May 30, 2014

Waccatee Zoo, Pt.4

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Today, for your viewing pleasure, I have shots of  Turkey Vultures...they aren't part of the Zoo's display, just some wild ones we saw in the forest as we walked along the trail...I didn't even see them at first..Kevin noticed something moving in the tree and then pointed them out. We saw three altogether and they were pretty cool to see. I took a quick 10 or so photos before they got scared and took off! Here are my favourites....

Well, this week has been busy..I managed to attend the Pre-Conference of the annual PLA Conference in Belleville...great session I attended for 2 half days. Thursday was a welcome quiet day at home as I didn't have a car and today Brooke and I ran errands most of the day before she headed to work at 3! 

Not too much planned for the weekend. We are having the burial for my Uncle tomorrow and then hopefully enjoy some of the sun that's suppose to be here for the weekend!

Have a great weekend!

May 26, 2014

Waccatee Zoo, Pt. 3

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Sorry for the delay in posting! I missed Friday's usual post as Keturah had a PA day and so we headed to Kingston to do some errands, shopping, etc. Saturday we had a family dinner with Kevin's family..a great visit and good eats! Sunday we headed to Kingston for some shopping and we walked along the water at the parks on the way there...I took some photos of baby ducks, but missed the geese babies! Maybe next weekend!

This time I'm highlighting more of the Zoo shots. These include the Cattle Egrets in the first three photos. The first photo shows them all nesting or getting ready to nest...this area is a breeding ground. Other shots include a black swan, some ducks and some peccaries, or small pig critters. The little ones are always so cute as they get running around chasing each other, just like human kids! :-)

More on Friday! Have  a great week!

May 20, 2014

Waccatee Zoo, Pt. 2

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This time I'm highlighting more of the Waccatee Zoo photos. Most of them are farm animals..I mentioned that they did have a variety of critters there!

Today you'll find, emus, Patagonian Mara (rodent like critter), cows, a turtle and some goats. The last goat photo shows this little guy's double set of horns. Apparently, it's a rare occurrence. He posed so cute!

Well, the weekend sure went by fast! Long weekends always do! We had a delicious family dinner on Saturday. On Sunday we headed to Algonquin Park for the day. It was a great day, despite the clouds and a bit of spitting on us! We hiked 3 trails and saw 7 or 8 moose. I only got photos of 3 or 4 as some were too far away to get good shots. Had dinner in Huntsville and headed home..And, we saw a deer---up close...he ran out in front of me as I was driving from Bancroft..I didn't get his photo though! :-) Monday we spent a quiet day at home, doing not much of anything (ok, I did some crafts)! We did get out for a walk in Napanee after dinner. It sucked that Brooke  had to work all weekend!

Looks like a quiet week this week..maybe do some job hunting! Today's fun is laundry, dishes and grocery shopping!

More animal shots later this week!

May 16, 2014

Waccatee Zoo

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This time I'm highlighting some photos from the Waccatee Zoo in Myrtle Beach, actually it's about 25 minute drive out of town, but well worth it. It's kind of run down, but they have a great selection of animals and you are allowed to feed most of them (with their approved snacks).

As you enter the admission building, you see aquariums with snakes, lizards and turtles. Sometimes hard to get good shots through glass, but I managed to get a couple of snake photos..I didn't stick around long to see what kind they were..just eager to see the other animals! 

The rest of the critters I'm showing today are farm animals....a big piggie and some goats. The goats were rather calm, surprising, because they are usually pushing others out of the way to get some of the treats that they sell at reception...maybe because it was so cold on the day we were there. It was 22 on Wednesday and we went to the zoo on Thursday and it was going to be 8. Brrr. it was quite chilly after having such hot weather all week...Good thing I had my winter coat with me, because I definitely needed it that day!

I'll have some more next week!

Well, this week was good. I managed to do everything I had planned! Brooke was home most of the week as she has to work today and every day of the long weekend! So, I'm having a quiet day at home alone doing some chores and laundry. Fun, fun, fun..not!

We are having my sister and hubby over for dinner tomorrow night but no other plans. Thinking about taking a drive to Algonquin Park for a drive for the day, but we'll see how everyone feels come Sunday!

Enjoy your long weekend!

May 13, 2014

Huntington Beach State Park

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This time I'm highlighting the last of the photos from the Huntington Beach State Park. They include shots of tiny little crabs, small fish and some scenics of the area! The last photo shows a few crabs in the one photo..not quite sure how many are there!

Well, the weekend was a good one! I spent some time with the girlies, out shopping on Saturday, while Dad did some consulting work. On Mother's day, I took it easy..Keturah made me homemade waffles with raspberries and chocolate (yummy)! We went for a walk, got groceries and headed out for a delicious dinner at the Greek Islands when Brooke got off work. I was also gifted with some beautiful yellow roses and some Alex and Ani bracelets---I'm so spoiled! :-)

Well, another quiet far, anyway! Hope to go to the gym today and Thursday and get a haircut tomorrow...that's my excitement for this week! :-)

Next time I will start highlighting my photos from the MB Zoo.

Enjoy your week!

May 9, 2014

Atalaya Castle, Pt. 5

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This time I'm highlighting the LAST of the Atalaya Castle shots. These include the outside yard and the out-buildings. It's beautiful everywhere..especially on the day we were there!

I think I'll have some more photos of Huntington Beach State Park next time...maybe some crabs or more scenics.

Well, this week went by really fast. I had to do some errands for my Uncle's estate, some walks with my doggie and some job searching too! Today I went to an open house at one of my favourite craft stores. I got to make some awesome cards and bought some new goodies too!

Nothing planned for the weekend..maybe some shopping with the girlies and some crafting. I think we're heading out for dinner on Sunday!

Happy Mother's Day! Have a great weekend!

May 6, 2014

Atalaya Castle, Pt. 4

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This week I'm still highlighting the Atalaya Castle photos. I should have the last of them later this week! It was a beautiful place to visit and I would've liked to have taken more time to explore the place even more (especially the outside), but Kevin and Zeek were waiting in the car.

Well, I volunteered at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre on Sunday. It was a cool, windy and rainy day (it only lightly spit on us a few times). The wind was the worst though, because we then had to chase our stuff across the yard! :-) We were surprised by how many people still came out despite the weather! I'm glad they did---to keep us busy!

Not much planned for this week, waiting to see what Brooke's schedule will be like, now that she's done training. We're off to the gym today! 

Enjoy your week!