Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sand Hill Cranes on Gateway

While doing 14 miles on Gateway Trail yesterday, I glanced through the trees to a distant marsh area and caught sight of a pair of SAND HILL CRANES ... huge magnificent birds.
Not a great shot here; that's a tree branch at the bottom edge of the picture.
Never had I seen these larger-than-great herons before.


Many bicycles, horses, roller bladers, dogs on leashes ... and runners...
Even on a Monday .... We are on the edge of spring.

A young five-year-old bicycle girl...
The mile markers on Gateway helped us keep track of our 14 miles yesterday.


Stillwater Bridge is closed today due to flood waters reaching the bridge deck.
Here, on Sunday afternoon, traffic was still using the bridge.



Historic health care bill is signed: a century of journey toward this milestone ....
with hope for further humanitarian progress for the United States.
May those who have health care rejoice in sharing with those who do not.

7 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Hooray for Spring!

We have a few of those cranes in our neighborhood. They are nearly as tall as I am and, indeed, a treat to see as well as hear.

Just_because_today said...

YAY to the health care bill!!!

do you always run with a camera? sometimes I use my phone to take pictures. I think it is a better camera than a phone!
I run on a trail very similar to yours, maybe all trails are alike

peter said...

Obama joins LBJ and FDR in creating a safety social net for Americans. Hmmm, what's common to all three?

Susie Hemingway said...

Such a lovely optimistic upbeat post and how wonderful to see the majestic cranes! Spring is on it's way here too after a very long Winter. The signs are truly there and this weekend it's our Village Spring Flower Show so I need to find a few displays, we have some daffodils and a little heather but not much more. Very best wishes to you Sunshine x

Anne said...

I'm with Peter. It's nice to see someone's looking out for the little guys again.

amybee said...

SUPER Yay on the health care bill!

SUPER DUPER yay to spring!

Just_because_today said...

and I wish I was up to 14 miles! that is great!