Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Sanctuary

This week I have been working on my yard and gardening, so not a lot of large projects going on.
I am making stitcheries and finishing some new ones, they are great to keep my hands busy at night, while I am watching tv.

Today we went for a walk at the Trustom Pond Sanctuary.
The paths lead through a field and then through the woods, ending on a point, surrounded on both sides by the salt water pond.
At the end, there is a little tower where you can view the pond and the ocean beyond the dunes.

From there, we go across a side path, meandering through woods, past streams and an old windmill of the former farm.
On the opposite side is another point of land, where you can see the islands and birds nesting in the area.

On the way back we stop at a small pond, to see what we can find, out and about.
Bill spotted this guy, I am nearsighted, so I can only see when I use my zoom lens;)

And in case you want a closer view of his warts, here he is, lol.

Bill also spotted this bird, hiding in the bushes, waiting for something to come by for dinner.
I really need to get glasses.

I am glad we dawdled at the pond, or I would never have gotten the chance to see this guy. No glasses needed to see him, he is huge. He looks like something from the dinosaur era.

And to let me know, all is right with the world, he looked right up at me and smiled:)


moosecraft said...

Love these pics! Especially that big grin on the turtles face! Great place to enjoy some fresh air and a peaceful walk!

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Dorothy said...

What a wonderful place for some time-out.

primitivebettys said...

It looks like a lovely day. I'm so happy you had the camera with you. Thank you for sharing the joy!

TamboinMO said...

What a beautiful day....I love going on nature walks....wish I were near the ocean.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Thank you for "taking" me on your walk with you! Beautiful pictures.

Kim D. said...

Great photo's, looks like a good walk.

Anonymous said...

Bill sounds like a good person to take on a hike.
I am so glad I found your blog. I will be back to visit often.

Michelle Palmer said...

Such gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing your walk...
Hope your day is sunny & sweet!

LenZie said...

I love the ocean and was raised near the Pacific Ocean. Really miss it, do not like being up here in the cold mountains. If my house would sell I just might move near the ocean.
Love your yard too.

rockriverstitches said...

Love your nature pics!! Especially the cute frog and turtle!!