The first part of one day involved the first canoe trip of the season (Friday, May 20th). A conifer had fallen across the spot where my neighbour lets me park the canoe and launch it. While the family does forestry work, they are pretty busy.
I cut the branches on Thursday. All I needed was enough space to drag my canoe across to the dock in the background. All I had was the 400mm lens on my camera!
Friday, May 20th, back for my first canoodle of the season. This required my putting the canoe onto the heavy-duty wagon perched on top of the life jackets, dragging it along the highway up the road, to the amusement of many...
A lovely canoodle. I took a photo of this mom and daughters sitting having morning coffee.
I asked if I could take their photo.
"Sure," said mom, "as long as you don't put it into the newspaper!" I did not! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It was really windy in the lake, outside this bay, and my arms had a good workout. Lots of sunbathing turtles in the calm bay. A pair of loons in the open water.
My short canoodle done...
I had to wade into the water to rejig the posts. It's all mud, and the water is much shallower than in previous seasons. Water levels are down 30%, they estimate.
Ducks and turtles are everywhere. I spotted this friendly pair on my way home from my client's house!
In the meantime, the Cedar waxwing is back. I hope she creates a nest in the pine tree again! [Cedar waxwing tales] The first photo, for your amusement, it was perfectly focused before she jumped off the branch. The second photo, from last year when s/he gathered burlap for the nest.
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