Sunday, March 8, 2009

Middle Creek






I've been going through a very rough patch lately with some deaths in the family. I thought we would go out to Middle Creek Wildlife Area to see the snow geese and get some fresh air. There were thousands there today. I believe they expect well over 50,000. You can't get very close but the sound is amazing. Tundra swans are also there. Click on the photos if you want to see a larger image.

Also updated my playlist on the right sidebar this week. There are some great new and old songs on there. If you like it, please let me know! I'm really enjoying the first song, "Furr" by Blitzen Trapper. They just played at a church in Philly, I'm sorry I missed it.

16 comments:

Meghann said...

I'm sorry you have been having a rough time - the geese looked so amazing so I am glad you got to see them. I also received my pendant this weekend - thank you so much, it is even prettier in person!
I hope things improve for you very quickly :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Nothing like beautiful nature and wildlife to bring you out of a funk and help you see how you fit into the world.
I'm sorry you've been having a rough go of it. I sure hope it's sunny skies and rainbows from her on out, my friend.

That song 'Furr' is wonderful! Thanks for turning me onto it :)

~Lisa
New Mexico

ga.farmwoman said...

The snow geese and swans are beautiful. I know the beauty and fresh air gave you a lift.
I am sorry for your loss.

Take care.
Pam

Zan Asha said...

I am sorry to hear about this sad time for you, Jen. Nature is a wonderful way to gain perspective and heal, and I am glad you got to take in such beauty, big hugs to you, Friend :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I'm so sorry Jenn for your losses. Nature is a wonderful way to help ease the pain.

Kathleen Coy said...

What a magnificent sight! Being out in nature is such a comfort during rough times. I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. Hugs to you, my friend!

Jennifer Rose said...

wonderful photos :D I love seeing birds in the wild so thank you for posting them :)

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Great playlist, Jennifer! I'm sorry about the loss of your loved ones. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

JPJ said...

So very sorry to hear about the tough times in your family. Best wishes for some better days ahead.

Beautiful shots of the wildlife area...good for the soul I'd say !

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Just wanted to thank everyone for the kind comments. It really means a lot to me. My grandparents were such wonderful, loving people. It is nice to see them go together. They were my shelter in a stormy childhood.

Designs By CK said...

Hi Jen ~ Sorry to hear of your losses.

GREAT pictures & take care!

Chris

A Bay Horse said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Spending time in nature was a great idea. Those photos are fantastic. At first I thought the birds were bits of dandelion fluff until I looked closely. Beautiful.

Liz said...

Furr brought tears to my eyes as did hearing about the loss of your grandparents. Thank you for posting the nature pictures they are beautidul and so healing.

blackfeatherfarm said...

So sorry to hear of your great loss. I'm glad you ventured out to see the lovely birds. I hope they released you from your grief for just a moment. I hope things will seem better soon.
Tracey ~

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

What a great way to take part of the edge off of your sadness. The geese are leaving here now that the sandhill cranes have started to arrive in larger numbers. I always feel the renewal of spring as the cranes move onto the Platte River, and love the noise of the thousands of cranes as they come into roost for the evening. Cross your fingers I get to see a whooping crane again this year! It puts things in perspective, doesn't it!
Laurie

artbyakiko said...

I'm sorry for your loss.
Your pictures are beautiful. It must be amazing to see so many swans.