May 23, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.17

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, ON

Welcome back! 

This week I have more photos of the hornbill...I think this guy is so cool, with that big beak! I tend to take a lot of photos of it! I also have photos of a giant wood rail, a ringed teal duck and an emerald starling this week.

All of these were taken in the big aviary at the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. I highly recommend this place...we've been there several times and keep going back!

Well, I can't believe the weekend is almost over already...time off sure goes fast! Kev and I drove to Algonquin Park on Saturday. We hiked 3 trails and had lunch outside. We saw a couple of moose, but they were not close enough for good photos! :-( We enjoyed the day though being outside and walking our doggie. Sunday we went out to get haircuts and then went for a drive, stopping at Lake Ontario Park and at the waterfront in was a beautiful day. Got our groceries and headed home. Today was laundry day and binge-reading day. Yep, I downloaded a novel and spent most of the day reading...felt awesome to relax and do very little! :-)

Have a great week!

May 15, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.16

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, ON

Welcome Back!

This week I have more birds from the Aviary at the Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls.

1st & Last-Silvery Cheeked Hornbill
2nd & 3rd - Nicobar Pigeon
4th-7th-Blue-Crowned Pigeon

This week went fast again..I keep saying that, but it's so true! Can't believe we are halfway thru May already! We booked our holiday in August to go to Grand Manan Island...I can't wait! We are staying at a different cottage this year, so we'll see how that goes!

Have a great week!

May 8, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt. 15

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Welcome Back!

Happy Mother's Day to all those celebrating today! Hard to believe my kiddies are 21 and 18 now...seems like just yesterday I became a MOTHER! :-) Lots of fun times over the years for sure! 

Today we all got together and went for a hike at Lemoine Point. Keturah had to work at 3, so we walked faster than usual. :-) We saw some baby ducks, lots of trilliums and a water snake laying by the water, in the pics of that! Yuck! We also all went out for dinner on Friday night for Mother's day dinner at The Works as Keturah works on Sundays and we didn't want her to miss out! Kev also made me yummy banana pancakes today for breakfast! Keturah made me some chocolate covered strawberries and some chocolate peanut butter balls...yummy!

I worked for a few hours yesterday as it was our spring open house...It was crazy busy on Friday and Saturday, so I was pretty tired afterwards, but Kev, Zeek and I managed a drive afterwards and stopped at a few parks along the way too!

Here are the pics for this week...another scarlet ibis photo, some sort of quail (I think), a silvery-cheeked hornbill, a green iguana, an eastern rosella and a silver pheasant. More next time!

Have a great week!

May 1, 2016

Bird Kingdom, Pt.14

Bird Kingdom, Niagara Falls, ON

Welcome Back!

Sorry for not posting last week! I had to work on the Sunday, until 1pm and then had to do all my errands and laundry at that point...We also went to Waterloo on Saturday to pick up Brooke, who has come home for the summer or at least until she finds a job! :-) 

This past week marked a milestone with this blog...Yep, I've been at this for 8 years as of April 28th...Wow, it doesn't feel like it at all! I sure do miss it when I haven't posted in awhile. I love going through all my photos and I even like editing them! Of course, I try to take them in a way where I don't have to edit them too much...just cropping and re-sizing!

Anyway, I will keep this short as we were in Ottawa all day yesterday for a friend's birthday party...Anakin turned 1 on Friday, so we all headed up to help him party! :-)

This week I have more pics of the conure that I highlighted last week...I still cannot identify what kind it is based on the pics on their website. ( I am also showing off some pretty birds called "golden pheasants". They are very cute to watch as well--as they strut around and follow each other.

Have a great week!