This sunset might look like a painters' interpretation, but in fact it looked like this. The South East is enduring drought conditions, we had no clouds or rain, yet this evening this sunset favored us for a few minutes.
The brown and white pony on the left seemed to lead the other horses. They have largish tummies from eating salty sea grass, the salt retaining the water. Once the females have babies the tummy stays as it is.
Taking a boat around the island heading north brought us to views of the feral Chincoteague ponies. Once a year "saltwater cowboys"-the local firemen, herd the ponies across the channel where the pack is culled. In this case that means selling ponies to people who will love them. The island herd is kept to 150 individuals. The proceeds of the sale go into maintaining the herd.
Early morning in Chincoteague Great and Snowy Egrets with juvenile Ibis fly up while feeding, . I know this is out of focus, hopefully I will, some day soon, present one in focus. In the mean timer I cannnot resist the light on the birds and water droplets.
Morning feeding time for the Great Egrets and their fellows. The birds were out in the pond. This was my first try at fluttering birds. I wish I understood the behavior, but love the majestic white birds in silhouette.
The tiny and beautiful Sika deer cross the pond in Chincoteague at dawn. Frost lies on the little islands. These beautiful deer were originally from Japan. My friend told me boy scouts brought them to Chincoteague in the 1920's.
A Mid November morning in Chincoteague brought a group of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and juvenile White Ibis to a little neck of water. For some reason they were all there this morning. Next morning they were further out.