It was a beautiful day for a drive in the country. One nice thing about living here in this city is that you don’t have far to go to enjoy the outdoors. Here are a few photos I managed to capture this morning:

Our first stop was at Gregoire Lake just outside town where I was treated to the bird song of this little sparrow
Gregoire Lake
So glad the ice is all gone, for this year at least
The boat ramp at Gregoire Lake (wish we had a boat)
Spring buds – signs of new life were everywhere
This little fellow was singing his heart out….scroll on, you’ll see
He was really quite loud – it was a joy to hear
expelling all that energy singing requires sustenance, it was time for a snack
Beaver dams are common all along the highway

25 thoughts on “First long weekend of spring/summer 2021

    1. Fortunately we are free to go for little drives, though there are restrictions for gatherings, etc. We didn’t see another soul, but then we were up at 5:30 and on the road by 7 a.m. so it was pretty early. We will be doing this often. Have to get out of the house after the long winter and this is the safest way. Nature really is healing. Thanks, Gary.

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      1. Life does change once you can retire. My hubby has not worked in years. I have been off on medical leave so I sort of know what you mean since weekends are pretty much the same as any other day to us.

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      2. Yeah they can be tiring. We have to go to Edmonton next week and I dislike having to go into the big city (well bigger than ours anyway) and it’s a long drive. On a positive note there will be baby animals to see – I hope. 🙂

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  1. Something has to leave for something new to be born. Even as we look forwards to happy moments and sunny days, life will continue to prick. We can’t all ignore the troubles some days bring us. Some troubles are too big and some of us aren’t built that way! But some of the most serene people I’ve known are those who carry their crosses and yet find little things to rejoice over. The beautiful photos tucked into this blog say so much about you and the way your heart seeks what is precious in life.

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    1. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. Yes, life does have a fair bit of challenge at times. I do find the simple pleasures are what sustains me, no matter what challenges I am faced with. Life is too short, we really do ourselves a big favor when we stop to smell the flowers (or the coffee, come to that LOL). Wishing you many, many blessings, Caitlyn and thanks for bringing a blessing to my blog. 🙂

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