I had so many wonderful pictures to choose from this week, I wasn’t sure which ones to go with. Let’s start with an amaryllis. This flower stands about sixteen inches high, and the blooms are the size of dinner plates. Be sure to click on each photo to see them full-sized. The detail is worth it.
Next, a lucky shot through the long grass edging the lake. This is a little blue heron, and I snapped the picture as he grabbed dinner. The sun was sinking on the right, and he was angled against it in a way that washed out detail, but I love this one! The focus is clearly on his beak and the tiny fish.
A portrait-framed picture, in order to capture one of the two islands top to bottom. Look closely: a great blue heron is sitting on a branch near the top. He perches here almost every day, soaking in the afternoon sun. R and I call this Vulture island, because they like to sit at the very top, as you’ll see in the next photo.
They may have ugly heads, but their markings are beautiful. Late in the day, a dozen or more will circle the island several times before coming in for the night. They’re wonderful to watch.
The last one is of Suki, squinting a little in the sunlight, the tip of her tongue showing. Looks like she’s grinning. 🙂 The fur under her chin is a bit matted due to the liquid antibiotic I give her twice a day since her teeth cleaning. Today is the last day for that stuff, and she will be thrilled. Based on her reaction, she hates the stuff.
Have a great weekend! See you Monday.