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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rurality

On a sunny afternoon we took a ride down Chuckanut Drive - to Larrabee State Park.  It is on the bluffs overlooking the ocean - and with many scenic areas.  We picked the boat launch - on the recommendation of Margy at Margy Meanders.

 The boat launch also has a nice beach, a fishing area and gorgeous views

 Near the park are homes - and this homeowner put a seating area out on the point
 Terrific spot to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean
 On the opposite side is another seating area in front of another home - this one with a protective fence.

 Down on the sandy beach a lone Canada Goose was finding lunch.


 The waves lapped gently on the shore

It was a wonderful afternoon - next time we will take a picnic lunch.


note:  the correct name of the goose IS Canada Goose.  I received a snarky comment on another post, belittling my intelligence and that of my commenters for using the term Canada Goose. They insisted that we use the term Canadian Goose (which, if used would denote that the goose was a resident of Canada).  It was not one of my regular followers, the regulars are always kind and sweet in their comments so I simply deleted the snarky comment, rather than waste time on correcting someone who is simply looking for something to complain about.

I'd like to thank all my regular followers for their good manners!!!

10 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a very beautiful place to visit!!! Thank you for taking us along. xx

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Lovely and peaceful, very special.

bettyl-NZ said...

That looks like such a great place, and I would certainly be inclined to take a picnic lunch!

As for your snarky comment--I get some that are so contrary, too. If I say something is blooming in the wrong season, they are certain to ask 'are you sure?'. I wouldn't post it if I weren't!

But, like you, I don't let them get the better of me.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, I'm so mad someone would make a snarky comment to you. I hope they are reading this --PHHHHHHT to you! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and you never seem to run out of beautiful places. I especially love the CANADA goose eating lunch. He's a big guy..Happy Wednesday..Judy

The Weaver of Grass said...

We get CANADA geese here in the winter -they graze on our fields. They seem to disappear in the summer but suspect they go somewhere to breed and bring up their families.

Julie Fukuda said...

I like the way the water ripples near the shore. Maybe the Canada Goose does too ...but why is he keeping it all to himself? don't they usually hang out in groups?

Peg said...

Oh, how I love Chuckanutt Drive. Memories of our teen years. Thanks for bringing them back.

J said...

Lovely images - to me, they have a haunting sense of melancholy even though I know you and Don enjoyed your visit!
Can't believe the nasty commenter! You handled it correctly. The rest of us love coming here and admiring your work and the descriptions you provide!

Kay said...

I thoughtlessly called a goose "Canadian" once and a Canadian blogger pointed out my mistake. No snark necessary. I don't understand why trolls feel it necessary to spread nastiness.

Candy S said...

Margy picked a great spot for you to visit for sure. I pinned the picture of the bench overlooking the water. That would be a wonderful place to go and contemplate nature's beauty. I have CANADA geese that nest near our house. Soon there will be baby duckings and goslings wandering about the neighborhood with their attentive parents. I love Spring!