Update: I accidentally put the photographs in at the large size I use on my other blog. That blog doesn't have a side bar of links but instead has archive links etc at the bottom of the page. After realizing my mistake on this one, I decided this time I'd leave it partly because I don't have time right now to fix it. Also, it's kind of nice to have the photos in a larger format although irritating to have the side bar floating over the top.
Sunday was a beautiful day for a walk. Everything seemed to be bursting into life.
It's nice to see the new shoots of green bursting out.
The Canadian geese must have seen something they liked in the dirt but I was surprised they weren't wading in the grasses as they often do.
I was surprised by how many gulls I saw. When I walked at Shelley Lake in March most of them had left but they seem to have come back at least for a bit.
Most of the gulls leave in the spring and don't come back until the fall.
I'm used to mostly seeing geese, duck and heron at the lake in the warmer months.
We had a lot of wind on Saturday and I wonder if the tree was knocked down then.
I love this time of year when there is still a mix of browns and greens and new buds.
More and more of the dogwoods are blooming and they brighten up the trails and neighborhood alike.
I heard some noisy geese in the sheltered areas around the lake and expect they are nesting.
In terms of the water, there were more gulls flying around than anything which is the opposite of a walk I took a few weeks ago.
I spotted some ducks hidden in the area below but couldn't get a clean shot of them.
It was fun trying to catch the gulls in action shots as they were definitely active.
The wisteria is starting to bloom and it covers many of the trees.
The light was great for reflections but hard to catch them perfectly when the gull is moving.
Amazing to me how fast the grasses on the dam grow after a winter of brown.
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