I love it when the weather warms up enough to go running in the morning outside rather than the gerbil activity on a treadmill in a gym. This time of year the sun is just barely rising when I pass the ponds on one of my routes. I love how quiet and peaceful it is very early. It is like every day is born with new hope. Of course, other days I just want to sit, read the paper, and browse the blogs I follow.
goose Trumpeter Swan I encountered Wednesday night. He was very cooperative and even posed for me. When I got a little closer he decided he had enough and waddled off into the water. Telling me to back off the whole time.
Thanks to my friends DrillerAA and EGCamera girl for setting me straight on what species this is.
Linking with Saturday’s Critters
A man fishing in one of the ponds in Tulsa’s Lafortune Park. This particular pond with the willow trees and fountain is one of my favorite subjects. I thought the intensity of the fisherman adds some interest to the photo. I also used a program that adds a painting effect to photos.