Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Been away for the day

It was such a wonderful day , that we just had to get out for a drive...headed over into Illinois and then north. To this place shown here. It is a place to view eagles and herons.
This is our third time being there...but have yet to see an eagle. But we saw blue herons today.
We saw a few, but probably not as many as were there. The waterlilies were so tall that once they landed in them, we could hardly see them. And over on the other side of the road, we could see the heron rookery...too far for my lens to be any good. But Roger had his spotting scope and could see real good through it.

I am embarrassed to admit this, but it is the third time we have been there and each time I don't think to take a photo of the tower. I guess I don't think because I am so focused on getting out on the boardwalk.

It was just so pleasant today....low humidity, in the low 80's, and hardly anyone there. One person came by on the boardwalk while we were on it and we were on at at least an hour I would say...and maybe more.

I sure wouldn't mind living near a place like that.

10 comments:

Ginny said...

How far away is it? What a nice way to spend the day! Lorelei really is a Little Mermaid in the picture below!

Sandra said...

a wonderful and beautiful preserve to wander in. think tower the next time you go. i would love to see it

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty! I just love the water lilies. We have a very few in our gold fish pond in the back yard.

Susan said...

These kind of days help restore us don't they? Beautiful photos!

don said...

It looks like an ideal place to view all kinds of birds. Fine series.

George said...

I think I would enjoy visits to this place even if I never saw an eagle or heron. But I'm hoping you get great pictures of both on your next visit.

Neal said...

That looks like a beautiful place.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you got out for a nice ride, Rose.... Sorry you didn't see any eagles --but keep on trying. Someday you'll see one!!!!

Hugs
Betsy

Mary said...

Looks like a great place to go! Don't blame you for wanting to rush out to the boardwalk....makes me want to do that and I'm not ever there :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Isn't it great to be out with the wildlife and hardly anyone is there?

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