Last week, Frank and I were at his place. We decided to take a drive down to the lakefront (Lake Ontario is just a few minutes from his home) to watch the waves roll in. It was a warmer day than usual for March (par for the course, this winter) and the winds were coming from the south. Since we're on the northern shore of the lake, this meant that spring would be blowing in from our American neighbours across the pond.
It was mild enough in town, but when we got closer to the water, the temperatures dropped considerably. Our winter jackets were still most welcomed.
Just offshore, we saw this beautiful Trumpeter swan bearing yellow identification tag C15. A quick Google search gave me a bit of information about this lovely creature. The Trumpeter Swan Society of Ontario has interesting details about our local swans on their blog. Reading through the comments which reference C15, I learned that this particular swan is relaxed, friendly, has been known to wander along the roadside and is comfortable enough around humans to eat out of their hands. She displayed none of this when we saw her. She was just floating around and grazing on goodies in the water.
We wandered along the shoreline for a bit but understandably stopped short of this fallen tree.
Another quick ride in the car brought us to a different part of the shoreline where the waves were crashing quite enthusiastically.
This Canada goose seemed rather unperturbed about the incoming waves.
I had fun watching the water come crashing and kersplashing in. I wasn't close to this activity so my camera stayed nice and dry.
Gotta love a zoom lens.
So those south winds brought us some pleasant, spring weather. The week was warming up nicely with the promise of winter's end.
And then this happened.
Not to worry. It didn't last long. Hours later, there was no sign of winter's blast, and today, as I type this, there are tiny leaf buds beginning to appear everywhere. It was a warm 17C (63F) and I walked around snapping photos. I'll have some of those for you in a few days.
Thanks always for joining me.