Saturday we headed up to Goderich to see how the town is progressing with all the rebuilding after the tornado in 2011 and of coarse to make a stop at the bakery for some donuts!!! On our return trip back we stopped at Neftel's Creek Conservation Area. Just after parking the car a Yellow-rumped Warbler decided our mirror was another bird and proceeded to flirt with it. It was quite funny to watch and I was able to get a few photos. We hiked one of the trails and continued on our journey back to the Pinery. We enjoyed a great supper that had been cooking all day in the crock pot. We headed out for a hike in the woods and sunset on the beach before relaxing at the campfire with a cup of tiramisu hot chocolate. Yummy!
Sunday we had a lazy morning before going for a walk on the beach. The step on the motor home started to act up and would not fold up. It would work some of the time and not other times. So when we were able to get it to close we shut it off. We stopped at the Visitors Center and I went for a hike on the Cedar Trail while Duncan had a snooze. When I got back and opened the door the step came out even though it was shut off. Well, that was the start of a long process of trying to get it to close again. We tried many things and in the end we drove home with it down. After getting home I opened the door and the stair closed. We have decided there has to be a short somewhere and will have to get it fixed. For now it has been disconnected and we will have to climb a little bit to get in. No more traveling with the step down. It was a nice week-end and we enjoyed our time at the Pinery as we always do.
Dwight the raccoon greets us on our arrival
A Male Eastern Towhee
A little windy even for Mrs. Cardinal
Nothing tastes better than a donut from Culbert's
The square in Goderich with all the new trees planted
There are new planters that can be used for seating
Male Yellow-rumped Warbler
I see something in this mirror.......
What a good looking bird!
This bird is hard. Why can't I touch this other bird?
Follow the winding path through the trees
Pine trees tilting but not falling
Look way up to the tips of the trees
Back at the Pinery
Saturday evening hike through the flowers
Evening sun on the flowers
So many flowers to enjoy at this time of year
Late day reflections on the Ausable Channel
Waiting patiently for the wind to blow
Beach grasses at sunset
Sunset over Lake Huron
Chickadee came to visit
Do the nuts taste better than what is in your mouth?
Writing in the sand...........
Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird at the feeder
Female having her turn at the sweet treat
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak reaching for a snack
Strawberry Wild Columbine
Flowers along the Cedar Trail