Thursday, March 25, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Sunset

The prevailing wind bends the grass heads from south to north.  They become almost petrified by the winter snows with only the strong ones still standing as the snow receeds in the spring.



Look out from above!!!!  Thousands of snow geese invade Camas National Wildlive Refuge bringing with them enough "fertilizer" to green up the marshes.

                                     

Just another wild day in Idaho.

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29 comments:

nonizamboni said...

Snow Geese? How lucky you are!!
I appreciated your photo of the lone sprig of grass. But, hoping spring has sprung in Idaho as it has tentatively in Minnesota.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

The first picture was beautiful, so beautiful colors and nice views.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

OH WOW, I LOVE YOUR SkyWatch entry!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, I've never seen a shot of so many geese. I bet they do green up the marshes.

Tara R. said...

The sunset shot is gorgeous. I like that your focus is sharp on the grass, the muted golds and yellows are a lovely background.

Manang Kim said...

Stunning sunset! Happy weekend!


SWF~ Blue sky

Carver said...

I love the sunset with the grass waving in front. The mass of snow geese is fantastic.

Idaho Birder said...

more reasons to love Idaho!

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous sunset! The geese should mean spring very soon.

LV said...

For you you it may have been a wild day, but for us it was a very interesting day for Sky Watch. I love the lone little twig blowing in the wind.

Diane AZ said...

I love the simplicity of the single bending head of grass. My husband thinks your header photo with the sun and fog is very interesting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What makes that first picture so great is that piece of grass... How terrific!!!!! Beautiful sunset...

Like the geese also.
Betsy

Martha Z said...

Two great shots, Bill. The first for its artistry and the second for its depiction of nature taking to wing.

Al said...

Great SWF shot, I love the shallow focus and background colors. And I've never seen so many geese in my life!

lina@women's perspectives said...

Love the sunset and the ready to fly birds moments... amazing...

Cloudia said...

Glory!





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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That first picture is stunning; a very different take for Skywatch and I love it. And of course the snowgeese!

luna miranda said...

amazing photos! that's a lot of birds!

Müge said...

I like very much the first photo! Great composition, adorable colours! The second photo is very successful too, again a very nice composition.

Spiderdama said...

So lovely sky and color! Really great!

Jann said...

Beautiful shots! I esp love the golden one, such a gorgeous color.

Shirleyanne said...

Beautiful photos Bill. The sunset photo is sensational.
So many snowgeese, must have been quite a sight.
Have a good weekend!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Monts said...

Great shots Bill we are luckly to see a Snow Goose at all down here,and that Sunset shot is Superb.

Linda said...

Fascinating post - the different directions of nature in the Spring.

troutbirder said...

I dont think I should have given up goose hunting and moved to Idaho instead.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Your photos are always so gorgeous - really makes me want to move to Idaho! :) Love the snow geese and that first photo is just beautiful. Love the post above this one too!

Debra said...

The sunset photo is simply gorgeous....the colors in the background are so vibrant! Love how you captured the geese in flight, they are beautiful. These are really great shots!

Thanks for the nice comment on my sunrise pics. I agree with you...it is so nice to have a spouse that enjoys what I love!!!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

What did I say about the above post....this sure counts for the same one here. What settings did you use for the waving grass?
Wonderful Bill Wonderful.
Hugs Dagmar