Photos: Egret at Lake Lagunita III

Photographs at Lake Lagunita
Stanford University, May 27, 2011

By Peter Y. Chou

Preface: On Friday, May 27, 2011, a friend and I walked to Lake Lagunita on the Stanford campus (6:50-7:06 pm). This is our fifth visit since April 1, 2011 when the Lake was filled with water after heavy rains. With each subsequent visit, the water in the Lake had dwindled considerably. However we were entertained by the White Egret's presence each time. On our last visit (May 6), we saw ducks, ducklings, and seven Candian Geese, before the Egret made his return to claim the spotlight. So after three weeks, it was a surprise to see some water still remaining in the Lake. At 6:55 pm, my friend said "Hurry take a photo of the Egret flapping his wings!" As I did so, the Egret took off in flight. Luckily I captured the Egret in six photos flying over the Lake, by a house, by a tree, before the clouds, and over a tree. It just occurred to me that "egret" is an anagram for "greet". Certainly, I felt blessed by the Egret's generous greetings of grace and goodness.

Some Water at Lake Lagunita

Ducks & Ducklings in the Lake

Egret Sighted in Lake Lagunita

Egret in the Swampy Lake

Duck & Five Ducklings Swimming

Egret's Neck Held High

Egret Flapping His Wings

Egret Flying with Stanford Dish Background

Egret Flying over the Lake

Egret Flying by the House

Egret Flying by the Tree

Egret Flying before the Clouds

Egret Flying behind the Trees

Egret Flying over the Tree

Ducks Standing by the Lake

Ducks & Ducklings Swimming

Ducks & Ducklings Closeup

Three Ducks in Lake Lagunita

Ducks with Sunlight in Lake

Ducks & Ducklings in Lake Lagunita

Cirrus Clouds over the Lake

Cat Cloud over the Trees

Crocodile Cloud by the Lake

Sunlight over Lake Lagunita

— Photographs by Peter Y. Chou, May 27, 2011

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