Birds are busy
nurturing their youngsters.
Flowers are blooming
and showing us their beauty.
The sun is shining.
(Actually it's bloody hot here.)
It must be summer!
I started painting again.
A Robin this time.
After a beautiful photo I found in a magazine.
When it's not so hot outside
I take my camera with me (a simple compact camera, easy to carry)
and go of for walks in the countryside.
See the two little ones between the feathers of the Grebe?
Curiously watching what's happening in the world around them.
These photos of the Grebes are from last year actually.
Shhh, don't tell...
Nearby there's a beautiful path along the pastures.
I spot so many things every time I walk there.
Wishing I had a better camera
with a good macro and tele features
and a tripod.
Ahhhh, that would be heaven!
Photographing these little ducklings would have been a lot easier then!
They were so quick, always on the move,
playing and learning how to search for food
between the water lily leaves.
There were also swallows busy feeding their youngsters,
flying to and fro.
Five nests under one roof.
But alas, they were hard to catch on my camera.
Another photo from last year is the one below...
If you look carefully between the grass
you might spot these little ones...
And once in a while I spot this Cormorant,
sitting on the wooden pole.
The beauty of nature,
only five minutes from my home.
I feel blessed indeed.
It's comforting to me.
Especially when life shows it's harsh side.
My father passed away this week.
I feel kind of bewildered at the moment.
A floating boat, not knowing where to go.
So I go where I find peace always.
And I'm so lucky as to have such a place so close to my home.
May your heart be bright and sunny
as is the summer day.