Saturday, March 31, 2012

Arbor Day State Park

Sterling Morton had a great idea and helped establish  this interesting park and foundation in Nebraska City, Nebraska.A lovely visit and I hope to repeat it through the seasons.

 A tiny little country home

The white smell the best

Apple orchard

Carrion Beetles

 Look at all the redbuds blooming on the hillsides, they are everywhere.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great Blue Heron Rookery

A large group of birds
Are hard to get close
Counting steps each time
Making each shot the most.

Over 80 nests in this group

 Oooops, to fast, I needed to slow down. I alternated 8 with 20 steps for a bit.

Red buds in bloom

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Out And About

A century farm
Held by one family
Turned into many more
Out on the prairie.

Caught in the lens by another

I was so impressed
With this gentle lass
Fishing for trout
In her Sunday best
Matching pole and dress.

Shades of purple
Cover my hills
A gentle painting
Of winter being tucked
So gently  away.

Red buds are calling
I watch as they grow
Purple clouds growing
More and more still.