Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nature Walk

Today we went for anther walk, to another salt water pond, which is larger.
I wanted to get a longer fast walk in, for the exercise. We did the point which was nice, but as soon as we headed into the woods and swamp areas, we were attacked by hundreds of mosquitoes, so we got out of there. I didn't think with the recent rain and warm temps, that they would be hatching and looking for a meal. Next time, I will wear bug guard.

So, back to yesterdays wonderful walk. It was cooler, so no bugs, but there were lots of critters enjoying the day.

Coming back from the first point, I spotted theses guys, enjoying the sun.

Then we took the side path which is a long meandering path, through woods, fields and swamp.
Bill almost stepped on this little guy, good thing I was looking down.

Once we go through that path, we go to another point. There were a lot of swans in groups, but these two, preferred to be alone. Normally swans are territorial and stick to their own areas.

Coming back we were treated to a fawn, grazing in the woods.

Then around the bend is another small freshwater pond. Can you guess who is staring at me, from the reeds?

It's DinoTurtle, lol. This guy is huge and was out scouting for a meal. So it was a day full of wildlife and a few snakes and frogs who crossed our path. I think this day would make a wonderful story quilt.


paulette said...

What incredible pictures!! I have NEVER seen a turtle in the wild!! WOW!!

Cindy said...

Thank you for taking us on your walk with you.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Gorgeous shots Debbie! Nature at it's finest... what a wonderful walk you had!

Cat Haven Craft House said...

Incredible! Thanks again for taking us on a walk with you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! And for a second there, I thought it was an alligator peering out from the weeds instead of a turtle :o)

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful scenery! Don't you just love walks like that?... well, minus the bugs. :)

Carrie P. said...

Lovely photos. I am sure you can find some creative inspiration from that walk.