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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday!

I've noticed quite a few people are involved in Skywatch Fridays. One afternoon in November, a friend and I were walking along the dyke trail just outside of my little village when I saw the sun trying to peek through the dark grey clouds as a storm approached.

Then, I looked towards the east and a cacophonous racket and saw thousands of Canada geese flying back towards the waterfowl refuge. I think they'd been having a trial run before taking off south for the winter.

21 comments:

Ida said...

Hello Leslie. :)
Both of your photos are beautiful.
Great light and rays on the first one. The birds are a nice sight, flying in their formations.
Happy weekend to you! :)

Andrea said...

That is a wonderful capture of the rays in the sky. I do not think I have ever seen that big of a formation of geese at one time.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - those are outstanding photos! That first one is absolutely amazing! WOW - I'm speechless.

leslie said...

Thanks ida, andrea, misty dawn. I was at the right place at the right time, that's all. I did enter the sun/clouds photo in a contest and did fairly well. And I'd never seen such a huge formation of geese ever in my life, either, and I've lived here most of my life!

ivan said...

I guesss the geese saw the godawful weather in the American Southwest and said, "Hell with this!"

leslie said...

Ivan, probably right - it started to get god-awful cold that day and we didn't stay out long at all! lol

Yolanda said...

I love the photos . I am glad to have found your blog and will visit again often.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Leslie,
Nice to meet you an d to see your blog on SKYWATCH friday...Your skywatch is very pretty thanks for showing me your sky an I love the BIRDS also very much welldone.

Have a great SKYDAY and weekend,

I join also skywatch:) with a slideshow and music...

Greetings from JoAnn Holland

dot said...

Hi Leslie! Glad you joined Sky Watch. I love both your pictures. No one else has said this but I see a figure in the bottom of the geese formation. There is the back of a head, a shoulder, the head is bowed and the figure could be praying. Am I nuts???

leslie said...

Wow, Dot! I never noticed that, but you're RIGHT!!

Carole said...

Both of these pictures are so lovely. You have a great eye. The geese are so graceful. Look at the lines!

Smalltown RN said...

Oh Leslie those are fabulous photos....you know I have been trying to get into the habit of keeping my camera in the car...today especially, I could have kicked myself....as I was driving home Mt. Arrowsmith was just so fantastic looking the sun shining upon it...but you guessed it I forgot the camera at home...

Sandy Carlson said...

Marvelous camera work here! Those geese sure need to get it in order!

Susie said...

Hi Leslie,
What a beautiful photo and what a noise those geese must have made.
I always enjoy pictures of the sky :)

enigma4ever said...

this is sooooo lovely...thank you for sharing it...

RuneE said...

Two striking pictures - especially the last one. I have never seen anything like it!

Bucefalo said...

The last one is very beautiful

GAWO said...

Oh, this is very very beautiful.
Outstanding photos.

Paulie said...

Both are beautiful! Welcome to Sky Watch!

Dottie said...

Wow! Beautiful photos! I love the sun rays.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Amazing photos, Leslie.