Last weekend we went for a ride - on Saturday - and again on Sunday. The forecast for Saturday was mostly sunny, so we took off. It was NOT mostly sunny, but we had a good time anyway. Then Sunday the sunshine was bright and clear and we jumped in the car once again - not wanting to lose one minute of sunshine.
Clydesdales - near Lynden. We go down this road whenever we can, hoping some of the horses will be out near the road.
A sweet little donkey - down the road a bit
Two horses enjoying a bit of sunshine - and grass
And Mt. Baker - we only have to drive about 15 minutes from our house to get this view. It is between 30 and 35 miles from this spot to Mt. Baker - as the crow flies.
A little farther down the road
Lots of fresh snow
Wait - back up - what was that I saw up against the mountain?
Canada Geese - coming in to land on a pond that we never could find.
A Bald Eagle - sitting on this branch that hung out over the river - lunch time.
And on a power pole - a Redtail Hawk - I just got one picture before he flew off
A Heron came gliding across a field - always a good reason to stop and take some photos
He kept hopping about - just going a few feet each time
The Sisters - covered in their winter coats - quite fashionable Sisters, I'd say
The clouds were beginning to come in on Sunday afternoon
On the way home on Saturday we crossed Wiser Lake - but it was getting dark and we could barely see the ducks and swans on the lake - that was our main reason for coming back on Sunday
There is only one tiny public access area to Wiser Lake - a small boat launch at one end - the rest is heavily built up with houses - and there are fences and trees put in the way of anyone who wants to get a look at the lake. It is such a pretty lake, what a shame that it can't be shared. We stopped on the new bridge over the lake and I snapped a few fast pictures - we didn't see a sign that said no parking on the bridge, but we figured it was best to not stay too long - just in case. There were hundreds and hundreds of ducks on the lake.
Since we couldn't get close to the birds on Wiser Lake we set off for Lake Terrell - and as happens every time we go there - no ducks - not one. But a heron flew in and landed on a half submerged log.
Our temperatures have been below freezing for several days - and there was still ice on the edges of the lake. Even though it had warmed up to around 50, the ice was still there.
While I was taking photos of the heron, Don took a little walk by the lake and discovered a new view of Mt. Baker that we'd not seen before - so of course I had to go down and get a picture of the mountain.
Off in the distance - across Lake Terrell I could see this mountain in Canada - anyone know the name? We often see mountains in Canada though not always this clearly.
Even if there were no ducks, it was beautiful at Lake Terrell, the reflections were amazing.
Sunset - on the way home - a very good weekend.