Golden Hour at the Rhododendron Garden
Today (15 Oct 2013) and yesterday have been beautiful fall days, with gorgeous sunsets. After a long day, it was time to check out the ducks and the golden sunlight at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.
The entrance is always worth appreciating.
Here’s this wood duck!
I can’t believe a took a photo like this!
There is always a duck sitting on that log. Although, sometimes it’s a heron.
Many ducks posed for me. This one had been dabbling in some delicious pond weeds. Oops! You’ve got some still dangling from your beak!
It was my first time seeing a nutria at the Rhododendron Garden!
There was a tiny goose, is it a Cackling Goose?
Dunk and eat, dunk and eat!
Another view of the tiny goose.
The sky was getting darker.
Look at this duck posing for me! Amazing.
And the fall colors were outstanding as well.
This was one of my favorite trees.
I love to see the dark branches in between the bright yellow.
The log at a later point.
I tried to capture the moon and the fountain, I found it difficult, but this is my best result.
Four geese in a row! Cool band pic.
And there was this crazy goose who really wanted me to take his picture. I did my best, but it was getting pretty darn dark on us.
He had some cuckoo domestic ducks as friends (right behind him).
The lamp above the tree branches in the parking lot was quite nice.
Other sights that were hard to photograph: a heron in a tree! Never seen that before… My FIRST sighting of a KINGFISHER!!!! What an amazing bird! I am so happy. And, what looked to be some ring-necked ducks, but it was hard to tell. They were diving, and that’s all that matters. Diving ducks are the cutest, aren’t they?