Saturday, May 06, 2006

A Day at Bashakill

We are off for the morning to Bashakill Marsh…
This 2200 acre wetland is thick with marsh plants,
grasses, canopied trails birds and other wildlife.
Hope you have a lovely day…
Will bring back pictures
"If the sight of the blue skies
fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass
springing up in the fields
has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature
have a message
that you understand,
for your soul
is alive."
---Eleonora Duse


Blogger MojoMan said...

What a glorious day! My soul is nearly throbbing. Thanks for the perfect poem to express the season.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Looks like a delightful place. Can't wait to see your photos!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

I am rejoicing. :)

Now, about the business of bears! I just read through what I have missed recently and lo and behold the bears! How exciting but how scary! I can't even imagine. One was spotted about 2 miles from our home, wandering around the public school area looking in trash cans and playing on the grounds. They finally lured it witih donuts so they could take it away from the elementary school. We live at the foothills of the Cascades and there is plenty of open, wild land nearby. I had driven around for weeks hoping to see this bear since I have never seen one in real life (except in zoos)! A view from my car would have been fine - not one in my garden while I am also there! LOL Stay safe! :)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

You're long gone as I write this - I'll be thinking of you today, wishing you godspeed, fabulous photos, and a wealth of nature's riches. Ah yes, rejoice!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Rexroth's Daughter said...

I hope you have a great day in Bashakill. It looks like a beautiful place to hike and photograph. I can't wait to see what you bring back.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Home Bird said...

Sounds wonderful, and I'm sure the gifts you bring back will be lovely.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Wow. These are really beautiful pictures. I love the path one...leading me on anothe adventure.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Yes, yes, and yes. Beautiful photos and I love the poem.

1:34 AM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Lovely poem and gorgeous photos, and I was pottering right along with you through the marshes and canopied trails - with hip waders, binoculars, camera and "bug juice".

9:14 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

Mojoman and jennifer
I always love getting out--- It doesn't happen as often as I would like - the marsh is a fantastic place to explore

bears -- more bears - I now have nearly 100 photos - cost us a heavy steel pole to get these photos.

pam in tucson and rexroth's daughter
thank you - wish you could come along

homebird and lindsay
there is never enough space to show all the fantastic photos of this marsh. One minute sun filled the next a mysterious dark woodland.

fran aka redondowriter
glad you enjoy the poem

oh- you know about the bug juice then? :=)
Wish you could come.

12:58 PM  

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