Monday, July 11, 2011

Crazy like a loon

'But about the loon-- you know, but he's a funny bird. He's a lonesome, a melancholy bird, but he's got a lot of sense. We can learn something from him. The way he's made, he can't walk much, so he don't get out on land-- you never seen one on land, did you?-- He don't get out of the water unless he has to. A lesson to some of us to stay where we're meant to be.'  The Loon Feather by Iola Fuller
















Rick took these photos last weekend at the lake and I am just sitting down to post them.  We sat mesmerized in the boat for hours while nature performed for us.  If you've never heard the call of the loon, listen for a minute to the video...  melancholy and haunting sums it up nicely. 





12 comments:

  1. Bravo Rick! Stunning photographs.
    I also enjoyed your post of family fun at Loon Lookout Vicky.

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  2. Makes me think of On Golden Pond...maybe I should sit down and watch it with my older kids. :)
    Great pics Rick...as always.
    Vicky, I'm glad you are feeling better....

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  3. These are incredible images ... how very beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful pictures, Rick! Nature has a way of mesmerizing us with it's beauty and grace. So glad you were able to experience it, Vicky!

    Hugs! Eileen

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  5. this sounds like 4th of July at Lake Margaret to me... those were good days. love you!

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  6. Loons are beautiful birds. as are eagles.
    In BC our dumps have problems with sea gulls taking things away and dumping them in other areas so they brought in some hawks to fly around and they made the gulls leave.
    So now the hawks will be taking care of the dump areas. Isn't nature grand?

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  7. beautiful! what a treat to be able to enjoy the bounty of nature in this way :)

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  8. Just beautiful photos!!! The sound of a loon in nature reminds me of a cello amongst the stringed instuments. Just a rich, baritone sound that makes you want to be alone with God! LOVE how you snuck (sneaked????) that eagle in there!!!! My favorite of all birds!

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  9. Those are great pictures. I envy where you live - I love the 'lonely' sound of the Loons-I have a tape of lake sounds and one of my favs on it are the Loons.. So glad you're getting some good news about upcoming surgery..Hang in there.. ((((()))))..

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  10. Vicky, I need your camera. It takes stunning photos! I so enjoy them. And I love loons! I hope Itasca will open in time for us to take our family vacation there, and perhaps then we'll glimpse a loon or two. XXOO, R

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