Sylvan Lake – Ducks – Geese – Texas Cattle And Rhode Island Reds

March 25, 2017
By Herb Ryan

Saturday afternoon was a slow news day in Custer until a call came in for Custer County Search and Rescue to help find two overdue hikers in the Sylvan Lake area. A common call as the weather warms up and the crowds start hiking up to Black Elk Peak. I did take my time getting there and was pleased to hear on arrival that the hikers were back and all was well. The Search and Rescue Team decided to try out their new radio repeater to see if it would improve two-way radio transmission in the area and eliminate radio dead zones during search and rescue operations.

I have a photo shoot scheduled in the area Friday and needed to be in the area in the afternoon to scout specific locations and sun angles. So, always trying to improve skills on an overcast day, or any day for that matter, I got down in the duck soup and started shooting. Hope you enjoy and appreciate that we have all this beauty in our immediate area.

Custer Free Press will eventually become more along the lines of “Life” Magazine with photo-essays, and essential local news.

Unless otherwise stated all photos are original and taken by Herb Ryan/Herb Ryan Photography

First try at Sylvan Lake. Saturday, March 25, 2017. Herb Ryan Photography

 

Sylvan Lake, flash, 70-200 f2.8 – Saturday, March 25, 2017. Herb Ryan Photography

 

Lunch time, Sylvan Lake, 70-200 f2.8 – Saturday, March 25, 2017. Herb Ryan Photography

 

Sylvan Lake Road. Fenced in Texas Cattle close to the road. 70-200 f2.8 – Saturday, March 25, 2017. Herb Ryan Photography

 

This guy was really curious and I might add, had a really great personality. Sylvan Lake Road. 70-200 f2.8 – Saturday, March 25, 2017. Herb Ryan Photography

 

One of Mrs. Sullivans Rhode Island Reds, at a peaceful homestead in Custer. Saturday, March 25, 2017. Herb Ryan Photography

Finish This Poem

 

Langwater 2009 – Herb Ryan

 

By Herb Ryan

Having survived 75 years on the spaceship earth
I wonder what the next minute will bring
Or even if I will get the next minutes worth
That will shatter me or let my heart sing

The small pleasures are easy gifts to receive
To escape the weight of the shallow light
That now cause me to grieve
And accept the beginning of the long night


By Hank Fridell

Is leaving a lonely, empty journey
Or a transition to a place I know, a return
We may never know, it is what it is, there’s no need for worry
Each moment teaches what I need to learn

By Meg Schwartz

Do you think that the night signals the end?
But what if the darkness is hiding the light?
Bodies will die, but souls can mend.
A new reality is already in sight!