Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Sunday morning outing

This morning the sun was shining and it was quite cool - a perfect day for a nice long walk at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge.
This is the place where Daniel had gone a few weeks ago and had seen three bobcats. So, of course I was hoping that we might see them again this time around
This was a trail that I had not yet been on and it was stunningly beautiful! Even in winter with most trees bare and not much blooming yet.
We did see many, many birds. Isn't this red-winged black bird pretty?
And we were glad we had taken our small pair of binoculars with us.
That way we could get a close-up look at the two bald eagles hanging out near us, one in a tree and the other one flying around.

We saw many birds nests from last year. None of them were in use at the moment.

New ferns were growing in this area that had been burned earlier this year. It looked quite dramatic.
We walked by a cypress swamp and were fascinated (as we always are) by the many cypress knees sticking up from the ground.
It looked like an assembly of sorts...
And, of course, we saw quite a few alligators.
Actually, it wasn't easy getting pictures of them. As soon as they heard us coming, they would either slither elegantly or simply splash back into the water and swim away.
But a few were brave enough to stay in their sunny spot.
Or maybe they were just too cold to move much...
We saw one baby and one that was simply huge!
And every size in between.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of looking at them. To me they are quite beautiful!
No bobcats this time, but still a perfect walk!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!! Tomorrow I'll be back with more art...


  1. of course they are beautiful! a little, armoured piece of the past, surviving into our time...what might not be beautiful about that?
    thanks for sharing.

  2. I too love your alligators.

    And I've never seen anything quite like the cypress knees sticking up from the ground. They are like something out of Lord of the Rings.

  3. What a great place for a brave, camera bug to go for a walk!...That would be YOU...not me!! LOL

  4. Liebe Silke,

    das sieht zauberhaft aus.

    Alles Liebe


  5. Deine Bilder aus dem Sumpf sind phantastisch.
    Und ich mag dein Stilleben sehr, du hast für diese Art der Malerei ein echtes Händchen

  6. I wondered what those root like things are. Is the Wildlife refuge at Oatland Island or is it a different place? Sounds like a nice morning,