said...

Th grass in front of the second picture just sets it off. Looks like the lighting in different in the fourth pic from the third. I like all of them. Helen

rjet33 said...

I don't think you could take a bad photo if you tried, Dorn. ;-)  I like them all.

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gdireneoe said...

Dorn?  Do you need a housekeeper?  Nanny?  Are you thinking about adoption?  OK then...can I come live with you?  I am a misplaced South Dakota native and your pictures speak to me.  TY  I love the change of light in the fence post pics. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

zapper44z said...

Hello, I just wanted to comment on your photos.  I always enjoy looking at my aol alerts and finding you have entered another great photo.  I always save them to show to the others in the house hold.  I hope you don't mind.  I love nature and really enjoy the outsdoors.  Having taken 100s of photographs with my 35mm I learned to understand what it takes to get good shots.  I can just say keep it up.  What you are doing really works.  Thanks

boiseladie said...

These are great, very cool time lapse!  I love the sky in the first one.

sunflowerkat321 said...

What an interesting idea to do seasonal shots of an area and show them together.  Do you mind if I borrow it?

mtrib2 said...

The reflections in the water of the sky on the first photo are the most beautiful I have ever seen!  I would love to be able to do a painting someday of your photograph if you would approve Dorn.  The other photos are splendid.    mark

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