More Daylight = Yay! My after-work adventure...

As I sat at work today pondering the fact that I haven't taken any new photos recently, it struck me that I had an extra hour of sun today. (and have since Sunday, but it was, in fact, sunny today.) And warm! So off I went, after work, to see what I could see with my last precious hour or so of good light. I headed south for about 20 minutes until I ended up near Misquamicut beach in Westerly. I looooved just being outside and soaking up the sunshine and fresh early Spring air. And the birds were out....so many, their songs and chirps all melted together in a cacophonous melody and I wasn't quite sure where to look first...

This chubby American Robin was chirping so loud I had to take his photo. He was totally posing for me, too. It's the same one in both shots. I just love their clownish faces and fat bellies. heh.

These two swans swam and dived around together for a while before swimming off into the sunset.

There were about a thousand red-winged blackbirds. Twittering and chirping and making noises that sounded like songs but not quite. They were in every treetrop as I looked back over the landscape, like little black inkblots sitting on the trees and branches. I caught this one in "mid-sing."

Reflections from an old building in the calm inlets off Misquamicut beach.

I really kind of wanted to jump into the water until I remembered it wasn't going to be nice enough for swimming until mid summer. Whoops! 

Objects in mirror may be larger than they appear...um, yes! Gigundo seaside mansions! Drool. :)

The sun went down and the tide went out....

And I thought the moon looked huge in the early dusk sky...and these eight foot- high reeds seemed to be almost touching the moon. 

Happy Friday! It is supposed to be beautiful here today, early summer weather...Enjoy!

10 comments:

Cassandra said...

Oh I really really love the moon shot!! Great stuff!!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Oh Mary, so much good stuff here! That robin shot against the blue sky has to be one of my favorites from you. I love how the light is hitting the branches.

That tide photo is also GREAT - the horizontal lines in the sand are really unique.

Caitlin said...

On Saturday it will be the largest full moon in 20 years, it may be why it looks so full lately.

Also, love the red-winged blackbirds; their call reminds me of being at the cottage or anywhere near the water in the summertime. I always thought it sounded like they are saying "Birdieeee!!"

Mary said...

Ohh! I heard about the moon tomorrow...I'll be looking to take some pics! The exciting life of photography! :)lol ..

Urban Mama said...

Happy Friday to you too Mary! Im in love with the last moon shot. Have a great weekend

T @ Poppy Place said...

Mary, these are such great shots. I LOVE the swans, how I miss swans. The sun on the ocean, gorgeous. :)

Have a lovely weekend, T. :)

preetalina said...

I just love after-work adventures too! It's really great to be able to work from home. :)

Regina said...

Delightful scenes!

O. Joy said...

It looks like a beautiful day!!!!

Taylors Inspiration said...

These are all such beautiful photos, I love the swans!

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