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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Skywatch Friday: flying east

These are two sky views from a motorcycle trip we took to Crex Meadow Wildlife Area in Wisconsin. We had gone to see a true prairie and catch sight of water fowl and other prairie birds. Turns out the fun doesn't begin until September when migration begins. The area is a stopping point for all manner of migrating flocks--thousands of birds we're told. This trip was to scope out a portion of its 30,000 acres of brush prairie and sedge marshes and wildlife in each. Its a remarkable tribute to reclamation to its original state. That day the sun was bright and the big Midwestern sky was blue. What you can't see in the photo below is a small group of Sand Hill Cranes grazing in the man-made field.

I'll keep you posted as the Autumn arrives. In the meantime, visit Skywatch Friday for more spectacular sky views.

12 comments:

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao :-)
anche le tue foto sono belle... cielo fantastico !
Grazie della visita.
Buona giornata.

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely skies and clouds!! Particularly love the first one with its reflections! Wonderful captures, Noni! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Snap said...

Beautiful shots and love the cloud reflections. Did I comment on your Potter post? If I didn't, I should have! Love B. Potter!!!!!

stan said...

Like your quote fr Charlie Brown. The shots are amazing!

Pietro said...

Both wonderful sceneries! I like a lot the reflection in the first image.
Happy Friday!

J Bar said...

Great shots. A bit like mine today.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Manang Kim said...

I love the reflection on that water. Love how blue is the sky and accentuated by the floppy white clouds just gorgeous! Happy weekend!


SWF~Fiery

Daryl said...

Love this... so pretty

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Donna said...

Very pretty Miz Noni!
Have a great weekend!!
hughugs

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful skies. Your cat statement on your sidebar made me chuckle. That is sooo true. Annette

clairz said...

I wanted to say beautiful skies, but I like the way your first commenter put it--cielo fantastico!

Kcalpesh said...

Reflection is captured very well in the first one..

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