Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Tranquility of Wetlands

Wetlands in Waterloo Region
6 October 2014

     I confess to having a great fondness for wetlands and I always find them to be a soothing balm from the madness of modern life that surrounds us. Peace and tranquility always seem to reign, although I fully realize that the dramas of life and death are continually played out as species compete to survive.

      On a wonderfully sunny, warm day, unexpected and very welcome in early October, what could look more serene than the following scenes?

     You have to wonder what compelled the Painted Turtle to climb so far up the log as it sought a place to bask in the sun.

     Next time you need to relieve a little stress in your life go and spend some time at your favourite marsh. I guarantee you that you will come away refreshed and renewed, and whatever your burden it will seem just a little lighter.


  1. A great series. The fourth one down is marvellous with all those reflections.

  2. Beautiful pictures, David.
    Picture 2,3 and 4 are my favorite.
    Very well done.
    Best regards, Irma

  3. Great series of birds, pretty wetlands.

  4. What a nice series in the lives of ducks ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

  5. Hello David!
    Indeed wetlands are very soothing If I could I would spend all my time in and around such areas!
    Lovely pictures of the geese and the Painted turtle in a photograph is always a must :)
    It must have settle for the less steep part of the log, I guess!!
    Much love to the both of you!