Thursday, September 1, 2011

A weekend in the backyard - Skywatch Friday

Night heron sitting on our dock. It was just starting to sprinkle, even though the sun was out on the other side of the house. He sat in the rain for a while.

This lizard had a pretty green glow. He was sitting inside our screened porch.

I looked out the side window when I heard thunder and saw this guy in our yard.

New oranges after the rain. They won't be ready until December.

After the storm the sun was trying to come out right before it went down.

Wow, it's September 1st. Where did the summer go? School is back in so traffic is awful again. I pass near 3 schools to get to work so I have to now get up 15 minutes earlier to get to work on time. Of course, I still have at least 2 more months of summer heat. The sun is shifting and by the end of October it will be too dark for me to go out after work and take pictures. I need to use the daylight time wisely now but I work in retail and we are getting ready for the holidays so I'm cranking in the overtime. Everyone says it's fall migration season so I'm going to try and get out this weekend to find some tiny little birds. Wish me luck.

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  1. Wow! What a glorious way to end a day! Superb capture! Love the colors and the reflections on the still water! Happy SWF! Have a lovely weekend!


  2. wow, that last shot is spectacular! and i love the lizard on his screen playground too!

  3. AAARRGGHH Snakes! I LOATHE them!! Love your sky after rain shot - the colours are superb!

    Have a great weekend!
    Red Nomad OZ
    Amazing Australian Adventures

  4. Great series and the last shot is excellent!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. Oh, yes, wishing you luck with the little birds. And with getting to work on time.
    Your last photo is spectacular.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. Ekkkkkkk a snake that make me freak out ^_^ Why it is black? Your sky is pretty awesome!

    My Sunset

  7. All are beautiful (except the snake..scared of them)The last shot is gorgeous! great photography!!

  8. awesome. I love the first and last pictures.

  9. Very good and nice photos, especially I like the first and the last one.
    I wish you good luck with finding tiny little birds :)


  10. Wonderful series of photos, I love the last skywatch shot. Have a great weekend, Dina!

  11. Your SkyWatch shot is just great with the palm tree and fab. reflections.
    Great shots of the heron, snake and freshly showered orange.

  12. These photos are wonderful, including your header! I like the lizard and the sunset best, though. I'm glad I dropped in!

  13. beautiful photos...I love the green orange with raindrops especially.

  14. that's a great sunset on the water =)

    happy swf

  15. Your entry image shown at bottom of series is absolutely warmth and light, and brilliance all rolled into a work of beauty~