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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

a visit to the pond at sunset





On Tuesday evening, while Murray was picking rocks in the garden, I took a little walk to the neighbour's pond to see if there was any wildlife there.  It was one of those pretty spring evenings after a rainy day and everything looked fresh and the air smelled wonderful.  There wasn't a breath of air and it was almost a bit muggy.  There were no bugs or blackflies to annoy me....they'll be appearing soon enough....and there wasn't a duck in the pond.  There was a red-winged blackbird singing in a nearby tree but that was the only sound.  Even the spring peepers were quiet as can be.  The sky was dark with clouds but there were some clearing breaks as the sun was setting.  I walked back and helped Murray pick rocks for a while.  A little while later the sky grew very dark and a heavy rain shower fell.  Then the sun broke through as it set and I spied a rainbow.  There are a lot of photos.  Enjoy!

This was a Manitoba Maple tree that Tropical Storm Arthur blew down last July.

Looking northwest.

Looking southeast.









A parting shot.

Looking back toward the pond from our deck.  By now the peepers were singing up a storm....literally.

The sky grew darker then it poured rain for a few minutes.....after we were finished outside.  

The sky was a beautiful peachy-orange shade with clearing sky behind it.  It made for a beautiful silhouette with the trees and barn.  

And a beautiful rainbow appeared in the southeastern sky.

You'd think that today would be a nice spring day here but it was chilly and cloudy most of the day.  The sky is now blue and it's sunny at the supper hour and we will have a nice stretch of weather for the next several days with our long Victoria Day holiday weekend.  

I hope to be back with a post before the weekend starts. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
Pamela  

27 comments:

  1. i love a good pond reflection. :)

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  2. You have such a great eye with your camera. the photos are beautiful and especially the last one of the rainbow!

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  3. Great photos, I love the reflection in the water. As for rocks, I've been picking my share of those, too :)

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  4. What gorgeous scenery! These are beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful shots!

    It's been cool and windy here, so that'll likely be still the case for you at least through tomorrow.

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  6. Hi Pam! You always get such beautiful snaps of your surroundings on your walks! It's so lovely! I think my favorite is the rainbow! Don't see those so much anymore. I hope you had a great Mother's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  7. This brings back memories of visiting our neighbour's pond where I grew up. There's was in a small wood surrounded by fields, and spring seemed to start right there beside the pond each year. My mom always visited there to see what wild flowers were coming up. Your photos are so nice, and I can feel exactly the kind of day you describe. Love the pond shots and that rainbow & sky are beautiful. We've had the same weather, but right now the sun has finally broken through and is warming up again. This is good news for the weekend!!
    Wendy

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  8. Such beautiful and peaceful photos today, Pam! I just love the little pond - so nice that you can walk to it. The scenery is wonderful! That peachy sky and rainbow is so lovely. I love to hear peepers at night. Such a sweet sound. We are cold and dreary here, but hoping for some nice weather tomorrow. Have a lovely week! Hugs xo Karen

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  9. That's a lovely place to take a stroll to in the evening. Spring has found you in the northeast. Carol

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  10. Oh the sky, when blue, is such a vivid blue. Anyone who captures a rainbow has my admiration. I have never captured one yet. It is quite windy and chilly here today for sure with frost and freeze warnings. I have gathered all the posies I can. I am praying that the azaleas and lilacs will be okay. Seems like small things to fret over in the big picture.

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  11. Lovely pictures today on the blog...Water is always fascinating in photos, especially when it is still and has so many reflections. Great place to visit!

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  12. Beautiful!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  13. So you get your long weekend one week before we do here in the U.S. Beautiful photos and reflections! Hope your weekend gives you some lovely weather!

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  14. Wonderful photos Pamela . Such a pretty area ! I love the peepers here in the swampy marshy part of our valley and near the river banks as their sound echos through out the valley ! It was a cloudy chilly day here today to but the sun broke after supper and it warmed up a bit but to my surprise there is a frost warning for tonight . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  15. Nature provides the most beautiful of photos!
    It looks like you had a lovely walk, Pamela.

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  16. Your photos are wonderful!I just remarked to Victoria tonight how I love the trees at this stage against the sunset!

    Hubby just returned today from New Brunswick. He was delivering liquid fertilizer. The farmer he was at still has a snow drift beside his shed!

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  17. A pond is a pretty special place in the spring. I always loved the sound of the peepers in the evening - falling asleep to the sound of the frog orchestra.

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  18. What a beautiful spot! Your photos are stunning and oh those reflections are just glorious! Thanks for sharing your walk with us :)

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  19. Good to see the green grass in your area, Pamela. Enjoyed your photos!

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  20. It all looks absolutely beautiful. A wonderful photo story.

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  21. You timed photo taking perfectly, Pam...these are super!...:)JP

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  22. You'll always get me with sky shots (and critters)

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  23. Beautiful photos . . . weather changes within hours and then the rainbow.
    Very nice setting where you call home . . .

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  24. These are just beautiful, Pam! I love the lane through the pasture. So pretty! I do love the scent of the air after a storm. Wet and earthy and fresh. Enjoyed the photos!

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  25. Country living is at it's best at this time of year. You've captured the peace and quiet along with the special sounds of nature in your description of your evening walk to the pond. Your weather sounds like it's much like ours these days. If only the wind would stop blowing....

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  26. You captured some tranquil moments at the pond Pam before the evening came to life. I hope this weekend is warm too, we've had a few chilly days .
    Happy Victoria Day weekend!

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  27. I can hear the peepers and feel the tranquil scene you've described. It's lovely Pamela. Picking rocks doesn't sound like much fun. Have a happy weekend!

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