This Week at the Lake – 17/52

This Week at the Lake - 17/52
Can you believe that?! ( I paid her $20 to walk there!)

This was a great week at the lake. The weather has cooled some and it was so nice. I had Monday and Tuesday off work, Monday I went to Cades Cove and we came back home Monday evening. Since I already had Tuesday off work, I went to the lake! I got there about 6:15 am and was able to walk the entire loop – something I haven’t done in a long time.

I had a feeling I was going to see the same sun rays I saw in Week 15. I was right, as the sun started coming through the trees, the rays began to shine down. I spotted a few deer nearby and decided I was going to sit there until one crossed the path. It took about 20 minutes, but finally one did. I was shooting away as she watched me the entire time she crossed! I was so excited, I kept checking the viewfinder the rest of the hike to make sure it really happened!

Further along the trail I came up on some more rays:

I did see an owl that morning but could not get a good shot of him before he flew off.

I was sitting on the side of the road watching a Great Blue Heron when this little bird flew up. I’m not sure what type of bird he is and he didn’t stay long.

The Heron I was watching started flying away so I tried some in-flight shots. I followed him all the way back around to the spillway trail. Every time he flew away he just flew further down the trail so I met up with him again and again. I’m sure he was tired of me!

I had made the full loop now and saw that people were filming a commercial there were packing up (they were setting up when I first got there). They had a car waiting and Governor Phil Bredeson came walking out to get in.

You never know what you’ll see at Radnor Lake…..

Wednesday was so nice so I decided to go to the lake during my lunch break. I spotted this fawn sleeping on the edge of the lake

I sat and watched him for a while and he got up to stretch and laid back down.

I went on my lunch break again on Thursday. It was quiet there, I didn’t see much but it was still so nice. I did get this little bird just singing away…

On Friday, I was meeting the Nashville Photography Meetup Group Downtown at 7pm so I had some time after work. I headed to the lake and was able to walk the entire loop again.

A distorted self portrait 🙂

This deer was busy eating the duckweed

Here is a deer that came walking up to me and got so close! This shot is only at 100mm

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One response

  1. ireena nieuwenhuis

    Awesome series of photographs. I particularly like the lovely light in the image. What a wonderful place to spend an early morning.

    July 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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