Posted in Lake Metroparks, My trail walks, nature, trailwalking

A muggy misty morning

Good morning trail walkers. The heat and humidity were both up this morning, so the light wasn’t very good when I reached the park at 7 am. However, the colors are more saturated as a result of the dew on the grass and mist in the air. Here are a few pictures I took along the river trail. Look closely and you will see the water droplets clinging to the grasses as we walk along the trail:

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Taken from the pedestrian bridge
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View from the same bridge, looking north toward Lake Erie

The pedestrian bridge is always a good place to start out. From there, I headed down the trail alongside the river where I took the next five pictures…

 

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When I reached the steps leading down to the river that I call “the fishermen’s steps,” I spotted a great blue heron fishing for his breakfast. The pictures I got weren’t  great because he was almost out of reach of my lens and I foolishly forgot to increase the shutter speed on my Nikon, ending up with a lot of motion blur, but I’m going to share them with you anyway because it was a pretty dramatic episode. Take a look at the five images in this slide show:

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At that point, I had to leave the heron to his fishing because it was almost time for me to head home for breakfast, and I still hadn’t taken my morning walk. I really hadn’t done much except stroll down the trail and take pictures. As much fun as that is, it really doesn’t count as exercise, so I will cut down the trail through the bog. That will take me the long way back to my car in the parking lot, and if I’m lucky, the wren will be near her nest, and I can add her picture to this blog post.

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Mrs. House Wren

We were lucky to see Mrs. Wren. She was singing loudly, but I almost didn’t spot her perched on a very shady branch. I hope you’ve enjoyed the trail walk this morning. I would love to hear if there was anything you especially enjoyed.

See you in a couple of days for another trail walk.
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9 thoughts on “A muggy misty morning

  1. Love the new look. It’s a great theme, isn’t it? 🙂 There is something friendly and informal about it.

    The heron pictures are great! That’s some fish s/he caught, and I love the celebration shot.

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    1. Thanks, Robin. I love the new theme. When i first saw it (on your blog) I was attracted by the way it was informal, friendly, and organized…all at the same time. I think it says, “Hello. You are welcome here. Come on in, look around, and come back often!” I’m hoping others will feel that way about it.

      Thanks for commenting on the heron shots. I would love to have been closer, but was pretty happy to catch him fishing for his meal.

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