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Thursday, April 21, 2011

More like it!

A brighter day today! First thing I noticed this morning was the fresh snow on the mountains! The temperatures are much lower than average, with temps reaching about 10C for a high, and dropping to 0C at night. On Saturday the forecast is for 17C!...and then dropping to 2C at night before April Showers return.

In the distance, across the rooftops:
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On my drive into town:
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Low tide was around 2:00 p.m., so after spending the morning organizing and taking items to the recycling depot, it was off to the 'rock beach'. It's such a fun place to walk, like a moonscape with tidal pools tucked into bowls scalloped out of large boulders.

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Heart shaped ~
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Soaring eagles were visible ~ here's a young Bald Eagle (sub-adult)

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Same one after it landed:
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A recognizable mature Bald Eagle flew overhead:
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An interesting .pdf article can be found on recognizing the various ages of Bald Eagles here.

I really enjoyed breathing in all that fresh sea air!

Once home, I noticed the back garden feeder containing black sunflower seeds has attracted a variety of birds including a first photo for me of a Pine Siskin.

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A great day of productivity and relaxation :)

7 comments:

  1. what beautiful mountains! Lovely beach too, I love exploring rock pools!

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  2. Over here it's been way warmer than usual!
    Exploring rock pools brings back lots of fond memories.
    I like that pine siskin photo! Flighty xx

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  3. What a wonderful land- and sea-scape: eagles, mountains, coast, snow ... and all in the same post! Wow!

    Thank you for visiting my blog,too!

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  4. Mountains and beaches ... wow! I love reading your blog. It's so different from where we live!
    Love Kathy xxx

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  5. A feast of a post. I really like the Bald eagle in flight.

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  6. Juliet - Yes, the mountains and beach are a great combination. The boulders offered pools that were waist high so easy to peer into and see tiny things moving about.

    Flighty - You have had remarkable spring weather :) The pools are fascinating no matter what age we are, it seems. The pine siskin is a cute little fellow - glad you like him :)

    Caroline - All in the same post, and seeing it all in the same day; a great opportunity to get out and about when the weather is like this. Glad you liked the photos. You have some terrific photos, and I am happy to visit, thanks.

    Kathy - It is interesting seeing various parts of the world, isn't it? I'm pleased you enjoy sharing mine :)

    Thanks Adrian. Bald eagles in flight look majestic - their wing spans are huge. Glad you enjoyed the post and photos.

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  7. I like those close-ups of the beach!

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