Weekly Photo Challenge – Elements

“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air or the movement of water?” – 

No place is like Yellowstone National Park that includes all the elements on this planet we call home. Its vast land covers mountains and flat land, waterfall, and volcano.

“Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The Caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining nearly-intact ecosystem in the Earth’s northern temperate zone. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

 

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 Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

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Around the Lake

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We are delighted to live so close to Laguna Lake. It’s within walking distance, but the road is a little hilly, so most of the time we drive there. The loop around the lake is 0.77 miles (1.24 km). My husband usually runs two or three times around the lake in the afternoon. I may get to walk one or two rounds. With the sunny blue sky, thick or thin clouds, the ducks, birds, and turtles, I sometimes enjoy taking photos and don’t get to walk too much. I give an excuse to myself because I work out at the gym in the morning.

It’s a relaxing place to go for walking, taking photos, and watch people fishing, horseback riding, walking their dogs. I’m thankful to have a local, beautiful, well- maintained lake so close to home.

Daily Prompt: Loop

Daily Prompt: Local

Daily Prompt: Sunny

Weekly Photo Challenge – Egyptian Geese

We walked around Laguna Lake today. I saw two ducks that I had never seen before. I took some photos. Here are the photos of them together and individually. I am hoping some experts could help me name these lovely ducks!

Good news! Ineke Kruger  at https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com just helped me identify the name of these ducks or geese. They are Egyptian Geese. See the last photo for info. Thank you, Ineke Kruger!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Duck Duck Goose

I remember playing Duck Duck Goose as a child. We liked to play tricks to make the game fun to play.

Ducks! Ducks! We have the pleasure to watch the ducks doing all kinds of fun things while swimming in Laguna Lake where we go on our daily walk.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Duck Duck Goose

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

We went on the afternoon walk around Laguna Lake in our neighborhood. It’s always intriguing to watch these graceful ducks go with the flow on the water leisurely.

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Once in awhile they make a turn with no hurry.

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The water reflects the late afternoon sun creating golden color. What a relaxing life the ducks have!

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

Camera: Canon SX 700 HS 30X Optical Zoom, Point and Shoot

– Photo by Miriam Hurdle