Monday, November 28, 2011

Out and About~

While my sister and Ted were still here, the sun came out, so we hopped in the car and went to Discovery Park. Lots of trails wind through the park, and we took the one that goes down to the beach and light house. Since we were there last, the light house has been painted and looks great! I think there are also plans to refurbish the inside as well. As you can see, the mountain (that's what the natives call Mount Rainier) is out. It's not really that close though; Dick was using the zoom lense on his camera.

After all of our company left, we took a long postponed walk with our friends Denny and Dianne in the Nisqually National Wildlife Preserve . We'd been there a number of years ago with them, but in the past couple of years the area has been upgraded with wooden boardwalks and a visitor center has been added. Can you see what's in this tree? The sign says that eighteen eagles live in the preserve.

One whole field was full of Canadian geese. And what a racket they were making! Every so often a group would take off and move to another spot, squawking as they flew.

I don't know what this snowy egret was looking for....lunch perhaps?

We could see the Tacoma Narrows bridge!

This Great Blue heron entertained us as it waded around in the shallows. As we left the boardwalk the tide was going out, and it was very interesting to watch. It was also very cold and damp which reminded me that December is coming and that I had some Christmasy yarn to use.


Two more dishcloths for the holidays....and lots more projects underway. Stay tuned.

14 comments:

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful view! Don't you just love those Canada geese. I bet they sound like a bunch of women stitchers when they get together.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

WOW! What stunning views! I love all the Canadian geese! What a gaggle! LOL!

Oh, so many projects to get done for Christmas! LOL! merrily we will knit along... blessings ~ tanna

Dorothy said...

We do live in a beautiful place, don't we? I especially like the pictures of the eagles. We don't see that many in the winter (not sure where they hide!), but in the spring and summer hardly a day goes by that we don't see several. The Canadian geese stop by here too, and yes, they are a noisy bunch!

Linda said...

What a wonderful day to be outdoors! Your pictures are wonderful...I have never seen that many geese in one area...magical!! We don't get them this far south. Have a great week!!

Lynn said...

Just loved the wildlife pics! You are so lucky to have such wonderful places to visit nearby.
I can just imagine the racket those geese made! There are so many of them in our area right now flying overhead on their way south.

kathy b said...

great post. Okay now I have to use my Christmas dishcloth yarn too....what is your pattern?

Cranberry Morning said...

Blue Herons and Canada Geese - so beautiful! and that water! Lovely photos, Judy.

I thought of you before we headed home to WI from TX. I was knitting the lower body of Lillie's Little Sweater when all of the sudden I had what appeared like a ladder (when I was visiting with my daughter and took my eyes off my knitting for a second!)but there was no dropped stitch that I could find. I don't know what on earth happened, but I couldn't finish the sweater and have to get assistance from my knitting friend here to help me know what to do! So good to be back home.

Dee said...

You take the most BEAUTIFUL pictures!

Susan said...

Great shot of Mt. Ranier! Beautiful picture. I'd love to be "partners" in encouragement for the free motion challenge!

Janet said...

Beautiful pictures, Judy! I knit new Christmas cloths for this year too. :-)

Jane said...

So glad you stuck it out with me Judy... you've been in my reader and though I know what you've been up yo, I'm the mystery, LOL... Geez those kids are gettin big... the hats are going to start taking more yarn to fit their little heads, yes??

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for taking us along...

Jane said...

Hey Judy!! I see that you joined up on the Debra Spincics study blog, Tuesday Stitchers... How fun this will be!

hakucho said...

Great photos! Love your Christmas cloths :)