305: Great Blue HeronPosted: July 25, 2011
A Great Blue Heron stopped by for lunch yesterday just before our friends arrived for our little fish taco party. A good time was had by all, including the Great Blue Heron who seemed to have fed well while he was here.
One of the things I like about some of the photos I took of the heron is that you can see the dragonflies flying around. There are so many of them out there now that it’s almost impossible to take a photo of the pond without capturing a few dragonflies.
My father and my nephew, Noah, will be arriving tomorrow for their visit with us. They’re taking the train out. I think both of them will enjoy the ride, especially Horseshoe Curve. M and I took a trip on this train back on Day 16 of my commitment. It’s a wonderful way to travel.
Dad and Noah will be staying with us for 10 days. I think Noah will enjoy hanging out by the pond, doing some boating, fishing, and swimming. M will enjoy having a boating, fishing, and swimming buddy. And Dad will enjoy just hanging out. We’re hoping to take them both to some of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement festivities, but that will depend on the weather.
While they’re here, my blog posts will likely be quick and short. That will give us all a break from my long posts.
Today’s walk around the pond was fairly pleasant. Although it is still hot and humid, there is a strong breeze blowing. A cold front is on the way and I could feel the slightly cooler temperatures and less humidity in the wind.
The air is much fresher, too. Yesterday there was very little breeze and the air seemed to stagnate.
I guess that’s about it from the Bogs for today. I’ll leave you with a few more photos from today’s walk. Thanks for joining me! 🙂