GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
It was a sweltering hot day in the city yesterday as temps reached 100 F degrees (37.7 C). I waited until after seven o'clock in the evening to get out with my camera. The sun was low in the sky giving some reprieve from melting, but did nothing to bring clarity to the photos. Nonetheless, it was a lovely time!
The babies enjoyed crawling beneath mom when they got a chance. One time, all three had crawled beneath where she was sitting.
Mom watches over her little ones and doesn't let them come to shore unless she's certain it's safe.
It was cooler today; a relief from the much too hot weather of late. The skies were gray-white, so the lighting wasn't optimal for photography, but the wildlife was precious! This was my first time seeing almost newborn Avocets. There were also some young Avocets learning to fly who were all quite vocal as you'll see in the photos below. What a lovely time.
Below were baby Avocets just learning to fly. The would land within five or six feet of my dog and me and talk up a storm! They were adorable to watch. They wouldn't fly far but sure seemed to enjoy their new found talent.
I saw more marmots today than at any other time ever! The babies were running and hiding and peeking out. They were so cute.
A favorite place of mine to see wildlife and photograph the cormorants and herons nesting is this suburban park in Lakewood, Colorado near where I spent a large part of my childhood.