There have been any number of titles and comments with this image since I posted on facebook. Just a funny picture.
I went down state (Connecticut) to the shore. Needed a change of scenery and different places to photograph. With luck a little less snow.
Walking the beach I found a favorite, Plovers.
These small birds live on the jetties and rocks. The snow and ice cover these rocks, not to mention the freezing water, yet they hide in there somehow.I watched them run up and down the beach chasing waves. Each time a wave goes out they all charge into the surf to grab what ever they might find.
As soon as the next wave starts to come in they all turn and run a few feet back up the shore. Wait, then run back in the water again.
Back and forth until they tire or have enough food. Fun to watch.
There is not much to say about this.
He sat there.
I came along.
Took a few gazillion photos.
He ignored me.
Cabin fever, snow bound, whatever it’s called, well it’s here.
We can get out and drive around now. With 3 storms, back to back, we have probably 3 feet of snow in most places.
This is New England and while the stores still get a mad rush for milk and bread when the “S” word is spoken it’s really normal for February.
However…… you can drive from one place to another. Parking lots required. No wandering around unless you leave a car home.
We drove to the Connecticut shore where there is a ‘little’ less snow. There we hiked, walked through some beaches and marshes. And met this fellow;
In the middle of the Connecticut river the geese were taking a nap, heads under their wings. Seemed like an easy way to get closer for some images.
When I got around the snow pile I found competition.
One watched me, staring intently. You can see in the main picture above he kept his attention on me.
The other tried to work his way up the river bank and around for a better path to the geese between us. I looked for others on the bank but none were in sight.
There was open water between us, but it was interesting to see how they worked together. They didn’t really seem all that concerned about me, the geese were important.
Did I mention there was open water between us?
As the snow and wind picked up, and I was still there, they climbed back up the bank and left.
What a great unexpected gift.
This Gull was too pretty to miss.
What makes this great, at least for me, is all the things that were going on around me at the time;
- Cold, windy, and snowy Connecticut river
- Other Gulls diving all around us
- A flock of geese watching with great interest
- Coyotes looking for lunch (more to come on that)
This goes back to an earlier post of mine. They just don’t seem to care.
After viewing a great photo of a back door by Victor Rakmil Photography I remembered my own set of images.
Several months ago I organized shots taken of doors from a few different cities. Each was completely different than anything I had ever seen before. Every one had a story to tell.
A door here in Connecticut, USA, usually looks very much like all the other doors. Not so with these old, some ancient, doors.
Please click any image below to view in a larger size with more detail. I did my best, in the limited space, to explain a little about each entrance way.
None of these shots will win an award. That’s not what they were about. Photos like these are meant to share an experience with others.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
I started to title this ‘Gulls Don’t Care’ which also would fit.
They seem to be too busy arguing with each other, stealing food, and general aviation acrobatics.
The world around them is becoming solid. They bounce and slide when landing on the ice. They still just go on about their business. Usually ignoring us as much as possible.