Friday, October 24, 2014

Bald Eagle Visitor

An American Bald Eagle decided to perch on a cottonwood tree overlooking the pond at Bassett Creek Park yesterday.  It seemed to be eagle eying the many ducks and geese swimming in the pond.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Egret Reflection

This is a reflection of a Great Egret in the pond at Bassett Creek Park.  I flipped it upside down so that it appears right side up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Heron wading in the leaves

This Great Blue Heron was wading in the water, which was blanketed with autumn leaves yesterday morning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Getting off the beaten path

While on a road trip in southern Minnesota we decided to take the back roads, instead of the freeway.  It wasn't long before we were on a gravel road and discovered some tents and tepees that looked interesting, so we pulled over to explore.  Turns out it was a rendezvous; people spending the weekend camping like others might have lived in the late 1700's or early 1800's in this country.  They were practicing archery, fire starting, mussel loading, and hatchet throwing. We would have never happened upon this interesting encounter with these delightful people had we not gotten of the expressway, and took a slower route through the country.