Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday-Plus a Reminder!

Wednesday is Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan of A Southern Daydreamer.

The following pictures are ones that I shot late winter. I shared them earlier on my blog, though many of you might not have seen the post. I had been out with my camera, looking for something to "shoot", when I came across this little pond. It was littered with white, debris. I walked closer and got a better view, realizing the debris were some 20-30 white swans. They were gorgeous. It was such a magical moment, to just sit and watch them swim about.
Look at these "love birds" showing their expression of love by reflecting the shape of a heart with their intertwined necks.
Across from the pond, was a field with some artistically shaped trees in it. You must know, I have a thing for trees. These spoke to me, as the sun began to set behind the branches. It was a lovely end to a blessed day.

And finally, I wanted to share this photo, taken by a fellow weather watcher. This photo was taken as a wall cloud was approaching the area last spring. I thought it perfect at this time of the year to share it again. A powerful image.

Happy Easter to All!
I want to remind everyone about Thrifty Thursday. I hope you will join me for it!
Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, dumpster diving, even antique stores. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it.
Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. So....do show and tell!
Be sure to grab a button and link back. Also, don't forget to come back here tonight at 8PM and paste your direct hyperlink to your Thrifty Thursday post here at Mr. Linky (assuming he will be nice tonight).


jennifer said...

Gorgeous photos!!

I have my Thrifty Thursday post working. It isn't quiiiiite finished, but it will be soon (by the grace of God).

Chandy said...

Wow, Leigh, you could have conquered at least three memes with those including yours! Lovely swans and those sunset pictures...

Watch for my TT post tomorrow!

Kirby3131 said...

Gorgeous photos! Those swans look beautiful and I'm quite fond of trees, too.

abeachcottage said...

i love the one of the bare tree with the real midnight blue behind it, great photo

i am hoping to play tomorrow, I have a thrifted tablescape I might like to do...

happy days


oh and p.s. so love the 'be nice or leave' button, so up my street!

Light and Voices said...

Swans and more swans...what a blessing. The two love birds were adorable. Happy Easter.

kimmcl said...

Omigosh Leigh - that last picture took my breath away! It needs to be framed.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Lovely photos -- lately, I've really been admiring swans - so I loved your picture of the two love swans.

Carrie said...

Love the swan pictures.... reminds me of summers in Michigan when I was a kid.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Smilingsal said...

Those swans are so graceful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Here's mine:

Barb~Bella Vista said...

The swans are so beautiful....lovely!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

What beautiful Photos, the swans are exceptionally beautiful thank you for sharing. wishing you and your family the most blessed and happy Easter.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Leigh! Love the swans....Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Anonymous said...

Love your photos of the Swans...just Gorgeous. And the Weathrman photos of the cloud and the Crosses....Just Breattaking! Happy Easter and Happy Outdoor Wednesday..Kathy

Elisabeth said...

Lovely photographs. I especially like the lines of the swans...so graceful. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy b said...

Wow, I'm glad you looked closer at the white litter on that pond.

Kathy b