328: DriftingPosted: August 17, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Critters, Earth, Fire, home, nature, Photography, pond, Spirit, Summer, videos, Walking, water, weather | Tags: birds, fish, garden, great blue heron, nature, Photography, pond, postaday2011, video, water 20 Comments
It’s another blue-sky day here in the Bogs. Simply, wonderfully, beautiful.
I didn’t really walk today. I drifted, going wherever the breeze took me. Down the sledding hill, with a stop to say hello to the sunflowers. Over to the rowboat where I sat for a while watching the clouds as they drifted. As I watched, a visitor drifted over to the swim platform, not quite ready to go for a swim.
It was the Great Blue Heron’s call that caught my attention and caused me to look over.
He (or she) let me take a few photos before gracefully lifting into the air and flying over to the far side of the pond to wade and fish.
I watched the heron from the boat for a while, and then I left the boat and drifted by foot to the opposite side of the pond so as not to scare him (or her) off.
I watched the dragonflies for a little while, and the bulrushes swaying in the wind.
Then I went back to watching the heron, who was slowly making his (or her) way towards the rear of the pond.
Today was a good day to play hooky from chores, work, and other responsibilities. It was a reminder that summer won’t last forever, and that I should enjoy it while it’s here.
Thank you, summer. We’ve had some hot and humid days but all in all, it’s been a beautiful season here in the Bogs.
Eventually I drifted back up the sledding hill and into the house. I did take care of a few chores and responsibilities, things that really can’t be put off.
And now I’m going to drift back outside to enjoy what’s left of this summer day. I hope you found a little time to enjoy this day too, whatever the season wherever you happen to be.
(Did you see the fish jump?)
Thank you for the simple beauty of a summer day!! 🙂
Great photos !
Glad to hear you had a lovely day. It’s been gorgeous here, as well! Hope you enjoy your evening, also!
You’re living a vacation, but then I suspect you know that. (and you aren’t showing us the dirty pots and pans.)
Lovely. Tranquil. Thanks for bringing us along…
Life on the water…ahhhhhh
Beautiful work ! You capture the idyllic summer perfectly.
I need to visit
Thanks for taking us along, drifting across the pond to see the blue heron and the dragonfly surrounded by tiny orbs, so peaceful and inspired! I think I saw a disturbance in the water – was that the fish jumping? Love the sounds of your pond world…
Now I feel all relaxed and lackadaisical, a wonderful feeling I hasten to add… and I don’t blame you one bit for playing hookey Robin, great sight and sounds from the video, and like Barbara I saw the break in the water. (just been to the hairdressers for my highlights, now that’s over for another six week’s so tiring you know 😉 ) xPenx
I feel relaxed from these photos and video as I sit at my desk hundreds of miles away.
Wow – what an utterly perfect and magical day. Your photos are just gorgeous!
I do love walking through your bogs!
A fantastic day, blogged very well! Looks like the heron was enjoying a lazy day on the float 😉
I love that the blue heron played along and the lake stays so still… 🙂
Thank you so much everyone. I’m so glad you enjoyed drifting along on the pond with me. 🙂
What a lovely post. I did see the fish jump! And heard the wonderful whirr of the insects around the pond. I may show up at your doorstep one day to share a beautiful summer day like this!
Love the dragonfly 🙂
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