Yesterday, I returned to the Wehr Nature Center where I had volunteered as a trail guide for their school programs before I got a job as a historic interpreter. It was good to see the place again, the furry and scaly and feathered and leafy friends as well as the humans. I was helping sell snacks for their Homemade Holiday event. Families bustled about creating holiday decorations and cookies throughout the building, while a moist, gray blanket of fog settled warmly outside. When the activities were over, I grabbed my camera and headed out for a walk around the lake. Dusk crept up, and Canada geese honked loudly from surface to sky, jockeying for shelter for the night. It was as if I was looking at an old friend wearing an expression I’d not seen before. Some things had changed: new fences were in place. The duck blind at the edge of the lake had been repaired. I felt like we’d both been out of touch for a while. I sat down on a bench to renew our acquaintance.
I love the title! Lovely photos, Scilla.
Thanks, Naomi! There’s a kind of calm in returning, after the introductions are done. That’s how it felt, anyway.
There is definitely a feeling of calm to the photos.
Yes, that’s what I saw. 🙂
Especially like the last image.
Thanks; the ripples at the top of the frame were from the geese landing out on the lake. It made a nice pattern in contrast to the still water on by the bank.
What beautiful..peace-filled winter scenes and images!
Thanks, Marcie! And thanks for stopping by!
I love the silhouette! Looks like a nice place to volunteer.
It’s a very friendly place. I feel like one of the preschoolers when I’m there, full of simple wonder and a lot of questions!
A little bit of Karen influence in that bottom one.. she is so brilliant she gets everywhere ! and this is most excellent 🙂
True; she is the iconic “calm”.