Thursday, March 8, 2012
Art at the Park
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The barn shots I was hoping to get yesterday just didn't work out although Donnie did his best to take me to the right places and give me a chance to shoot. Nothing looked right to me yesterday. It clouded up and the light just didn't strike me right.
We ended up at Harris Harris Lake County Park (Shearon Harris) for a short walk. We enjoyed identifying the trees on the Cypress Tree Trail as well as watching the boats out on the lake. It was warm and lovely when the sun was out and chilly when the clouds covered up the sun and the wind kicked up.
There were a lot of American Coot's out on the Lake:
We enjoyed watching some white-breast nuthatches hunt for insects on loblolly pines. They were so high in the tree. Wish they had some lower.
There were lots of bluebrds and other birds frolicking around too. Everyone is getting ready for spring nesting!
Donnie was really impressed that the park staff was using an electric vehicle to get around:
There was a lovely reflection on the little ponds around the park, but most of the time the clouds and wind on the water spoiled their picture appeal. This one is kindof nice, though. Donnie like that pine limb out over the water leading the eye into the scene. Maybe he should be taking the pictures:-)
I'm going to share a shot of the artwork done by kids at some of the programs out there. It's water bottles with tempra type paint strung together and hanging on a trellis. The colors and uniqueness appealed to me. Here's a second shot that I liked: