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Sunday Photography; 15 March 2015

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Isle of Hope and Harris Neck – I had two opportunities to play with photography on Sunday. On Sunday morning, I was on the way to church on Isle of Hope during a beautiful sunrise. It was such a beautiful morning that I stopped on both LaRoche Ave. and on Bluff Drive to take some sunrise photos before I continued on to church. Since I didn’t have a camera with me, these photos were taken with my Samsung Note 4.

The sun rising over Isle of Hope as seen from LaRoche Avenue

The sun rising over Isle of Hope as seen from LaRoche Avenue

The sun rising over Isle of Hope's Bluff Drive, Hooded Mergansers in the foreground

The sun rising over Isle of Hope’s Bluff Drive, Hooded Mergansers in the foreground

The sun rising over Isle of Hope and the Intracoastal Waterway as seen from Bluff Drive

The sun rising over Isle of Hope and the Intracoastal Waterway as seen from Bluff Drive

The rising sun illuminating the porches of the houses along Isle of Hope's Bluff Drive

The rising sun illuminating the porches of the houses along Isle of Hope’s Bluff Drive

On Sunday afternoon, I had to go down to Brunswick for a few hours so I left early and took a short trip through the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Just as on Saturday’s Savannah National Wildlife Refuge trip, I saw a lot of young Alligators. It was also obvious that even though it isn’t officially Spring, Spring is indeed here. As the wind blew through the pine trees, you could see the pollen come out in yellow clouds. Some of the pollen fell to the surface and collected along the banks of the Refuge’s ponds (I have to admit, I found the pollen around the Coot’s waterline in one of the photos below a bit comic). Another sign of spring is that some of the Wood Storks are returning and beginning to nest in Woody Pond’s trees along with Great Egrets.

A group of young Alligators on clump of grass in Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond

A group of young Alligators on clump of grass in Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond

A Turtle out sunning on a log in Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond

A Turtle out sunning on a log in Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond

Young Alligators and some Turtles sharing a log in Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond

Young Alligators and some Turtles sharing a log in Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond

Young Alligators lying among the grass along the bank of Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond

Young Alligators lying among the grass along the bank of Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond

American Coot swimming in Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond (note the pollen collecting along its waterline!)

American Coot swimming in Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond (note the pollen collecting along its waterline!)

Alligator along the bank of Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond; both Alligator and water covered in pollen

Alligator along the bank of Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond; both Alligator and water covered in pollen

Wood Storks and Glossy Ibis gathering at Harris Neck NWR's Snipe Pond

Wood Storks and Glossy Ibis gathering at Harris Neck NWR’s Snipe Pond


2 Comments

  1. Thanks for taking me on your walking tour. You took some really beautiful photos. You make me realize I have to adjust go to some more rural areas and see more nature. I miss it in the big neon city of Las Vegas. I have been searching parks and other beautiful places here. Only been here since last June.

    Keep shooting as you walk, and I should do more of the same.

    Paulette L Motzko

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