It’s The Weekend
How about a weekend with the drone in Oconto County? Heading To Another County in search of blue skies and sunshine.
Apparently my husband is as sick of the rain as myself. After hearing the weatherman say rain was forecasted all weekend for our area, he told me to grab my gear because we are driving until we hit sunshine this weekend.
Hitting The Open Road
Just had to drive once again to one of our favorite counties to play and explore, Oconto County, Wisconsin.
We thought this overlook was pretty cool. You are looking straight down over hardwood and birch trees. The bottom area is heavily shaded with trailing shadows of the trees in front and the middle is all down birch trees.
In Search Of Lakes and Loons
We start out looking for lakes to take pictures of with the drone and secretly, I think we were both crossing our fingers that we would see loons to photograph with our cameras.
It was the perfect day. There wasn’t any wind, the sun was filtered on and off by the passing clouds and the temperature wasn’t too hot or too cold. We couldn’t have asked for a better day to be out exploring.
This lake, had a boat launch and a dock so we stopped to take a look. We met up with a local woman here launch her jetski and she enjoyed watching the drone screen and asking us questions.
I asked her where I could see loons on the lakes around the area.
Loon On A Lake
We stopped off at one of the small lakes in Townsend, Wisconsin to see if we could spot any loons with babies as the local woman recomended. We did see a few waaaaay out in the distance. This single loon was a little closer to shore, But, not much closer.
Fun On Little Lakes
When searching for loons, additional wildlife and drone pictures we walked all the public available spots on each of the lakes we came across. This background and kayaker interested me. I loved how he was steering to go and get a closer look of the flag in the distance.
Interesting Way To Store Kayaks
Saw this handmade kayak rack along the shoreline and I liked the design. Snapped a photo just in case we ever get the urge to buy kayaks.
Sandhill In a Scrub Field
Had to ask my husband to stop the truck on the way to another lake location when I saw this sole sandhill crane standing in a scrub field. It look so pretty.
Townsend Wisconsin Flowage
Made a pit stop to check out the Townsend flowage area and snap a few drone shots.
Lottas Lilypads Townsend Flowage
I’m a lover of lily pads. Well, to look at; not swimming near them. I’m always afraid of what could be hiding under the water’s surface in them 🙂
Had to capture a drone picture showing the coverage of lily pads in this area. It is fabulous!
Oh Snap. Hello Big Fella!
Ran into this fella. A large snapping turtle basking in the afternoon sunshine on the shoulder of the road.
The Gravel Must Be Warm
I’m thinking that the gravel around the road must be warm and that the turtle was enjoying the warmth?
A beautiful bluet Damselfly hanging out lakeside. Next month is the month I turn the camera on insects. July is always a good month for running into additional bugs.
Must brush up on my damselflies and dragonflies. I find plenty but never seem to focus on them because I can only tell you what three different ones are. Before next month, I should take time to research common ones.
Blue and Black Dragonfly
Down by the Townsend dam there were a few black and blue dragonfly hanging out. They are the big guys!
1st Year Whitetail
This is the first year this little one is off on its own and a curious little one it is.
Best Ending To The Day
On the way driving home, we had thick cloud cover and filtered pinky tones to the skies. Captured this wonderful image of an old home in that beautiful light.
Next week, I’m hoping Brown County has at least a few days of no rain. If not, at least we received a healthy dose of Vitamin D to hold us over for another couple of day.
Until next week my friends – take care.
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