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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Walk and Click Wednesdays ~ February 20, 2013

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This week my wandering spirit led me to Maumelle Park near the Arkansas River.
 
There was a crisp, chilly wind blowing across the water.
 
As I wandered through the park I was surprised to see an old cemetery on a hill almost hidden by a wood fence. It was terribly neglected; fallen limbs, high weeds, and many broken grave markers. I did a little research and discovered it is the Ives Cemetery. I imagine at one time there was a small community here along the river. Maybe the Ive's family had the extra land to donate for a community cemetery. The oldest marked grave was 1876.
 
The rest of the time was spent watching the birds and ducks.
Thankfully I had tucked my zoom lens in my camera bag!
I certainly gave it a good workout!
 
This guy made me laugh.
He hit the water at a very high rate of speed.
Guess there's no putting on the breaks!
 
This is my favorite image of the day.
Is this not precious?
A little one snuggling.
 
I want to thank Lissa at LAF Customs Designs for hosting this link up each week.
It makes me get outside,
wander around,
discover new things,
enjoy the beauty of Arkansas,
and
just breathe.
 
"He lives most life whoever breathes most air."
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 
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12 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice day to spend at the lake - what kind of reeds are those in the first image?

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  2. What a great unexpected find in the cemetery. One of the many things that I love about the digital age right now, is that history won't be lost like it was in the past. Sometimes we know too much about something, but I would rather have that then not know hardly anything.

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  3. What a great walk! The ducks are adorable - and I love how you caught one just as it's landing in the water.

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  4. So happy you are taking us along on these walks. Love the suck landing series :)

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  5. What a lovely outing, Cathy. It makes me long for the country and to get away from the city! Lovely water shots!

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  6. Last image is so precious ~ Lovely photography ~ !

    I walk every day with my little Yorkie ~ not always easy sometimes to take a photo with her ~ most times it works!

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  7. Another great day of wandering - and how delightful to see sunshine - I guess I'll get my dose by enjoying your photos! Love those green reeds against the water and the snuggling ducks.

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  8. Looks like you have some lovely places to walk and take image. I do love that last one so much. Too cute.

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  9. Cathy ... what a super walk ... your images made me smile. I see a crocodile in the drift wood in your second image. Yes, I see things in things. ;-> Your water fowl images are superb ... great action and a bit of fair feathered love. Nice job! Thanks for sharin gin Walk and Click Wednesdays!! Glad to see you back.

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  10. Looks like you had a great walk love the cuddly ducks ....

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  11. Cathy, I adore that last image! Snuggling...so so sweet.

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