Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pinery Sept. 21-23 2012

The road trip to the Pinery is always a nice drive. We take the scenic route through the countryside and always seem to see something along the way. We stopped at a roadside stand in the middle of no where on the trip down and picked up a dozen corn. We indulged in some of it at dinner with our soup and it was soooo yummy. We headed out towards Grand Bend after setting up to get some firewood and then into town to see what we could see. Down by the channel I spotter a cormorant so off I went to try and get a few photos. On the way back we took a quick trip through part of the park to see what picture opportunities there were and I was able to get a few good shots. After dinner we enjoyed a warm campfire and Duncan had his usual cup of tea and I had my hot chocolate. What a great way to spend an evening.
Saturday we had a few cardinals that were hanging around so I got out some peanuts to see if I could entice them a little closer. Unfortunately the black squirrel spotted them and quickly collected them for his pleasure later on. He did stop and enjoy the last one with us before he headed off to try and find more goodies elsewhere. We took a short trip to the visitors center to check things out there and sat and watched the birds that frequent the feeders. We got ready for our trip to London and were off for the evening so there would be no fire time tonight.
Sunday was a relaxing morning and then we took a short drive into the countryside to try and find a few picture opportunities that I had noticed on our trip to London the day before. We did find some of them but not the one with the barn in the middle of a corn field and nothing else around. We packed up and did a loop of the park before heading down to the lake. It was so windy and cold on the beach. It started to rain when we were there so we headed back to the motor home and got ready for the trip home. On our way home we passed through a few rain showers and Duncan spotted a rainbow off in the distance. What a nice view we had of it but I was not able to get any good shots of it. Another great week-end away in our mobile cottage.

Cormorant perched on a metal bar
Cormorant swimming in the water
View of channel by the Burley bridge
Lily pads in the channel. Note the shell on one of them
Black Squirrel enjoying the last peanut

One of the cardinal visitors
Female Downy Woodpecker
Male Downy Woodpecker
A Warbler I am still working to identify
White Breasted Nuthatch (male)
Nuthatch with a sunflower seed (female)
Chicken of the Woods Fungus
Bracket Fungus
Working to Identify
Beetle on a car
Barn in the countryside
Old straw bales that are growing on the top
A lone seagull braving the wind & rain on the beach

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures, your adventures make me envious!!! :)