Sunday Photography; 15 March 2015

Isle of Hope and Harris Neck – I had two opportunities to play with photography on Sunday. On Sunday morning, I was on the way to church on Isle of Hope during a beautiful sunrise. It was such a beautiful morning that I stopped on both LaRoche Ave. and on Bluff Drive to take some sunrise photos before I continued on to church. Since I didn’t have a camera with me, these photos were taken with my Samsung Note 4.

The sun rising over Isle of Hope as seen from LaRoche Avenue
The sun rising over Isle of Hope as seen from LaRoche Avenue
The sun rising over Isle of Hope's Bluff Drive, Hooded Mergansers in the foreground
The sun rising over Isle of Hope’s Bluff Drive, Hooded Mergansers in the foreground
The sun rising over Isle of Hope and the Intracoastal Waterway as seen from Bluff Drive
The sun rising over Isle of Hope and the Intracoastal Waterway as seen from Bluff Drive
The rising sun illuminating the porches of the houses along Isle of Hope's Bluff Drive
The rising sun illuminating the porches of the houses along Isle of Hope’s Bluff Drive

On Sunday afternoon, I had to go down to Brunswick for a few hours so I left early and took a short trip through the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Just as on Saturday’s Savannah National Wildlife Refuge trip, I saw a lot of young Alligators. It was also obvious that even though it isn’t officially Spring, Spring is indeed here. As the wind blew through the pine trees, you could see the pollen come out in yellow clouds. Some of the pollen fell to the surface and collected along the banks of the Refuge’s ponds (I have to admit, I found the pollen around the Coot’s waterline in one of the photos below a bit comic). Another sign of spring is that some of the Wood Storks are returning and beginning to nest in Woody Pond’s trees along with Great Egrets.

A group of young Alligators on clump of grass in Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond
A group of young Alligators on clump of grass in Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond
A Turtle out sunning on a log in Harris Neck NWR's Bluebill Pond
A Turtle out sunning on a log in Harris Neck NWR’s Bluebill Pond
Young Alligators and some Turtles sharing a log in Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Young Alligators and some Turtles sharing a log in Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
Young Alligators lying among the grass along the bank of Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond
Young Alligators lying among the grass along the bank of Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond
American Coot swimming in Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond (note the pollen collecting along its waterline!)
American Coot swimming in Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond (note the pollen collecting along its waterline!)
Alligator along the bank of Harris Neck NWR's Woody Pond; both Alligator and water covered in pollen
Alligator along the bank of Harris Neck NWR’s Woody Pond; both Alligator and water covered in pollen
Wood Storks and Glossy Ibis gathering at Harris Neck NWR's Snipe Pond
Wood Storks and Glossy Ibis gathering at Harris Neck NWR’s Snipe Pond

2 thoughts on “Sunday Photography; 15 March 2015

  1. Thanks for taking me on your walking tour. You took some really beautiful photos. You make me realize I have to adjust go to some more rural areas and see more nature. I miss it in the big neon city of Las Vegas. I have been searching parks and other beautiful places here. Only been here since last June.

    Keep shooting as you walk, and I should do more of the same.

    Paulette L Motzko

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s