Sunday, May 24, 2009

Look what I found!



I found my beloved Loon pair this morning! I just had to share this with you today. I kayaked all over a 230 acre lake in order to find these two. It was worth every moment.

Hope you are all having a sunshine filled weekend!

27 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

How exciting, Shelley! They are gorgeous.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What was it like to kayake over a 230 acre lake? Your muscles must be aching, but it was worth it because the picture is the first one I've ever seen of a pairs of Loons. It is outstanding! I applaud your efforts.

Karen said...

Yay! Now questions - why are there only one pair in such a big area? Do they mate for life? Do they fly south for the winter?
Boy can you tell I know nothing about Loons. :)
HAGD! Karen

Sue said...

Oh Shelley, how beautiful. You're so lucky to be able to capture them. Very lovely shot!

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

Wow, what a great shot! They are so beautiful.
You sound like me just now. My daughter and I were just giddy with excitement that our two bass fishys made it through the winter and were "following" us around our pond tonight. I can relate to your post!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful picture.
Hugs,
Penny

The Retired One said...

Have your hubby give you a great shoulder massage...cuz we want more photos. ha

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

They are beautiful!

And that spotted nubian buck in an earlier post is too. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Shelley... Maybe if you would have asked the loons, they may have pushed you back to shore!!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

grammy said...

They are beautiful. Bet you used up some calories doing all that paddling. I love the way the one head is sticking up behind the other Loon. Keep adventuring.

Catherine Holman said...

You lucky duck! Kayaking sounds so soothing!
Hugs,
Cathie

Goat Creek Grandma said...

The picture of the loons is beautiful and I admire your energy. I can't imagine doing all that kayaking! :)

Debbie

Dixxe's Doodles said...

WOW Shelley, thats an awesome photo...you can really see how low the loon rides in the water! I know it was an adventure finding them!

George said...

I'm glad you found your loons. Now you can truly enjoy your weekend at the cabin. I hope you're having a great one!

Judy said...

They are so beautiful. I'm glad you found them and shared with us. You kayaking sounded fun but tiring. That's a big lake.

Connie said...

Wow..you got your exercise today. Hope you found your way home! They are pretty neat! Love the photos. Connie

Sharon said...

Shelley thank you for filling my request for loon pictures. That was so sweet of you. Now go rest. Sharon

Charli and me said...

Oh how cute ♥ I'm so glad you found them and were kind enough to share them with all of us. They are beautiful ♥ Thank you.

Amy said...

WOW! I drew in my breath when I pulled up your blog, I LOVE loons! Beautiful pic, and so worth the effort and six-pack :)This is my first visit here, and will for sure be back, Hubs and I dream of a log cabin...

smallpines said...

Oh, Shelley! What a wonderful photo! Glad you found your friends. Sorry I've been out of the loop - we're in the heat of the move right now! I plan to buy a canoe (as you know, LOL) as soon as we "land." Can't wait.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

THEY. ARE. BEAUTIFUL.

Ginger said...

What a great picture of the loons. I'm so glad you found them. Good exercise too.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How neat! Great photo:)
Rondell

Cathy Weymouth said...

I only got a glimpse of our loons this past weekend at our family camp on a pond in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Thanks for sharing yours as I am now home and wishing I had seen more of them. Ours are protected and signs are posted around their nesting site. There were no signs up this weekend - possibly it's too soon for nesting?

Jane In The Jungle said...

They are gorgeous Shelley!!
That has to be so exciting, finding them after the winter!!

Dawn said...

glad you captured them on film! i hope you had time to take a nap afterwards!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Great shots of the loon! Your project looks like a lot of fun (as well as hard work!) :)