Cindi and I travelled down to Northern California this past Sunday to visit our family. We had a great time catching up with everyone. On Tuesday (today) my Dad, Brother Richard and his best friend of 40 years, Jeff Gale went out the Yolo Causeway (located between Davis and West Sacramento) to take pictures of critters. The Causeway is located smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Flyway. Waterfowl (and many other kinds of birds) were abundant. We had a great time and took pictures of many different species.
Here are some of the shots from today.
Brother Rich and best friend Jeff
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Woke up on Thursday morning to a toasty 19 degrees, when much to my surprise, four drake Wood Ducks hanging out in the back yard. The Wood Duck is tied for my favorite duck species (next to the Harlequin) of all time. My guess is these four could not find a fresh water pond or lake nearby that was not frozen…they had to opt for saltwater and seaweed…
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Cindi and I went to the Gig Harbor Christmas tree lighting event this afternoon/evening. It was freezing out but was still very well attended. It is always fun to see and hear the excitement of the kids as they count down for the lighting of the tree and as they watch for the arrival of Santa on the back of a fire truck. The large American flag next to the festive tree was flying at half-staff in remembrance of the four Lakewood Police officers who lost their lives less than a week ago in a senseless act of violence. I think all who attended appreciated this visual reminder of those who have given their lives for us. It would be great if we all could remember and pray for the families of these fallen officers.