Tag Archives: Nature

Osprey Tree

Every place we go more than a few times has a name. This is the Osprey Tree.

Osprey Tree
Osprey Tree

An obvious name since they live there, for years now.

Osprey Tree
Osprey Tree

A large open pond and miles of marshes are all around them. The tree sits by a ranger station so it’s a safe as possible.

Osprey Tree
Osprey Tree

The young were late this year. Still, it’s the fourth generation that I know of.

 

In The Sun, Alligator

At first I used the title ‘Sleeping In The Sun’.

It wasn’t right though. If you look close, he is watching me walk by.

In The Sun, Alligator
In The Sun, Alligator

On a dike, ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Note; the hard, rough looking dirt is actually mud pulled up from the marsh bottom. Recently this dike was built up somewhat by digging the bottom mud and dumping it on the dike trail. Makes it hard to walk but wind and rain smooth it out over time.

Heat Is Getting Us All, Little Blue Heron

This Heron was gasping for breath while hiding in the cane.

Heat Is Getting Us All, Little Blue Heron
Heat Is Getting Us All, Little Blue Heron

As good a place as any. Some shade and there was certain to be food around in there.

Heat Is Getting Us All, Little Blue Heron
Heat Is Getting Us All, Little Blue Heron

Just short of three hours out there, this was the only wildlife. That was when I began the trip back out to the car…and air conditioning.