Down by the stream

Such a perfect place to walk with the new leaves starting to open
and the water gurgling and splashing as it goes downhill

The pond is on higher ground
 and the water irises are growing taller each time I visit
The dandelions shine a cheerful yellow in the adjoining field
and the mountains appear in the distance against a hazy, light blue sky.

The duck is paddling to join his mate in the bulrushes where they spend a lot of  time together 
with their heads under the water and their tails in the air!

"Oh, there you are dear, I'd recognize you anywhere!"

Going back through the woods and past a little clearing where the wild anemone are still blooming

a blue periwinkle flower illuminated by a ray of sun
smiles up at me along the way.


  1. Lovely place for a walk...... i like these photo's, specially the third and last one.

    wish you a lovely sunday Sandra.

    warm greetings, Joop

  2. Wspaniały spacer w ślicznym miejscu, jak i zdjęcia z niego. Pozdrawiam.
    A walk in a beautiful place, as well as pictures of him. Yours.

  3. What a great place for a walk and I really love that pond. It looks like such a peaceful place to be.
    Those ducks are so cute - don't you think it looks really funny when they stick their heads in the water like that?
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful walk.
    Have a great week ahead. :))

  4. A lovely walk in the wonder you love going there! Your shot of the pond is so pretty with the reflections in the water. The woods look so clean, well kept and friendly! Such a sweet little periwinkle!

  5. This looks like such a wonderfully peaceful place to be Sandra, especially with a camera! Wonderful images, and I love the ducks.
    Wishing you a beautiful day ahead!

  6. These are so beautiful. I love the pond with the sea of yellow dandelions behind it, just gorgeous. That little periwinkle is such a gorgeous colour too.

  7. Sandra, you have such a wonderful place to walk! I love your path through the trees and your smiling periwinkle and talking ducks. And that shot with the distant dandelions--stunning!

  8. Hi Sandra,
    This area looks like a great place to seek the beauty and serenity of nature. Looks like the depths of summer, compared to my current landscape - so green. My favorite capture is the third. Lovely and idyllic... I'd like to bring a blanket, picnic, and a book and spend some time there!
    Hope your week is wonderful :)

  9. Chuckled at Mrs. Duck diving for who know what? Great photos, Sandra. :)

  10. Such a nice tour of your countryside, with flowers, ducks and woods. I love the path in the woods, just meandoring along, maybe leading to a secret place. The water reflection on the pond is so pretty, and clear, and the distant house makes me feel like going there to stay a while; stopping by to visit. I could get lost in this whole place.
    Have a lovely day!

  11. I love the picture of the pond! How peaceful it looks!