Monthly Photo Challenge: North Chagrin Reservation — April

It finally began to feel like spring this month! When I first began shooting photos for this post there was still thin ice on the ponds, which you will notice in these pics. But as the month progressed and the weather warmed, the ice melted, migratory birds returned, and spirits soared. My biggest excitement thus far was the return of the Great Blue Heron! There were also flowers that bloomed and buds on trees. Spring is finally HERE!

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92/365 Photo Challenge 2015

92/365  Foggy morning in a mountain forest.

92/365 Foggy morning in a mountain forest.

We spent the first days of Passover with friends in Pennsylvania, which is why I have not been posting daily photos. This photo was shot during the morning hours on the day we drove to our friends’ home.

82 – 88/365 Photo Challenge 2015

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82/365 House plant catching some early morning rays through the picture window.

 

83/365  Gull out at the reservation

83/365 Gull out at the reservation

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85/365  Piano light early in the morning . . . reminiscent of early morning practices when I was a school girl.

85/365 Piano light early in the morning . . . reminiscent of early morning practices when I was a school girl.

86/365  "King" Willy watching all the comings and goings. :-)

86/365 “King” Willy watching all the comings and goings. :-)

87/365  Kingfishers are back! This is a female Belted Kingfisher.

87a/365 Kingfishers are back! This is a female Belted Kingfisher.

87/365  Hooded Merganzers, male and female.

87b/365 Hooded Mergansers, male and female.

88/365  A male Wood Duck walking on thin ice.

88/365 A male Wood Duck walking on thin ice.

I’ve posted on Facebook but got behind with my blogging. This will catch me up with the challenge. Enjoy!

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76-77/365 Photo Challenge 2015

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I keep telling myself that photographing something–anything–every day for an entire year will help me become a more proficient and creative photographer. I am beginning to have my doubts. But I’m sticking to it. Mainly I’m tired after a long day’s work and find that I just grab the nearest item and start shooting in the hopes of getting something half-way presentable. Maybe when I am able to spend more time outside I will get some good stuff to post here.

I’m off to bed now. Sweet dreams everyone. ;-)