I realize that these flowers are blossoming much earlier than usual, but I’ve been waiting all winter for them. I hadn’t been out in the woods for a few days and when I went out today, this is what I found.
I finally got out on the lake in my kayak this morning for the first time this spring. There was still plenty of ice and even some new ice from last night. I had to break through it to get closer to the Tundra Swan so I could get pics. The new ice was thick enough in some spots that I had to kind of chop the paddle through it each time while I was paddling. It was about 38 degrees, but it didn’t feel cold out there. The sun was warm and there was very little breeze.
I can’t resist a good reflection shot.
I had to do a little ice-breaking here.
We’re supposed to get temps in the fifties and sixties this week, so the rest of this ice won’t be around long.
Well, due to the cold, windy weather that we’ve had all weekend, I haven’t gotten out on the lake in the kayak yet, but I did get some pictures of a Tundra Swan that is hanging around on the lake. I had seen it yesterday and somehow forgot all about it. This morning, my sister-in-law called me to tell me about it, so we took a ride to the lake to see about getting some pictures. The swan was swimming around with two geese. There was also an eagle out on the ice that took to flight while we where watching, so I got some pics of him too. I’ll try to get out in the kayak tomorrow before work.
I must also add that I had to do some serious cropping on these pics. I wasn’t able to get as close as I would have liked.
You can barely see the eagle out on the ice.
I can’t help but wonder where the other swan is. Could it be possible that it is sitting on a nest somewhere? Or is this swan here all by itself? It would be wonderful to see some little cygnets in the future.