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Sunday, May 11, 2014

A few things I saw while riding my bike today...


After rushing around a hot kitchen today cooking and serving a Mother's Day brunch I needed a little relaxation time so I went for a ride with my camera. I went to Forest Lawn Cemetery, and I know this may sound odd but it is really beautiful...and it is also an unofficial bird sanctuary. The image above, and the last one below, are of Mirror Lake. Those of the geese are pretty self explanatory. I also thought it was interesting in that while I saw a lot of geese walking around with their little goslin, there were also a fair amount of birds of prey hovering overhead (not sure what they were but they were large and looked menacing). The only grave I photographed is the one pictured below...and I chose this one because it made me think of a Hobbit grave. Anyhow, it was a pleasant ride and just what I needed. To see previous images from this cemetery click here or here.










Urban Simplicity.

4 comments:

Kim said...

I live in Tonawanda & enjoy reading your blog & seeing the lovely pictures you take. My daughter & I were at Forest Lawn this afternoon. She needed a theme for her photography class & I suggested the monuments at Forest Lawn. We walked all over the place & it was nice to see so many people there today.

Jesse Smith said...

Those circling birds are turkey vultures. You can tell them by their two-tone wings and by the wobbly, almost stalling way that they fly.

Joe George said...

Kim, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. Forest Lawn is a real gem for our area. I hope your daughter's photos came out good for her class.

Joe George said...

Jesse, Thanks. Someone else had mentioned this to me as well. In the past I have gotten better shots of their faces and they have ugly red, almost turkey-like faces. I wonder if they were hunting the many baby geese that were around...the parents kept a pretty tight leash on them, thought.