Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Views of The Vermilon River. A Post to SWF

Morning Dark Sky




What the heck does a sky like this mean- disaster maybe? Then it lightened so I went over to the river trail on a hot, sultry, soggy hike. But I made it home before the big rain.
Lightening Sky.

Island In the River.







 The day was gray, but the forest is still pretty lush. And before you ask; you can canoe or kayak safely to the north for a couple of hundred miles, and further if you want. The river has receded with the lack of rain, and looks benign, but it's still pretty cold.

River to the North.

River Bend






  Tiger lilies grow wild along the river bank in the oddest places.
Wild Tiger Lilly.

Seed pods on a White Ash tree.


Common Yarrow

 This turtle was sunbathing in a wetland on another day,but I thought you might enjoy seeing him. I never tire of Song Sparrows who are around despite the heat. And of course, a four legged creature, the Red Squirrel.

Song Sparrow



A Post to Sky Watch Friday @http://skyley.blogspot.com/


I'm posting this in rather a rush as blogger/google is messing up again.

44 comments:

  1. oh, that squirrel is too cute!!! perfect ending! :) lovely views as always. love those big rocks.

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  2. It looks like a beautiful river. And, it's so darn hot here right now that the cold would seem very refreshing.

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  3. Gorgeous sky and beautiful nature!

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  4. Beautiful sky shots. It looks so open.

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  5. Beautiful place with lovely sky.

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  6. The first looked a little scary but all the rest are lovely.

    Happy sky watching.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

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  7. You praise my tours Gary but I would love to spend some time on your patch... a hurried post Wow!!

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  8. Gorgeous colorful skies and clouds, beautiful flowers and I do love the squirrel! Perfect way to end your post for the day! Hope you and Boom have a great weekend, Gary!

    Sylvia

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  9. Beautiful series of shots, thanks for sharing:)

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  10. you find the best photo subjects on your hikes :)

    My sky is here

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  11. Great series and pretty skies! Love the turtles and the cute squirrel. Happy skywatching!

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  12. I love your tours each week, they're pure enjoyment! that turtle shot is really nice, with the light and reflection. the skies are gorgeous, and so too the river. what a beautiful area it is where you live. it's so pristine. happy SWF, and I hope you and Boomer have a really fun weekend. stay cool.

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  13. gorgeous snapshots! the turtle and reflection are delightful.

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  14. Lovely post. wonderful landscape and so cute that squirrel's.
    Happy weekend!:-)

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  15. Enjoying all!

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2011/07/sky-watch-bright-morning-in-bogor-train.html

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  16. stunning sky shots...plus the critter! lovely...:)

    thanks for dropping by @ explorerminded.com

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  17. I always enjoy your captures, sky and critters. Stay cool. . .our heat is coming back [!]

    Nonizamboni

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  18. Gary, Very enjoyable post!!!

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  19. Gorgeous morning sky and I love that boulder area by the river. Lovely shots of flowers and animals too.

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  20. The first was scary, Lisa.

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  21. That squirrel is popular, Spiderdama.

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  22. Oh oh on the heat nonizamboni.

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  23. Boy that turtle is popular Lucy.

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