Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Favorite Place to Visit

Way back in the 80's and 90's I made my first visit to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Over the years I am continually drawn back to that area. I do have 6 Grandkids who live on the Maryland Eastern Shore near Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and that is reason enough to visit but what draws me to the area are the fantastic and never failing photo opps up and down the coast. My favorite, bar none, is the Chincoteague NWR and the Assateague National Seashore. For the last 4 years I have guided a group of Carolina Nature Photography Association members there in mid-November. This is the time of year the snow geese arrive and If you have never seen 10-20,000 snow geese take flight at the same time...you have a treat in store for you!! The sunrises and sunsets are brilliant at Chincoteague and this one is looking out over Snow Goose Pond. There are about 6-10,000 snow geese in cove on the left and a few minutes after this shot they all took off (probably spooked by the eagle that was overhead looking for supper). I will post that image later and it is awesome. When on the island this song is constantly playing in my head:

How Great Thou Art
Lyrics ~ Carl Boberg, 1859 - 1940

English Translation ~ Stuart K. Hine, 1899 -
Stanza 1:

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder

Consider all The works Thy Hand hath made,

I see the stars,

I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy pow'r throughout The universe displayed;

Stanza 2:

When through the woods And forest glades I wander

I hear the birds Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze;


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art!