I found the heron in pickerel lake. The road was closed due to high water or there would have been too many cars and bikes coming by and scaring the birds away. If you look closely it looks like there are some turtles sitting on the log with the heron.
Taken from the Robert Street bridge.
These birds never seem to stay still. Their song is so beautiful.
I always said that someday I would take the time to learn more about birds and photograph them. Mother’s day was someday. I headed out on my bike and headed for the woods. I was lucky because a road was closed so it was only bikers and hikers scaring the birds away.
I truly enjoyed looking for the birds and trying to photograph them as they hopped around. It was a lovely way to spend a May afternoon.
I have a huge lilac bush in my backyard. I trimmed it last year and now it is hard to reach the blooms. I love the color and the smell and wish that the blooms could last longer.
I am not sure why boats that push barges along the river are called tow boats but they are. They can move pretty fast when they are not pushing barges.