Island Life

An exploring kind of day. . .

Tumbling brooks


Meandering streams


 Marsh Marigolds

 Family: Buttercup  – Ranunculaceae  (for you Diane!)

Katherine’s catch


We spotted Chickadees, Evening Grosbeaks, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Robins, Myrtle Warblers and Great Blue Herons and the lovely Purple Finch

Purple Finch – George Miller Photo credit

Thoreau wrote:

“A little girl has just brought me a purple finch or American linnet. These birds are now moving south. It reminds me of the pine and spruce, and the juniper and cedar on whose berries it feeds. It has the crimson hues of the October evenings, and its plumage still shines as if it had caught some of their tints. We know it chiefly as a traveller. It reminds me of many things I had forgotten. Many a serene evening lies snugly packed under its wing. Journal, October 7, 1842 .”

 Photo credits – Rinda Dean


15 thoughts on “An exploring kind of day. . .

  1. Joanne says:

    Beautiful photography…wish I could be wisked away to that lovely stream! Great quote by a favourite author of mine!Just lovely!Joanne


  2. I’m struck by that line, "It reminds me of many things I had forgotten." Catching up here tonight has done that for me. I’ve been immersed in packing and painting and hosting and haven’t had time to go for a walk in the woods, but your photos and quotes have been a wonderful virtual visit! The baby foxes captured my heart, and what flower would I be…? Maybe a snapdragon. Snappy and dragon-ish sometimes, but Christ in me makes me beautiful in spite of me!Jeanne


  3. such a beautiful walk. I enjoyed seeing the marsh marigold in the wild. We have one in a pot in our pond. It grows so fast we constantly have to cut it back. All the photos are wonderful.Thanks for the tip on the tide. I feel quite silly to think that it is obvious just by the wet or not wet sand. We’ll never have to wonder again.


  4. Beautiful meanderings..I love the little bird and..who got to eat that wonderful fish?Our middle son caught some trout over Memorial weekend and cooked them up for us, fresh and yummy (once you got past the bones)


Thanks for leaving a comment!

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

You are commenting using your 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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s