These photos are from the Heron and Eagle Viewing place that is north of Danville, Illinois. I never know what to call the place....I find it called different things on the web.
I was on the boardwalk and he was out ahead of me about 12-15 feet. When I first saw him, he did his call...you know. The one where they swell/fluff their wings out big and you can see all the red on it...I trained my lens on him, and eased on up. I was so hoping he would cooperate and do another call.
First a photo I have posted sometime in the past...going to show it again just cause I like it. This old swing was just left hanging...the house was abandoned and boarded up. Stuff growing up all around it. And then there was this old swing. I just loved how it was hanging there, waiting on its family to come to return.
And then since the first has been shown before, I will add this one from Patton's Corner. I have posted a pic of this old tractor before but this was taken when we were up there the end of last month.
We were in Danville, Illinois to go to a quilt show, so ran on north to the Heron viewing station. The Water Lilies were up so big, we could hardly see any wildlife. But oh, were the lilies beautiful. It was worth it just to see them.
I should have taken a picture of this now...this was taken June 27. It is now starting to mature and the birds have been pecking at it but have decided it needs to mature little more and are leaving it alone right now.
There is a place a few miles from here where this couple has planted all these seeds of different flowers right beside the road. There are these, and poppies and sunflowers and others that I don't know the name. The only thing, the wind is always blowing and it is so hard to get a decent shot.
We were up at the swamp area north of Lodi, Indiana and these dragonflies were almost swarming! I kid you not, I have never seen so many of one kind of dragonfly in one spot, and they were pretty cooperative.
I got several shots, but am choosing these two for this post because they fit the title to this post. And that title is lifted directly from a comment Theresa from The RunARound Ranch Report...a comment she made on another post of mine.