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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Weekend Snapshot: Number 11


Bill and I went on a walk around the lake near my house yesterday (Saturday) and it was a cool, beautiful day. I was surprised to spot a dog swimming in the lake because it would have been too cold for me to do that, but I don't wear a fur coat all the time either.
It was cold enough to keep it from being crowded at the lake, as it sometimes is on a pretty Saturday. Perfect weather for me since I prefer to walk when it's cool enough for a jacket and the air is crisp. The jogger on the other side of the lake, when I took the picture below, must have been moving at a decent pace because she lapped us at least once. I did stop along the way to take a few photographs but other than that we were walking reasonably fast.I always love to spot a blue heron on the lake and I was glad I had my camera. I wish I could have shot the photograph on the other side for a better exposure. The blue heron almost looks white in this photograph, because of the lighting. The reflection of the heron shows it's coloring better which I find odd. I'm sure those who are stronger on the technical side than I am, could explain why the heron's reflection would come closer to it's actual coloration. One of these days I hope to capture a shot of the blue heron's wing span because it's quite remarkable, to me at least, up close.
I hope everyone has a great week. To learn more about WS, or to find other participants you can go to - weekend snapshot. Post day is Monday but some like me post early. You can also go to the following Technorati tag to find other participants -

42 comments:

sasha said...

Great shots! I love the photos, Carver! Especially the second one :)

Happy WS!

snippets said...

oh wow ...
those are wonderful shots!!

happy WS!

Yen said...

OMG! That second photo is simply GORGEOUS! Glad you had a great time:)

Rebecca said...

Nature shots at its best! The dog photo is so cute...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos every week. Happy WS.

Xixi said...

Lovely lake, Carver! I adore your shots so much. I am a nature loving person and I enjoy being near it. Thanks for visiting me!

Sandy Carlson said...

That's the good life! It's wonderful that your open eyes capture so much and give it all away. Great WS!

maiylah said...

what a wonderful walk you must have had! great shots!

have a wonderful week! :)
My WS post

mharia said...

amazing shots! What a beautiful place! you're so lucky! :)

thanks for the visit!
happy week!

Liza said...

Awesome pictures! Loved the mix of colors. Have a great week ahead.

GBex said...

I fell in love with these fascinating photos.... they are so beautiful..... happy weekend !!!

Dhanggit said...

excellent snapshots you've got here..they evoke so much serenity and peace..great way to end my sunday evening...thanks for dropping by at my blog..by the way i put a link of your site in mine :-)

dom said...

very cool pics!.....behold such a breathtaking sight of mother nature!
happy weekend and bless you....

thess said...

all I can say is..Wow! Fantastic shots, carver!! I'm a dog lover so I like the first shot, but the second one is simply gorgeous!!

You put a smile on my face because of your lovely images..thanks Carver...and I wish you a good week ahead!

SabineM said...

LOVE THE COLORS!
the Second photo, the colors are breathtaking.
I love how you can see the reflection of the autumn leaves on the lake photo (the one with the bird)

Can I move there? IT JUST DOESN"T feel like autumn here!

Carver said...

Thanks so much for all the thoughtful comments. I appreciate it.

TRICOTINE said...

Bautiful photos! Amazing colors! :-)

Thanks for visiting and have a great week too!

Caroline said...

Like usual you have beautiful photos.

Kero said...

Happy Monday, Carver! You have amazing landscape photos here. The color mix are fantastic. Take care and thank you for the visit.

tanabata said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the 2nd one with the mix of colours and that blue blue sky. :)

Gellianne said...

Wish I could go also to those places! Nice neighborhood. Is that your dog?
Wow!

**"Liza"** said...

Stunning photo..ohhh Im so envy that you live near this beautiful nature! ohh I wish dallas look like that too..Gorgeous photos! love it! ;)

etteY said...

wow!!! stunning photos!

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

These are great set of photos again. I love everything!

jmb said...

This looks like a nice place to take a walk Carver. The heron photo is very interesting because of the colours on the water as well. You do have nice fall colour there.

Mar said...

Your pictures are fabulous, particularly the autumn ones: they almost seem unreal!
Happy WS!

Julie said...

Carver, your place is beautiful I hope we would be able to live in such places too and enjoy nature without having a road trip. Thanks for sharing your photos :)

Joshua said...

Love your photos Carver! Really amazing shots! :-)

Nancy J. Bond said...

What a beautiful spot...and beautiful shots! Nicely done.

Jhingz said...

i like the dog best, it's cute =) happy weekend!

Dan said...

Wow, it takes the breath away. It is so inspiring.

Thank you for letting me visit

lissa said...

Beautiful shots.

Have a nice week!

Mama Pajama said...

They are all beautiful, but I'm partial to the pup....great pics!

Lorian said...

I want a lake to walk/run around! That is absolutely gorgeous. Although it was probably colder than cold that dog looks like he was having a great time. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

karoline said...

carver!! (((happy belated birthday)))

i've missed so much...i'm sorry..i luv the photos the autumn colors are absolutely spectacular...already i long for the leaves to be back on the tree and we've just had our first snowfall of any importance...stay well..
K:)

Theresa said...

That dog looks so happy, cold water and all- love the pictures you can get with the crisp weather, it does seem to make the skies clearer and bluer, and gives a great contrast to the leaves.

As side note, I liked your comment on my blog today, I too worry about saying the wrong thing. But I just try to be true to myself in what I feel and thats what I write. I think you do the same thing-and that is why I enjoy your blog.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for your comments. Take care, Carver

jennyr said...

those are all great shots! i love the 2nd pic! the colors are beautiful!!!

Emmyrose said...

Those are great shots, Carver. I really love it.

God bless!

christine said...

Oh I love the colors on the water!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting.

Jesieblogjourney said...

Beautiful shots and I miss the beach. Do come and enjoy some hot food with me at my hunt.

Have a great weekend.

Sammawow said...

Those beach shots are beautiful!