8 May 2007

Nature Walk

It rained most of the weekend and took away any chance of us enjoying our usual Saturday morning hike. Instead of being cooped up in the house, we decided to throw on our raincoats and head out for an easy urban walk. We decided to walk in a nearby trail, which runs alongside a creek, not very far from our house. By the time we reached the place, the rain had reduced to a slight drizzle, the sun had decided to peek out and check on things.

The rain had given the trees and plants a fresh washed look and everything was such a vibrant green. We soon realized that the area around the trail was teeming with life. Birds chirped in the trees, squirrels were bustling around looking for food, turtles were out on the logs, colorful bugs were everywhere and there were plenty of wildflowers.

Needless to say, my husband and I went crazy with the camera! The pictures here are all taken by me with my camera.

A bug on a buttercup

Mallard in the swamp looking for fish? worms?

Another bug on grass

A Honeysuckle bloom and bud

Carolina Cranesbill


Dandelion with insects

Wild Strawberry

Wild Roses

Not sure about the name of this bird
Update: after checking my field guide, I've come to the conclusion that this is a Wren. Correct me if I'm wrong.


Manisha said...

Shilpa, I am in seventh heaven! These pictures are total bliss!

I've always wondered if ducks, geese and other birds that stick their beaks into muddy puddles ever experience the yeow feeling we do. :-D

Prashanth M said...

lovely photos!!

shilpa/eyeonnature said...

Manisha, funny you should use the word yeow. That is exactly what I said when I saw this duck in the muck! He seemed to be enjoying it, so I doubt he experienced the yeow feeling!

Prashanth, thumba tonks!