Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Swans and clouds and trees, oh my!

Well, I went for a ride last week. I know, what else is new? But the sun was shining, there were beautiful clouds, and the trees were really changing color.

This is by the Grand River. This, and all the others, look better when you click on them and choose all sizes in Flickr. The large version shows them off much better.
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Here's where it's imperative to see the large version if you want to see the swans. Even if you can't see the swans, I love the reflection of the clouds in the water.
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Though you can only see three here, there were a pair of swans with their three (full-sized) babies.
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Distant swans.
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Then I had to get shots of the different trees. DSCN0954
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But this one really thrilled me. The only thing that has been changed in this photo is that Kitty used Photoshop to take the telephone line out. Please click on this one even if you didn't on the others. The rainbows are really something.
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32 comments

Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I believe I've seen those called "god clouds" elsewhere. Nice shutterbuggin', sis.

And no dead aviatrix' bones anywhere in sight. Can I take my fingers out of my ears now?

Wed Nov 02, 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Bucky! God clouds, I really like that.

Yes, you may take your fingers out of your ears. No aviatrix' bones. Unless there's something in the barn where you, um, put that note.

Wed Nov 02, 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Down with telephone lines! I really like DSCN0961.

Wed Nov 02, 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Those are fantastic lady, I cant even think of anything dirty to say...

Wed Nov 02, 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Mr B! I just love the fall colors.

Jess, thanks! That's really a compliment!

Wed Nov 02, 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

Lovely photos, darlin ... and yeah, "God Clouds" really is the perfect turn of phrase.

Oh, God ... now LOOK where she put her fingers. BAD Bucky! BAD!

Wed Nov 02, 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nilbo, thank you! You probably have cool-looking stuff like this in your area, too. God clouds is a great term.

Yes, well, there's just no telling where Bucky's fingers might end up.

Wed Nov 02, 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

WOW and I mean WOW ~ Like Bucky said, God Clouds, no doubt about it. All the others are just beautiful too. Keep taking picture Squirl, you do it so well . . . and then I get to see them. Thanks!

Wed Nov 02, 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nanina! I always hope people won't get bored by my posting of pictures here. I just love it so much. I'm hoping there will be things photo-worthy in the winter, too. Thanks again.

Wed Nov 02, 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Yay!! Squirl's pics!! The colors in the broad shot of the woods are fantastic! Of course I was hoping you'd take a picture of the actual bones. A girl really can't get enough bone pictures.

Wed Nov 02, 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger whfropera said...

doesnt michigan in the fall just rock?

Wed Nov 02, 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, thanks. The bodies are Bucky's side of the story. I don't think she was thinking of bones when she wrote that. I think I see her fingers going back in her ears.

OperaGal, hi! Yes, it does. It's so gorgeous here that it takes my breath away on a daily basis.

Wed Nov 02, 09:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Hey! What are you implying about my fingers? I haven't had my hands in my pants more than half a dozen times today, so you people need to back the fuck off.

Wed Nov 02, 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Once again your photos are amazing. You guys get out to the best places.

Thu Nov 03, 01:04:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, I only mentioned ears. Did anybody say anything about pants....?

Kranki, thank you! West Michigan, especially by the river and lakeshore, has some really beautiful scenery. I don't want the East side to feel bad. I just don't get over there very often so I don't see it.

Thu Nov 03, 07:05:00 AM  
Blogger August95 said...

Thank you for the tour again Squil. Beautiful shots. I will take a tour of your flickr account this afternoon.

Thu Nov 03, 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Beautiful pictures, Squirl!

And that last one is just breathtaking!

Thu Nov 03, 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

Love the pics! Never bored with such pretty fall pics!

Thu Nov 03, 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

August, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. Thanks

Ladybug, thank you! I was so pleased to be in the right place at the right time for that last one.

Effie, good because I have a few more of them. :-)
Thanks!

Thu Nov 03, 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Whatever happened to that Kitty person? She was such a bitch anyways :). Pretty hot tho.

Love the pictures! I'm glad you're catchin the shutterbug's - you're putting waaaay better use to your OBB than I :)!!!

*SMOOCHIES*

Thu Nov 03, 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

I love the pictures!
Very beautiful.

What happened to Kitty? I miss her Blog. :o(

Thu Nov 03, 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, are you dissin' the Kitty? LOL Thanks about the pictures!

MD, thanks! And Kitty is in a better place now.

Fri Nov 04, 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Hi! It's almost the weekend--woohoo! Happy weekend :)

Fri Nov 04, 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, woo hoo! And I love your new profile pic! Is that from working on your garage?

Fri Nov 04, 05:16:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I finally took time to go through and see them up close. These are absolutely glorious. Thank you for sharing. You make me want to get outside.

Fri Nov 04, 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, thank you and you're welcome. Please do make sure you get out and see the colors before they're gone in your area.

Fri Nov 04, 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I was starting to feel bummed that I slept and played on the computer all day... but then I remembered I could get my outdoorsy fix here :).

Ok, going back to bed - lol :).

Sat Nov 05, 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, glad to be your outdoors.

Sat Nov 05, 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Okay those pictures are unbelievably beautiful and I thank you for taking them.

Mon Nov 07, 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amy, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Nature just lends itself to making wonderful photos.

Mon Nov 07, 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Oh these are beautiful!

The blue sky in those first few are just terrific.

And the prism effect on the last one really is lovely.

Tue Nov 08, 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thank you, Danielle. You're such a good photographer so I really appreciate it.

Tue Nov 08, 08:00:00 PM  

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