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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sunny Spring!

The weather is brightening up and is expected to reach 17C this weekend ~ that's a perk!  By 10:00 a.m. today I was out with my camera, starting where the river meets the sea.  This appears to be a  White-crowned Sparrow ~ its sweet song greeted me. A wispy white feather or two were fluttering in the breeze.


Underfoot were tiny purple flowers mixed in with the various grasses.


Overhead, ducks!


I could hear sea lions barking, so I headed in their direction....these ones seem to have found a sandbar and were basking and lolling about. The tide was out and I could have walked much closer, but the rocks were ankle-twistable and after one slip, I decided to be cautious and stayed put.


I then drove farther up-island and had another walk along a path edging a conservancy area.  Because the tide was so far out, there were mudflats without much sign of visible life, so I concentrated on getting photos of the scenery ~ hence this panorama taken towards the inland area.


Of course, I took many more photos but these were the few I chose to share my day :)

18 comments:

  1. It looks as beautiful as ever.

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  2. Good to see that the weather has got brighter and warmer. I especially like the first picture. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty ~ it's typical spring weather ~ rain, sun, mixture....but definitely beats winter :)

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  3. lovely photos, specially the top one of the sparrow,

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    1. Thanks CGP ~ he is a sweet looking bird.

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  4. You always take good pictures whether the weather is good or bad - I am always amazed at the amount of wildlife you have where you live - nice one Glo.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine ~ glad to hear you enjoy my photos :)

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  5. So many amazing photos, you alway lovely wildlife photos.

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    1. Thanks greenthumb ~ pleased to know you enjoy the wildlife photos.

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  6. Those delicate blooms have me intrigued. And 17C? Positively springy. And I'm happy to hear that you are careful about the path you're on to keep from slipping. Certainly not worth a photo!

    Thank you for that delightful poem, Glo. Roomie and I enjoyed it immensely. Wish the cats realized what fun creativity is showered on them ;-) Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Yes, Nikki ~ it is an apricot tree, but have only ever seen one apricot in 20 years ;) I think the hummingbirds like that tree. Pleased to know you two enjoyed the poem ~ how can I help it with such incredible furry subjects :)

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  7. Oh how I would love to take a walk with you. Such incredibly beautiful views of your Misty mountain, and being able to see sea lions....well what can I say!!! The sparrow is gorgeous isn't it? what a pretty bird. xxx

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    1. Thanks Snowbird ~ happy to walk with you anytime...I just couldn't keep up with you in the Rescue, though!

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  8. The ducks photo reminded me of the days when it was 'fashionable' to have a flight of plaster ducks on the wall, usually above the fireplace.

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    1. Haha, John ~ your remark totally took me back to the days of plaster ducks! Funny!

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  9. You sure are enjoying some lovely weather. And we're enjoying the beautiful sights thanks to you and your trusty camera. Spring sure has sprung there.

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    1. After seeing your snow covered location, I can imagine seeing a bit of spring does your heart good! Hope you thaw out soon!

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