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Monday, March 9, 2009

Blue and white!

Yesterday was absolutely unreal! It was cold but bright and clear, so I decided to drive out to see the herring boats and all that comes with them.

When I went to the place “where the river meets the sea”, there seemed to be wall to wall seagulls! I’ve never seen so many birds in one place in my life ~ and being the only human there, I felt I had entered a whole new world of wings! The colours of the sea were beautiful ~ various shades of blue ~ from turquoise to bright blue. A cacophony of excitement! I didn’t know where to point my camera first. As I said it was cold with quite a sea breeze, so I put up my hood, which I also thought would provide protection with all the wings (and other parts) flying overhead!


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Eagles were flying in the distance, and I did manage to follow one for awhile.



I decided to drive on. As I drove along the coast, I spotted the herring boats and turned off the road.

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I walked down a steep hill and I could hear the call of the eagles. It was amazing! There were many flying in and out of the trees and across the water. I wish I had had a stronger lens. Here are some photos:

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I think he heard me trying to impersonate an eagle whistle…gulp.

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We turned our clocks one hour ahead on Saturday night, so when I was getting up for work this morning, all I could see was pitch black out of my bedroom window. As the light began to dawn (in more ways than one!), I looked outside and couldn’t believe my eyes! Winter had returned once again ~ having snowed overnight. Some places, just south of here, had a 4 inch covering!


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The day became sunnier, and once again, the snow bid farewell! It is still cold though. One more day of work before my Spring (Winter?) Break ~ woohoo! My new passport arrived today! Hmmmm….Oh, right…spring cleaning the garage…blech

5 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the lines and contrasts in the top photos.

    But Oh My, that's an AMAZING closeup of the eagle! Wow, what a beauty.

    Ugh, sorry about the snow. Our skies may make another attempt this weekend also. How dare it!

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  2. I bet that the noise of all those seagulls was something else as well!
    That second to last eagle photo is absolutely terrific.
    It seems that winter is very reluctant to finish this year!
    Anyway have a good week, which I know you will from tomorrow on. I'm sure that you won't spend all of it clearing the garage out! xx

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  3. Beautiful!!! I really like the color blue and white :)

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  4. Hi Liv ~ Thanks :) With the varied shades of blue mixed with the white of the gulls , and rocky shore, there were many strands of texture ~ very picturesque. A panoramic photo would have been a good choice, too.

    I was thrilled when I downloaded my photos and saw the eagle eye! Made my day!

    It's still cold ~ I think -7 overnight, but clear and crisp today. I hope that's it for snow and that we can get on with Spring!!

    Hi Flighty ~ Yes, they were a noisy bunch of gulls ~ it seemed like party time for them at their Annual Herring Fest!

    Thanks ~ glad you liked the close up. I think it is my best shot yet of an eagle.

    Of course, now I'm on Spring Break, I don't even care what the weather does...because I'm on holiday ;) There's lots to do around the house, in the garden...in the garage, and if it's really lovely, perhaps I'll wander off somewhere...

    Oh, did I tell you, I'm on Spring Break ;) :lol:

    Selby ~ So glad you enjoyed the blue and white, a lovely combination, I think :)

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  5. Aha. Like the new blog banner... ;)

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