Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Day I Fell In Love

We do not owe the tax man!! There's still the regular quarterly payment, but at least we don't have to send anything else. Hallelujah and whoop dee doo! These statements have nothing to do with this post. Just wanted to have a mini-celebration since it's such an anomaly.

These are photos from our March 22nd field trip with our birding class, also known as, "the day Gail fell in love with kayaking." No boating images; only nesting egrets doing their thing. Hope you enjoy!







44 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I love your egrets.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous birdie. ( :
i dislike this time of the year due to tax season. so silly. the government should be giving us money for living in the country. nuts!!

Buttons said...

Oh Gail I can see why you would fall in love with kayaking because your bird photos rock. Oh what incredible shots. Hug B

R. Mac Wheeler said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS photos

EG CameraGirl said...

Incredibly beautiful birds!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Loved these pictures so much I pasted a link to this post on Facebook. I couldn't find you on FB, or I would have tagged you

cobie en bas van Es said...

super o wat is hij mooi.

Barb Brookbank said...

I cannot even imagine how exciting it would be to see these beautiful birds - your photos are stunning.

Linda R said...

So Awesome my friend..

Hugs~

bailey-road.com said...

Elegant birds, so beautifully photographed.

hootnonny said...

These are fantastic...no wonder you love kayaking. It takes you up close and personal. Can't wait to see more from your big adventures.

Stephanie said...

So very pretty, Gail. I remember when you shared these beautiful birds a few weeks ago and again I am awed by their loveliness.

Hugs to you!

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, these are gorgeous! your photos illustrate why the egrets were almost driven to extinction for their plumes. :)

Irma said...

Great photos Gail.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Greetings Irma

Melissa said...

I used to see Egrets regularly when I lived in California, but they never had such fancy plumage as the ones you photograph. You capture them beautifully!

barbara l. hale said...

Fabulous photos, Gail! They are such graceful, beautiful birds!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are stunning pictures. As for the kayak,well,you can have my space.I prefer to keep my feet on solid ground. :)

Roan said...

I'm doing the happy dance for you! The pictures are amazing!

Kerry said...

So elegant, like brides dressed for their weddings! Love it.

Hey we don't owe any additional taxes either. :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Gayle, each of your pictures is a poem!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots! The feathers look so delicate! Very nice!

Hilary said...

These a amazing. That last one is so dreamy.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous images of the Egrets.. They are beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous images of the Egrets.. They are beautiful!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

All I can say is, if I was a female egret, these male displays would make my heart go pittypat. Your photos are wonderful. I think the third one is my favorite, but that could change on my next scroll-through. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Gail, these photos have made my night. They are such elegant birds, captured so beautifully by you. Thank you :)

Debbie said...

Magical....he is going to have all the girls swooning!

Your images are just gorgeous, what a special, exciting sighting!!

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Congrats on not owing any more to the tax man that always calls for celebration :). Your photos are gorgeous, the detail in this series is off the charts awesome!

Debbie said...

Needed one more look, wondering why you don't have more followers, more peeps seeing these breathtaking images!! I am honored to be viewing these!!

Evelyn S. said...

Those have to be the most beautiful birds anywhere! I would love to be able to see one in real-life, but your photos are just amazing, Gail. (Glad you didn't have to pay any more in taxes!)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

They're feathers make me happy

Kim Stevens said...

I too am in love and think I hear angels singing...these are gorgeous Gail and there is nothing like a bird with his breeding plumage!! xo

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful picture of the bird. Enjoyed seeing them. They look something different for me. Pure white color beak with yellow and a green color near the beak! Wonderful!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Splendid photos of the egrets with their nuptial plumes! I lived in New Orleans for 5 years but it was work, work, work and no chance to paddle in the bayous. Did like the food!

maryaustria said...

What a beauty! Your photos are so gorgeous! Love them all!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Looks like a lovely tutu!! Ms Egret is so very stylish - with the skirt around the back and open in the front!! Absolutely lovely shots!!
Kayaking is the most AWESOMENESS!!

Ela said...

Oh, gorgeous birds !!!!

Ida said...

Amazing shots of the Egrets. What gorgeous birds.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow - so beautifully elegant!

Stewart M said...

Great shots - love the breeding finery!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

catskillblogger said...

I'm glad tax day was painless, and happy to see you enjoying kayaking.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

These pictures are really amazing, Gail. I love them. The colors and light are so fantastic. Have a nice Easter monday. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Mitzi said...

Love the Snowy White Egret. They are such simple yet stunning birds. You have captured them so well.

Helma said...

Ohhh .... I think this bird is so beautiful!
Beautiful white and so graceful. In the Netherlands we have these beautiful birds unfortunately.