I am running a bit short on time, so I thought for this week I would combine two meme's I enjoy taking part in.
When we were driving back from visiting Gregg's family for the 4th of July weekend, Gregg found himself getting too sleepy to drive and I wasn't much better myself. He decided to take a break in our journey and we would nap in the car if we had to. The town of Tappahannock is the place we chose to rest up. Feeling that tired and having to stop turned out to be a very happy happenstance, as when Gregg drove down a hill and stopped by the Rappahannock River, we walked to the water's edge and noticed this lovely sight.
I recognized the pole and the platform first as I remembered seeing something similar on a trip to North Carolina years ago. We were making our way on a long bridge and every mile or so, not too far out in the water, we could see Osprey sitting on the same kind of platform. I was hoping that this was the same thing and when I looked through the camera lens I was thrilled to see two chicks looking very comfortable out there.
I had to crop the photos very closely and consequently they aren't that clear, but I am not complaining because I considered myself very lucky to be even this close. Gregg got quite a kick out of them too. He is beginning to love nature as much as I am and tells me often. It's really lovely to share this hobby we now both have.
It was hard to tear ourselves away but after another short walk along the river we decided we were able to continue our journey. Also the cool breeze off the water had really helped. I drove the rest of the way home bright and breezy thanks to our sighting of the Osprey, while Gregg was able to catch up on some much needed sleep.
If you want to find out more about Osprey, you can go here.
Before we got back to the car we saw these pilings even further away. If you enlarge them you can just about make out two more Osprey sitting there, maybe three. I think these were adults but no expert so don't really know.
Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.
Michelle also has a very loving tribute to her friend Bobbie today.
Thank you 2sweetnsaxy for hosting this great meme.