Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day in Boston

Spent a fun afternoon in Boston today with a friend.  This Memorial Day could not have been more perfect weather-wise, just a delight to walk around and take photos.   This photo was taken in Boston Common.  There were 33,000 flags representing the 33,000 soldiers who have lost their lives in the wars.  It was an absolutely stunning sight; and, at the same time, very sad to think that each one represented the loss of an individual's life.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Egret Reflection

I have to admit that I stalked this egret for a week until it was within a close enough range to get a decent image.  The egrets are fascinating to watch.  They are the most patient birds when hunting for food.  They will wait and wait and wait until a small fish swims by, then with lightning speed, they dunk their heads and return with their meal.  I watched one egret that was laying its head on a branch, and thought it had taken a nap, but no, it was just waiting for the opportunity to grab lunch!