I feel compelled to warn everyone......this is going....no, this IS, a really bad year for ticks.
Kids that play outside need to be checked every night......
Adults that walk in the woods qualify, too.
And pets, always. Even if you put Frontline or similar products on them.......they still need to be checked.
On our day trip, we went to the Lake George Land Conservany 'Rookery'.
Herons like to nest in 'snags', tall trees over water with no foliage......this place is preserved for them.
We walked quite a ways to find it, and
we I wanted to give up...... and then we were there.
We all stood in absolute quiet, in awe.
And the herons, well, they just watched us, to see. Friend or foe.
In all the craziness that goes on in this world, the busyness, the worry...........here it is all about starting a family in the tops of these trees.
Living life as it comes. One minute at a time.
Doesn't that sound sweet?
They give new meaning to " high rise".
We could only stare with wonder at it all.
We didn't stay long, we felt like intruders, who were being tolerated for a look, but not invited to stay.
And we were ok with that.
All that hiking makes a body tired.
Loving my zoom lens.
Oh, yeah, after checking the kids for ticks, found out that one had lodged himself into my back.......so even old folks are fair game. Or maybe it is just that we are 'sweeter' with age.....you know, like cheese, or wine.....which I totally understand now.
Enjoy the view!!!