Saturday, May 26, 2007

Good Planets are Hard to Find

I've had a great time posting the Good Planets Carnival this month, all of these gorgeous pics! So, lets get right to it...

From Linda and Denny Braun:

I forgot the Good Planet entry for this past weekend, plus we were traveling from Arizona to New Mexico. So I thought I'd send a couple of pix early so I don't miss the next Good Planet post.

Two sunsets that only the desert could provide

Rarely do we think about Cactus and Snow at the same time!

From Wrenaissance Woman:

Portrait of a Wood Poppy in Bloom

From River Sider, who blogs at The Ribble Cycle Diaries

"We let a river shower its banks with a spirit that invades the people living there, and we protect that river, knowing that without its blessings the people have no source of soul." ~ Thomas Moore

There are lots more gorgeous river pics at the link!

From Yankee Transferred:

I stepped outside to go to my car one evening and looked west toward downtown. Here is the sky over the city at dusk.
"Yankee T"

From C Corax:
Again, Robin encouraged me to send these photos. I'm dedicating them to her, because I took them on her birthday.

I set up a folding stool and tripod, and watched this flicker for almost an hour as she enlarged her nest hole.

I'd hear the tap tap tap, then see her poke her head out, wood chips in bill, then she'd shake her head and let the chips float away on the stiff breeze that was blowing.

Two from Susannah at Wanderin' Weeta (With Waterfowl and Weeds)

These were taken in the BC Interior, near Chase. We stayed in a cabin deep in the bush for about a month and I set up a makeshift table on the deck and put out water, sunflower seeds and peanuts for the birds. We had chickadees, nuthatches (who spent most of their time ferrying away seeds to hide, barely taking time to eat), a gray jay or two and this Clark's nutcracker.

And the chipmunk, who, like the nuthatches, was extremely busy all that month collecting for the winter. He would stuff his cheeks until nothing more fit, then dash off to stash them and come back for more. It looks like he did a fair amount of swallowing; by the end of the month, see how fat he was!

This one's from Dave Dorsey at the Bird Treatment & Learning Center:

My wife Ruth took this at Moose Pass, Alaska this past Sunday. A beautiful day with a beautiful view.

Dave blogs at BirdTLC

From Liza Lee Miller :

Near Big Sur, Central California Coast. Cows, wildflowers, cliffs, ocean. Does it get any better than this?

From My own trip yesterday to The Garden in the Woods, in Massachusetts:

Spring is in full bloom here in New England, with temps in the eighties yesterday, a simply beautiful day in the woods.

The Bullfrogs were creating a symphony when we dallied near the pond.

From Robin Andrea At The Dharma Bums:
Here are two pics for Good Planets. I couldn't choose between them. The first one is a true view of how we see the world.

I like the minus-tide and the eagle far off on one of the pilings. It's what Fort Townsend often looks like when we get down to the beach. The second is a close-up of probably the same eagle, taken a few days before.

*Remember, click the pic for a larger view

We had been walking along, my sister was trying to get a shot of some herons far off in the shoreline, when I turned around and this eagle was in a tree not 100 feet from us. We were stunned. It let us take several photographs before it flew off. Closest we've ever been to an eagle. Both views capture the essence of our very good planet.

Susannah of Wanderin Weeta has very generously offered to host Good Planets for June. Her email address is susannah AT dccnet DOT com


Blogger Yankee T said...

Lovely, so so so lovely. Thank you for hosting us in May.

7:34 AM, May 26, 2007  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I think Liza Lee asks the right question: Does it get any better than this? Thank you for hosting the Good Planets Gallery, sbgypsy. What a lovely view of earth we have here.

10:08 AM, May 26, 2007  
Blogger Wanderin' Weeta said...

Great pics! I almost wish I had a battery of computers so that I could load a stack of them on as backgrounds!

And some intriguing contrasts; those desert skies, followed by snow on cactus, for one.

Thanks, Gypsy!

2:49 PM, May 26, 2007  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Beautiful! Those are such nice photos. I like that first one, very much. How true that it's a sunset that you have to be in the desert to take.

5:31 PM, May 26, 2007  
Anonymous C. Corax said...

Another set of amazing photos. Thank you, everyone! Most of them are places I'll never get to visit, and so the photos are appreciated for showing me what I'll never see on my own. But The Garden in the Woods--I've been there! It is so beautiful! Highly recommended to anyone who finds him of herself near Framingham Mass.

6:36 PM, May 26, 2007  

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