It was cozy to have my candles on, watching a movie or reading (I finished *Moby Dick* - all 566 pages!), but after a while, this girl craves the outside....and Nature.
I was so happy when the rain stopped for a few hours, I threw on my running shoes, a hat, grabbed my camera and set off to see how things were outside - and to smell the gorgeous fresh air that one gets after a big rain.
Autumn is slowly fading away...
The Swans seem to have made it though the first two storms in good shape.....
|Mama Blanche and the two*Girls*...where's Papa Blue Boy?|
|Here he is in all his glory!|
I came across this funny sight - a Coot, completely engrossed in nibbling on this plant! He never even noticed I was there!
This Comorant looks like he is posing for his *Cover Shot*...but, he is drying his wings while he can....it must have been rough out on the Pacific!
I was amazed to find one lone Turtle *pretending* he was sunning himself!
As I walked around the lake, I heard a shrill cry....not like that of a typical Hawk.....I looked up and up, trying to find him.....and..VOILA - here he is!
Can't see him?
Ok....here he is! (This must be a favourite roosting spot for Pigeons too!)
The *Photographer*, herself... sans makeup....
And....a blossoming, *diamond-water dotted* plant in her favourite colour.
I made it back up the Lyon Street Steps and home - just in time..... the rain is here.....it's going to be another wild night! But, I feel re-energised from my few hours outdoors. Tomorrow....the final *Tosca* - the end of our 2012 Season!
♥ Robin ♥