Glad to have you visit Mountain Meadows Photographs. I hope you enjoy my view of nature. I am not one for a lot of words, so it is mostly photographs.

Unless noted all of the photographs are my original work.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Here are some of the birds I found the other day at the refuge.

Ring-necked Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant - Rooster

Hen - Ring-necked Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant - Hen

Western Grebe
Western Grebe

Mallard ducks
Mallard Ducks

American Avocet
American Avocet

American Avocet
American Avocet

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Day With The Birds

I was watching this Yellow-headed Blackbird when a rival came and pounced on it. For about five minutes I could hear them fighting in the water. One eventually flew off and the victor came up to dry its feathers.

Before the fight

In the wind

After the fight - all wet

Still a little wet

American Avocets playing ring around the roses.

Black-necked Stilt

Snowy Egret

White Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Sun Came Out

The sun finally came out this afternoon. It seems like forever since I last saw it. I rushed home got my camera and this is what I found

Eared Grebe

Red-breasted Merganser

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Graduation Day

Friday April 10, 2009 was a great day at our house. Katie graduated from college. She is now a Veterinary Technician looking for a job. As the proud father I wish to share photographs of the graduate, her proud husband, beaming parents and grandparents.

Thank You Linda for the beautiful picture of our daughter

Friday, April 10, 2009

Zions National Park the way I see it.

Zion National Park can be overwhelming if you don't do it right. First start out small and low. Keep your eyes on the ground and enjoy the flowers.
The cactus might have buds hinting of blossoms to come.
There will always be blossoms to enjoy both large and small.

You may even find evidence of last years bloom.
If you look close enough you may even find the smallest of spiders hidden in the stems.
Now after a short time you can start to look further off the trail.
Where you might see the occasional squirrel or lizard sunning on a rock.

Now it is time to start to notice the water. Whether pouring off the rocks or rushing down the Virgin River. Look and you will find waterfalls to delight you. It may be a desert, but there is water everywhere.

You are now ready to look up and take a few trails and climb above the canyons to look down. After all Zions National Park is all about the rocks.