Jo and I had another one of our early morning walks yesterday. There was no fog and the light of the morning sun was just beautiful and warm.
It takes less than an hour to walk around the lake, but we always stop and watch birds, I take pictures, we talk to the people - it's more like 90 minutes for us. We talk a lot during those walks as well - most times it's about our kids (she has a daughter in Kaefer's age), the school but also life in general, friends and sometimes politics - then we vent like mad.
But most we enjoy the nature around us.
The color of these leaves was stunning - and I guess most of them will be gone when we walk here the next time.
Of course we watched birds -
this snowy egret
a black crowned night heron, exactly at the same place where we discovered him (her?) last time
this cute kingfisher whom we heard first before we saw him (their call is very distinct)
and a downy woodpecker who chipped away happily.
I love Friday mornings with Jo, walking around the lake.
One of my favorite 90 minutes during the week.
BTW, most of these photos are SOOC - the light was so gorgeous that they didn't need any post-processing. I only cropped a few of them.