Mid-day Monochromes

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Paddling along on a warm summers day. Too late for the morning light yet too early for sunset.

The sun high overhead as Cormorants rest…

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a tree reflects…
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the Heron ponders the day.

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Paddling along with the sun high overhead we gaze into the distance and enjoy summers light on a beautiful summer day.

Blue and green

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A blue dragonfly perched and overlooking the greenest of summers green.

Welcome to August. The month that seems ruled by dragonflies and where the birds have ceased their songs. In August the the summer sun still sines bright and burns hot yet the green slowly slips to brown. The dog days of summer some say yet the wildflowers still bloom, insects buzz about and plenty of time left to enjoy bounty that summer brings. Still time to hike, swim or just laze around and enjoy the summer sun. Overall August is not so bad.

Mighty Mink

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While out at a local lake on our kayaks we were treated to a very unexpected sight…a mink hunting crawfish. This guy/gal was working the shoreline and caught at least two crawfish while we watched from out in the lake on our kayaks. We had no idea mink lived along the shores of this lake and have never seen one before. Another reminder that those little moments sure can make your day.

Layered Lands

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From marsh shrubs to sagebrush to pine forest to snow-covered peaks. A wide open landscape sure helps bring peace and quiet to a busy brain. Looking out from the marshlands at Red Rocks National Wildlife Refuge in Montana.