Saturday we enjoyed the day at Point Pelee National Park. To our surprise it was free admission and we enjoyed some birthday cake to celebrate Canada Day. The water levels were very high so there is not much of a point. They also lost the camera that they had on the point for taking regular pictures due to winter storms. We took the back roads back to Wheatley which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was another quiet and restful evening by the fire without any creatures visiting.
Sunday we headed to Windsor to spend time with Pat and Geoff and see their new home. We stopped in Leamington at the bakery to get some yummy treats to enjoy after dinner. We had a great visit and a fabulous dinner. I think it is safe to say we all ate to much but enjoyed every bite of it. They have a beautiful home and we enjoyed a relaxing evening on the patio.
Sunday morning I went for a walk and found a pair of Indigo Buntings that must have had a nest near by. The male bunting was quite vocal about my presence and she only appeared for a brief period. This was the first time I was able to get such a close look at these beautiful birds. They really are an amazing colour of blue. We went for one final tour of the park before we headed out to spend some time at Rondeau Park on our way home. Unfortunately the girls working the gate said we would have to pay a fee for the motorhome because we didn't have a permit for it. At Wheatley they only issue permits for the moving vehicle which was the car. We tried to explain this to them but to no avail. So, we drove into the park and turned around and headed for home. To say the least we were two very unhappy campers. Not the best way to end a great weekend.
A pleasant surprise along the beach road
We had the pleasure of a pair of cardinals
They must have had young ones they were feeding
Tiger lilies with a touch of sun
It has a wingspan of about 4in
A young chipmunk came to visit
Not much of a point at Point Pelee
The pear cactus were in bloom at Point Pelee
Barn Swallow doing some preening
Red wing blackbird resting on a bulrush
Artwork on the marsh
Feeding time for the barn swallows
Momma wood duck with her 9 ducklings
I assisted this painted turtle across the road
Thistle plant going to seed
Sunset through the trees
Indigo bunting protecting his nest
The colours on the bunting are gorgeous
Having a little shake after some preening