When the eagles or other birds of prey show up, the ducks hide in the lily pads. There really ARE ducks out there!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Mum and I were invited to the Gattenby's for Father's Day.
I just sat around at my leisure.
Lee kept an eye on things.
Monday, June 22, 2015
We spent the afternoon of Father's Day at the Gattenby's. On the way, before the bridge over the river, Kenai, I saw my first caribou. The best part was this one (who is molting) who looked up at the person walking past our car as I took a picture!!! And yes, it seems SILLY that I grew up here, lived next to the river for a time, and am only seeing these things for the first time now.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Dad's bench at Erik Hansen's Scout Park. (you can google the park in Kenai and reach a pdf file from the city)
After getting back home from our town excursion, I went back out on the lake. (we watched the Mariners win and had dinner, first!) I was going to just paddle around and got distracted. We had some terns visiting. I can't tell if they are Caspian or Arctic, I need to get a better look at their legs! I watched them slice between the air currents, dart to the surface of the lake, kiss their reflections (OK, they were catching bugs or getting a drink!), and look incredibly endearing! I also found my elusive water creature. Mum calls it a zoomer, she thinks it may be an otter. I am getting more certain it is a muskrat. Whatever it is, it is fast and definitely a mammal. As I look at this particular photo--am pretty sure this is actually a stick (shades of 'Father Goose'??). The next one I'll post is of the creature.
If you have a pretty good imagination and squint while dancing on your left foot, the brown shape is sort of life like....
This last photo was actually one of my first ones. I got to visit with Reese and Aliro and this little truck came thru the neighborhood. Playing, of all things, Music Box Dancer. It was beautiful and nostalgic, but I kinda expected something more along the lines of summer..like The Beach Boys.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
This blog post is mostly photos. I wanted to sit down by the lake and photograph the ducks, so I sprinkled cracked corn in the water. Well, it was VERY hot today and I got all sweaty waiting for them. I thought about The Bird Woman from 'Freckles' and couldn't do it. I don't have the fortitude of that fictional photographer of birds! I even went back out in the kayak before dinner, to see if they'd show up. They didn't. At least, not until dinner and the Mariners baseball game! I zoomed in on them from mum's house!
Monday, June 15, 2015
It was HOT today-in the 80's out north and I spent part of it on mum's lake. The part after 7:30 pm.