Hello everyone on this another beautiful, sunny day. The brilliant green of the leaves against that blue sky is breathtaking this morning. Sitting on the deck with my coffee, listening to the amazing chorus of birds singing as the sun just begins to peak above the hill. Those beautiful golden rays gently touching my face. The wondrous scent of a summer morning as the dew still lays on the ground.
Well, it looks like everyone is here again this morning so let’s all grab our coffee (or tea or hot chocolate, since not everyone likes coffee, very strange) and we will head down to the lake again. But we will go to a different spot and see what we can find. This location is actually very nice and is right by our local tourist information building. There is a nice breeze this morning, quite comfortable really with the sun shining on the whole area.
This is really a nice spot for a picnic or just for having a cup of coffee and enjoy looking out across the lake at all the islands. It won’t be long now and this will be a busy traffic area for boats. We just missed seeing one go by but there is another one right now, they are heading under the bridge to the marina on the other side. It is mostly smaller boats like that one, although there are a lot of larger boats as well, plus sail boats. We will see some of these at a later time.
But it’s nice right here, even though right next to the main highway coming into town. It is still quite quiet, you can hear the many birds singing. The song sparrow which are in every location by water, plus there is some tree swallows flying around. They must be nesting close by and will have their young to feed by now. Over in those bushes a phoebe is singing his name loud and clear. Too bad he won’t come out in the open so I can get a picture of him.
The gulls are calling to each other and there, did you hear that? The laughing call of loons. They must be fairly close, yes, there they are, coming out from behind those shrubs. They are both around without a young one, so they must have lost their nest. That happens a lot with loons for one reason or another. There numbers are decreasing, even though some places, like here, they are still very common. I love loons. They really are a beautiful bird with their black and white plumage. And they have very red eyes. Unfortunately that doesn’t show up in my pictures. Have to be closer to get that detail I guess. But I’m quite happy with my pictures, the only ones I have so far.
Well, I know many of you need to get back to work or home so guess we will wrap up our coffee time for today. I hope you have enjoyed our time together this morning, enjoy your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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