Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's definitely springtime weather

Goslings with Mom and Dad
Twenty-one ladies met at the Farmers' Market location this morning to start our walk to the Fairhaven ferry terminal. The weather, sunny and delightful, is one reason why there were so many of us today. Plus, it's an easy three miles along Boulevard Park before getting to Fairhaven. We saw this family of Canadian geese as we walked and had to stop to get a picture. Aren't they precious? Many a time I've seen a family like this and mourned the loss of the little ones as they disappear, usually one at a time. There's a reason that so many are hatched at a time: they must look like little snacks to predators.

Once we got to the ferry terminal, Cindy (our leader) suggested that maybe we should take the trails behind the water treatment plant to add a little more distance, but a few of us decided to turn around and head back to the Market a bit early. I was feeling my hip a little, and I asked for a picture with each person with an "ow-ee" to point at it.
Cindy (foot), Lily (arm), Terry (bursitis), Judith (toe), Linda (knee)
But in any event, we were well exercised by the time we got to the Farmers' Market Depot, and everybody was happy to be out and about on such a day. Will it last? Apparently the next week will be warm and mostly sunny, so yes, we are pleased. Give Pacific Northwesterners a patch of good spring weather and we'll be smiling big!
:-)

19 comments:

  1. It is forecast to get to 100 here this week. That's a bit too hot, too soon.

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  2. I love your picture of the goslings! The little family is so sweet!

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  3. Love the goslings - and smiling at the ow-wee photo. Today I don't have enough arms to point to the afflicted bits (which include arms).

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  4. Nice photos of happy people. Love them.

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  5. Now as for those disappearing goslings: they do disappear because of predators but if you sit on the bank and watch the geese go by , many times there's a different number. Little guys quite often break off and go with another family...probably their cousins.

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  6. Cute line of goslings between those two geese!

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  7. Great photo of the gosslings. Up here often there is a one year old gossings that travels with his pack or what ever you call a group of geese, they help to protect the babies and after they are so old the one year olds head out on their own.

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    1. Forgot to say we have your rain, it began just as I finished mowing the yard today, but we needed rain because we are dry :)

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  8. Funny "owie" photo!
    We loved the warm temps in Seattle today while we came into the city for coffee, the march to the match, the Sounders match, standing on the third level concourse with a view to Elliot Bay, and the walk back into the city to catch the Link. We were thrilled with the blue sky and the warmth!

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  9. Yes, I'm enjoying our sunny weekend too!

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  10. We must have traded with you as here it was cold and rainy all week....yuk!

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  11. It was interesting that my granddaughters pointed out their oowies to us yesterday. We are all children at heart!

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  12. Dear DJan, I can see that every week I'm going to come to your blog posting and get motivated to continue my own exercise program--that one the neurosurgeon wants me to do. You truly do inspire me. Peace.

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  13. LOL! Love the owie picture!! We've had light rain for a couple of days and really needed it. Glad you are getting some sunshine your way. :)

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  14. It's horrible here! We have your weather and vice versa. It is so fun to see all the goslings and ducklings at this time year. Or all the snacks.

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  15. Don't think I have ever seen a complete family of geese with mom and pop protecting front and rear. Sweet.
    Laughed at the ow-ee pic. Can so relate.

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  16. Easy three-mile walk in the spring sunshine? Sounds wonderful. You might even get ME to take that walk!

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  17. I don't have enough digits to point to my owees!

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