I’ve found when I set off on a drive, with my mind set to “taking pictures” … it won’t happen. Or, at least, they turn out a little … uninspired. That’s what happened yesterday. We took the ferry over to Kingston Peninsula. I had high hopes of seeing all kinds of birds in general and eagles in particular. Didn’t see one bird, except these, what I believe to be, Greater Scaup. They were too far away anyway. They’re easily mistaken for Ring necked duck or the other way around, but I’m pretty sure they were Scaup.
The day was quite lovely, though. The sky was filled with those feathery, wispy clouds that make you think of angel wings and ice cream castles in the air. Yes, I know the lyrics of “Both Sides Now” by heart. When I was fourteen, I thought those lyrics could have been written just for me — I’d “seen it all from both sides” 🙂
The covered bridges are numerous, here in New Brunswick. The first time I watched “Bridges of Madison County”, I was still living in Sweden and knew nothing about covered bridges. I thought they were particular to that very spot, where the movie took place, and only there. Here, many of them are in various states of disrepair, which is saddening. One was carried away by the Spring flood a couple of years ago.
Speaking of Spring — in Facebook I was reminded of what it looked like, here in Saint John, on May 1st last year:
So … it really isn’t too bad this year!