We are having some gorgeous sunny weather this week, it's cold and it's WINDY, but the sun is brilliant and beautiful. The last time I drove to Multnomah Falls I noticed that the Tundra Swans had returned to Mirror Lake by Rooster Rock State Park. Yesterday we had to go to the post office in Corbett, so I grabbed my camera and we headed out to try to get some photos of the swans. This is the view of Mt. Hood from Corbett, the school roof is in the bottom right of the photo and is where our grandson is in kindergarten.
Then we drove down on I-84 and pulled over on the shoulder and tried to get a good photo of the swans. The huge rock bluff you see is where Vista House resides. You can see the viaduct at the top where the road goes around the building. See the white specks? Those are swans!
They stop here every year on their migration south and dine on the leaves, stems and tubers of aquatic plants in shallow water.
They were way across the lake and these photos are not clear, but you get the idea of them, they seemed to stay in pairs which is sweet.
See how the wind is whipping the lake into waves? Brrrr!
My lens focused on the branches.. :-)
We are off for our Thanksgiving shopping today! We need to buy fresh yams and Russet potatoes, celery, fresh cranberries, parsley, lemons and oranges and rolls! We also have to pick up our fresh turkey, approx. 24 lbs! I can't wait to put the leaves in the table and spread my tablecloth and set the table with my turkey dishes and silverware. My next post will be après Thanksgiving. I'll have some fun photos!
For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, have a FABULOUS day full of giving thanks, spending time with loved ones, and having a wonderful meal! For those of you who don't celebrate the day, please go ahead and give thanks for all you have. I'm so glad you're my friends and readers! You are one of the big things I will be giving thanks for - the friends I've made right here in blog-land.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)