Do you see that out there? The strange, unfamiliar light? It's called the sun. Let's go get us a little."
~ Nora Roberts
As has long been the case, on and off, these days, I'm finding myself falling behind with blog reading. The weather is nice. The house is still in a stage of unready and I'm an expert procrastinator. But I will be around for a visit before too much longer, I hope.
I have lots of spring images to share with you but they're all still in the camera right now. The photos below are from that transitional stage between late winter and early spring. If you just squint and ignore the ice on the lake, you'll never know the difference. At the end of the photos, I'll post a short video that tells us once and for all that the spring season has arrived.
Glancing through the kitchen window (yes, it's spotty and in need of a good cleaning), the sun was making its subtle presence known on a very grey day.
I took a walk down to the public boat launch, one afternoon when the ice had just begun to pull away from the shoreline. There was a colourful world of discarded nature just above and below its surface.
Same spot as the water reflects the low-lying branches of a nearby tree.
A short distance up the road, there's a small cottage and trailer rental spot. This was their mailbox which had fallen of its post sometime during the winter.
I posted a photo of this road recently. This is just another view of Paradise Landing - the one through the windshield.
Late day sunlight gave some much needed colour to the landscape across the bay. There was still ice on the lake but the colour bounced off of the clouds and onto the watery patches close to shore. The lake has been pure liquid for the past couple of weeks now.
Here's a close up of the point. Take note of that spot - it will appear in the video below.
And here is a better look at Blueberry Island with just a few remaining patches of icy snow on its beautiful rock face.
Let's zoom in just a little bit closer still. Imagine the view from up there? Some folks do climb it. I bet my adventurous blogging pal, DJan would tackle it in a heartbeat. Oh I know she's a hiker and not a rock climber but she's jumped out of planes, for goodness sake! Lots of them.
On a cool, clear night, early in April, this is how the moon appeared. All crisp and cold and deeply into the serious task of becoming full.
She came in through the bathroom window a few nights later wearing nothing but the branches of still-bare trees. Apologies and thanks to the Beatles.
We watched these two Common Loons take chase across the lake from our far left point of view to the right. Every now and then the one who was in pursuit would change direction briefly and then so would the chaser. They'd quickly return to the business of running away and following. We weren't sure if they were a male and female in a mating ritual or if it was a territorial issue between one of our established bay watchers from last year and a newcomer. Google confirmed the latter. They sure can be goofy birds and I'd have to say that they come by their name honestly. But they're also incredibly beautiful birds and they serenade us with their haunting songs every night.
More photos coming up soonish.
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And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.
A GOOD READ
at Crazy as a Loom
The Centre of the Universe
at the Goat's Lunch Pail
at Chubby Chatterbox
at Cranky Old Man
at Louisiana Belle
Look Up. Look Down
at Out and About in New York City
at The Pixel Collective
JUST PLAIN ALL AROUND GOOD
High-Rise Country Living
at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report
Let's All Shout for Trout
at Cranky Fitness
The Hairy Eyeball
at Whispering Pines
What Your Flower Delivery Person Wishes You Knew
at Messymimi's Meaderings
When a Photo Becomes the Canvas
at What Karen Sees
Recommended by: Tabor
In Defence of Nothing
at The Goat's Lunch Pail
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