We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nature's Beauty

Those who dwell among the beauties
and mysteries of the earth are
never alone or weary of life.
                               Rachel Carson

We drove by Rempfer Lake again 
the other day...

Once again
I made Sall stop the 
truck to see what 
was going on
in the Cormorant nests...

Lo and behold we 
saw the babies 
all peeking out 
over the nests,
looking over the 

Their parents are probably
giving them the basics 
about the world
they are about 
to fly into,
don't you think?

One pair had an empty nest...
I guess they just 
were't meant to be 
parents this year.

It was a beautiful and calm evening...

the water was like glass 
reflecting the night sky...

I could've set up my chair
and watched the cormorants
(and what they were watching)
ALL evening....

Cormorants on one side of the road,
families with ducklings learning 
their swim technique
on the other side of the road.

I snapped as many pictures as I could
careful not to disturb anyone and 
we moved on.

I love it 
when nature
gives us an 
evening of entertainment....

the last act 
did not disappoint!

Good Evening From the Prairie!


Farmchick said...

Love those little ones peeking out of the nest. Nice capture.

texwisgirl said...

the cormorants were so neat! love their apartment dwelling - or i guess because they're not connected, it would be life in suburbia.

the sunset is gorgeous!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots! Very, very nice!

barb said...

Beautiful sunset shot!

Louise said...

What a fascinating place!

Feral Female said...

What beautiful images!

Ruffles and Relics said...

just beautiful!! hopped over from the gunny sack..

Karen said...

You have such an amazing neighborhood there, I would be having a great time watching them, too. The sunset with the silos stole my heart!

Kerri said...

These are amazing! Nature can keep me occupied 24/7 - what a great form of entertainment :)
And you used my fave Rachel Carson quote ..... I LOVE that one!

wanderingowloutside said...

Awesome photos!