Thursday, August 21, 2014

Skywatch Friday 71

A few photos taken during a long walk to Dawley Conservancy Park and Dunn's Marsh on the evening of Friday, August 8.



The sky, as I set out on a 6-mile walk about 6pm -- it was a perfect summer evening.

This section of the Capitol City State Trail is lined with sunflowers
and other wildflowers.

They tower overhead at a height of 8-9 feet.

A look towards the pond over sunflowers and reeds.

A kingfisher keeps watch over the pond at Dunn's Marsh.

Sunflowers bending towards the setting sun.

Did I mention how tall they are??

Bridge near the hub where different state and local trails connect.

A glimpse of the sky on my return home.


For more pics from this walk see yesterday's post, In Search of Sunflowers

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14 comments:

PlantPostings said...

Beautiful! We've certainly had a pleasant summer, though cooler for the most part than "normal." This upcoming heat wave seems like it should have happened in July. No complaints here. The only time I don't like Wisconsin weather is when we have tornadoes, and during the never-ending winter months of February and early March. So, I'm enjoying summer while it lasts!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like how you framed the sky with those wild sunflowers!

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Heather said...

Beth: Thank you, and I hear you on the weather. This weekend's forecast does seem about a month too late, but it's hard to complain, considering how mild this summer has been compared to the last two. Don't know about you, but I plan to stay indoors where it's cooler and read this weekend. *grin*

Heather said...

Spare Parts: Thank you, it's hard not to fill up a frame with sunflowers at Dawley, they are so prolific over there. ☺

Heather said...

Thanks, Jim!

fredamans said...

Those are some stately and beautiful sunflowers!

Uppal said...

LOVE THE LAST ONE.GREAT SHOT!

maryaustria said...

An amazing series of photos! Great!

Heather said...

Thanks Freda, Uppal, and Mary!

Alice Audrey said...

Talk about a flat sky. The first flower shot looks indoors. I can see it's not, but it still looks like a wall.

Heather said...

Alice: The light depended on where I was along the trail, and whether I was shooting those on the south side of the trail, or north. The light was even flatter last Thursday after a stormy afternoon.

Alice Audrey said...

You're more likely to have problems with that than I am, as the sky there tends to be more consistent. Still, on an overcast day, there isn't much you can do. I ended up with a ton of those in Canada. Apparently they get more rain fall than we do in Montana.

Heather said...

Yeah, they don't call Montana "big sky country" for nothing. And yeah -- not much you can do about overcast conditions. On one hand, it's better than trying to take pics on a cloudless afternoon, especially middle of the day, but on the otherhand, it can also be too dark and gloomy to really capture the area being visited.