Skip to comments.SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Down here anyway.
Posted on 04/01/2013 10:23:29 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Doctors appointment today so I made it into town. The tide was low so most of the waders were on the saltwater flats. This is the big freshwater pond near Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. These Mallard ducklets are pretty independent, momma was around but not really herding them. The White Ibis is one of last year's chicks, the white plumage is coming on strong. The Double Crested Cormorants feed in this pond but they were napping this morning.
The flower is a Tradescantia, or Spiderwort.
We won’t be seeing the Spiderwort till June in a good year. At the rate we’re going now its gonna be august.
Beautiful....I need to get on the bike and ride west about 10 miles. (Loxahatchee Everglades Reserve)
Always love your photos....just beautiful photography!
Not here in the mountains of WV, it is currently snowing.
I love that place, been way too long since I’ve been there.
I have spent many happy hours riding my Harley through those very mountains.
But not when it was snowing.
Expecting snow and freezing rain overnight here in Colorado
Maybe it will freeze Hickeylooper.
Thanks for the ping. Those are gorgeous photos, especially the cormorants.
Lots of Photo-ops!
The road to the entrance of the reservation is quite long and straight...great for biking until they put the speedbumps in.
love your photos.
Thanks for the ping SWAMPSNIPER. Great pictures. Enjoyed them as usual.
Beautiful pictures! It’s quite mild here in Ocala today. Time to crank up the lawn mower (sigh).
Great photos as always, S!
Lovely! SO nice to have you back behind your lens!
Those baby pond paddlers are pretty big!
AHHH Good ole late March/early April — the time when EVERY car in Alabama is Yellow. Along with roofs, lawns, yard furniture, sidewalks, driveways, etc. etc. etc.
You take great pictures!
Thanks, but it’s about all I can do these days, everything else has stopped working.
Beautiful pics. Keep’m coming.
I went to the nearby lake today to do some walking. My 2 boys are coming into town in a few weeks and we’re gonna do some major birding. Need to get in shape :)
Anyway the Canada geese, among other birds, are nesting.
Watched one pair of geese run off 2 Great Blue Herons that were getting ready to pitch in to that end of the lake. They were out for blood, wow!
Intentionally left the camera home so I’d get a walking workout.
A treat for the eyes..lovely, SWAMPSNIPER.
Good stuff, Swampster! :)
Spring is on its way here in eastern Tennessee also. Mowed the lawn for the second time today. Trees are budding, and a few leaves are out on lower shrubs. The Bradford Pear trees are all blooming too!
Beautiful pictures, Swampy! I love the spiderwort... the name doesn’t fit the beauty of the flower IMHO. Thank you for this wonderful gift!
I hate you.
I remember once when I was watching some ducklings and goslings on a water way in Lewiston Idaho. The ducklings gave meaning to having your ducks in a row. They were paddling along in a row. If one deviated in the least, mama duck was there to peck them soundly on the head,
Watching the goslings, they could wander around, stop to swim in circles, and in general paddle around rather freely. The mother goose and ??? there were two geese more or less with the goslings, anyway the mom would look around or no, but keep going. The gosling would come back to the group before long and life went on.
Thanks so much for the beauty of your pictures.
Nice work, particularly that last one.
Nice to see you “swampy”, hope you are well!
You’re a great photographer. Your work is always excellent. Thanks for sharing, once again.
Great pictures..as always!
Thanks for sharing and pinging.
Thanks for the heads up Swamp.. great work as usual
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