Island of Peace

DSCN8857 vignetteOn my most recent walk upriver I noticed the mergansers are present in the valley. I got some marginal images of the hooded mergansers on the lake. Both females and males were there. But the photos were too distant to be worth sharing. Fun to see them back!
This female common merganser was sitting mid-stream, preening and tucking her beak to nap in the midst of the rushing waters on her peaceful island. A male in mating plumage flew downriver over her rocky refuge, but they seemed to take no notice of each other yet. Soon…I hope. Spring must be around the corner.

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River Walk – One Last Take

I got back to my own yard and stopped again. Mt Si was shining in the sun through the trees in my other neighbor’s yard. I couldn’t go inside without capturing the beautiful moment – the crowning jewel on a walk full of gems. Thanks for taking this walk with me! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

DSCN8836These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.   

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River Walk – Over the Rooftop

When I emerged from the river pathway I expected to return to the house and think of all the beautiful things I’d seen, but instead I was pulled out into the street with a, ‘wow!’. The back lighting in the valley that I saw over the rooftop of my neighbor’s house literally took my breath away. The huge tree across the river glowed in the evening mist.

DSCN8833These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home. 

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River Walk – Back to Berries

While at the start of the walk I looked closely and pondered, the end of the walk was about getting back, and my view became more global. The snowberries were like a festival of lanterns beckoning me along the fenced exit from the river pathway.

DSCN8825These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.

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River Walk – Different Mood

The mountain’s reflection in the lake had quite a different mood than when I started the walk at this spot, less than an hour before.

DSCN8823These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.

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River Walk – Upriver

Turning from the lake, I took one more look upriver. The mist filled the area where I had been only a few minutes before.

DSCN8811These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.

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