Sunny Days Respite with Cormorants in Wakodahatchee Wetlands – Picture to Ponder – v8-issue 6

by Sheila Finkelstein on February 8, 2012

The intention of today’s issue of Picture to Ponder is meant to give you a refreshing break in Nature through photographs from two recent, bright sunny days with two, presumably different, Cormorants.

Today’s Photos

cormorant on boardwalk observing landscape at Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Wind open spaces in Wakodahatchee Wetlands

cormorant head - closeup in Wakodahatchee Wetlands
This Cormorant was at peace and open to all passersby taking his photo

cormorant and another view of Wakodahatchee Landscape
A different day – Uncommonly cloudless,  deep blue sky (No Photoshop alterations)

cormorant texture in wings matches texture in landscape
Same Cormorant as right above, included here mainly because I’m enjoying the repetition of textures in the bird’s wings as in the landscape.

Self-Reflecting Queries –
Very often in life, we add meaning to situations and scenarios. I could stretch myself and do that here today and I am choosing a break from it. Of course, if you so wish, you are more than welcome to add the meaning and interpretations to the birds and scenes above. If you go this path, please share on the blog.

On the other hand, you can simply enjoy the photos and reflect on what brings you peace. Nature? Inside? Outdoors? People? a Good Book? TV? Movies? a Good conversation? Or ????

Do you have a structure for keeping that in place, or is it hit or miss for you?

Obviously for me, walking in Nature is one of the “biggies” and I am blessed to live so close to great Nature spots, enjoying good weather most of the year.

There was a time, when I lived in the Northeast and was doing photo/drawings of varied subjects, that people would tell me they would often take a relaxation break during the day, five or ten minutes, and wander through some of the images on Nature’s Playground. When you click on any one of the thumbnails, you can navigate through the rest by using the arrows under the enlarged image.

And now, of course, there are also all the photographs within the posts on these Photography and Transformation pages.

As always have fun with the photos and queries and please share your experience with us in the COMMENTS below.

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Gina-Dianne Harding February 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

This is the first one I have seen out of the water. The markings on the wings are magnificent. Remind me of a birch tree peeling in a way.
Another great photo Shelia.


Sheila Finkelstein February 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Thanks, Gina. I appreciate the acknowledgment and glad you enjoyed the photographs.


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