This morning The Gracious One and I were dressed and ready to move first, so while the others (who shall remain unnamed) dawdled about, we went for a walk in our development – much like the bear going over the mountain to see what he could see.
We saw this gull with a beak full of nesting material – it is nesting time and we have seen a lot of activity involving construction material gathering.
Nearly to the end, but before the big rock outcropping covered in birds, there are the bathing pools for the gulls
and a gull sitting on her nest, I am certain. I was nearby and she did not twitch a muscle.
Down below small pools on top of the rocks which the geese found most appealing. I was thrilled to the point of a squeal that got everyone’s attention when I uploaded this photo and discovered there were three goslings with their parents – I could not see them with my naked eye.
At the very end, when the fence would let us go no further, we found – the seals! The seals we had seen swimming just offshore from us but could not capture with the camera, were lolling about on the rock outcroppings offering a perfect photo op.
Harbor seals I am told.
Walking back towards our unit, we came across geese grazing
a rocky hill covered in flowers
and a slippery rock sloping into the sea water.
One more trip around when the focus was on greenery.
A shrub with blue flowers beginning to pop out
Rhododendron glowing with their colors
and this lovely white feather – not foliage or a flower, but delightful still.
Back at our unit, the unnamed others were ready and we headed out to lunch. The view from our table today
which had a glass ball for decoration
and a lunch that included delicious strawberry lemonade
and unphotographed crab cakes.
Off to the tidepools – which involved a number of photos and will be the topic of another post.