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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A bit of this.... Some of that......

Today we went for a country ride,we drove past Cedar Meadows which is a sort of conservation area, they have all sorts of animals like moose and deer and buffalo etc.. today I saw something new.... really new......... I had never seen Black Swans before today!!

So graceful and so different with the red beaks !

Was I kidding aren't they gorgeous !!!

Also saw a cariboo .... I really wanted to touch his antlers, it looked like black velvet.
No I didn't>>>>>> I am not that brave, nor could I get close enough I let the camera zoom get close !

He was watching me !!

Then we went for our afternoon coffee at a local lake called Gilles Lake, its in the middle of town and very popular with walkers who do the trails around the lake,it has lots of picnic tables too for people who just want to sit and enjoy the air.
This little pigeon was keeping an eye on us in case we had something for him, I totally forgot to bring seeds but I will make it up to them tomorrow.( I promise)

This guy was watching everyone hoping for a handout.

It was sunny today not really warm but certainly warmer than yesterday.

My good friend Nola from Alamo North who lives in Texas... figured if she opened her door the warm air would travel all the way up here in North Ontario

Nola I am so glad you opened your door and let the warmer air travel up here to me,if you don't mind keep doing it for a while !! LOL!!

That pretty much covers my little afternoon ride, thanks for coming along !


BetteJo said...

Oh my gosh Diane - those swans truly are gorgeous! Never saw one either so thanks for sharing. :)

Julie Harward said...

I have never seen a black swan...they are stunning, funny we never see pictures of them much! Sounds like a great place to go. :D

Dolores said...

Diane, I loved your afternoon ride!!! I've never seen swans like those.... they are so beautiful.

So glad Nola opened the door, so you could get some warmer weather.
Take care my friend!

sawn61 said...

Dianne, we all need to take a break occasionally, and let the fresh air and sunshine and scenery relax our minds and bodies. You are so wise for doing just that. Now,you should be relaxed and ready for whatever a new day might bring.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Okay, I'll leave it open all summer, soon we'll be hoping to have some of your cool breezes! Don't we wish it were that easy!
I envy your treks out for coffee; I wish we had some place nice like that to sip our java; down here it's either Starbucks or Dairy Queen!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhh black swans!!! Never seen! Oh how I'd love to see them.

"Swan Lake" for real. :-)))

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I love it that Nola opened her door and sent some warmer air up to you! You who have endured late snow.

But Vee, down this way, had snow a day or so ago too. W-e-i-r-d, hu?

Gentle hugs...

Brenda said...

Wonderful pictures! Your black swan is only the second one I've ever seen.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

That Nola is a keeper for sure! I never knew there were black swans. How odd.

Linda said...

This was a lovely afternoon. I loved the picture of the black swans, they are gorgeous...very regal. hugs, Linda

EugeniaL said...

人生之中,比冒險更危險的一件事:不去冒險。 ....................................................


Oh I love it Diane ..great pics..

and thanks on the frenchy stuff you smarty ~!!