Friday, October 23, 2015

More Canoeing

The weather was my idea of perfect yesterday.  It was in the low to mid 70sF, a bit overcast (I dislike lots of sunlight), and with a light to moderate breeze.  So we decided to go canoeing again.  After a few mishaps loading the canoe, we were off to Lake Nockamixon.  Here's what we saw.





We saw turtles and fish and turkey vultures and a kingfisher.  I was just playing an audio of the call of the kingfisher to make sure I had the identification right.  I never got to see the bird clearly, I just thought from the way it flew and the call that must be what it was.  Turtle, our cat, was interested in the call, too, and apparently thought I'd brought one home.  We also saw this little blue heron fishing along the bank.  He was braver than the great blue heron we saw last time.  He let us get fairly close and never flew away.  All these photos were taken with the same iPhone, but the heron one looks weird to me, almost like a painting.  I wonder if Jack took it through the plastic bag he had his phone in.


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    1. It is my favorite time of year. After a sweltering summer, I can look forward to refreshing chilly temperatures.

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  2. I'm so glad that you got a chance to have another great day out canoeing. It's always a good day when you see a heron, and the trees are lovely. I can't imagine turtles swimming around in the wild and I'm just going to google turkey vulture!

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    1. The turkey vultures are awesome birds. They're not pretty, but they are majestic. They have a 6' wing span. They are carrion eaters, so you don't want to kiss one!

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  3. What a beautiful day! I hope you get a few more canoeing adventures in before it gets too cold!

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    1. I hope we do, too! I love fall, especially that mix of coolness and warmth. And those dark days when I don't feel guilty staying in and reading!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy. It was a perfectly gorgeous day. I hope we get a few more of those before winter sets in. We can keep canoeing until it gets too cold to be comfortable.

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