Thursday, January 19, 2006

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Great Blue Heron
Originally uploaded by PhoebeJ.
I went to Atlanta on business and found myself "shopped out" at the Gift Mart. My flight wasn't leaving until 3:30 PM so I rented a car and took myself to the Chattahoochee Nature Center about 30 miles north of Atlanta. It was a gray day so the lighting wasn't great, but there were some nice birds.

Here's a Great Blue Heron. No trick to taking a decent picture of a GBH (in England GBH means "grievous bodily harm"--but I digress) especially when they are standing still.

I saw a tree with interesting exfoliating bark. My neighbor in Connecticut always likes trees with exfoliating bark because they provide "winter interest." Every profession has its jargon!

Exfoliating Bark


Grumpy Old Man said...

i like the reflected reeds BEHIND the heron.

Phoebe said...

Yeah, I cropped it so that you can't see the reeds themselves because I wanted the heron to be bigger.

Nancy said...

Nice looking heron!

Hey, you know anything about the Waterbury area? Anywhere a couple could live nearby that would not cost a fortune and is a good place to live?