Sunday, May 21, 2017

"Just About Sunrise"

Tuesday morning as I was driving Chuck to work before picking up Kim at the train station I noticed the beautiful sunrise. One of the advantages of being a morning person!
The flooding here continues and by some accounts will be for a couple more months. I stood at the end of this dock a week or so ago.
The geese, ducks and swans are floating right up to peoples decks.
Saturday we made a trip to the dump. No rain so made a not so pleasant errand much more pleasant.
We stopped at an old mill site on the edge of town. Bits of the foundation are all that is left.
I did walk out to the edge of this bit of the foundation. The creek was running quite strongly but had come down a bit recently.
The skies were beautiful!
If I remember correctly it did start to rain shortly after I took this photo.
Lots of baby birds around. I just realized the Junco's are gone for the season. I believe they come back in September/October.
The crabapple blossoms are so lovely now and they smell incredible.
The goslings continue to grow and delight the neighbourhood.  Right beside the pond a whole new neighbourhood is being built. One day I saw a big, burly construction worker stop and crouch down to take some photos. Baby critters appeal to everyone!

Rain on and off this week. Janice and Keith continue to move in. Of course the day they have the movers booked to bring the large items of furniture and the appliances it is supposed to rain. Never fails!

Have a good week!
Robin

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  1. so sorry you have more rain coming and all that left over rain, even up to the picnic table.. gorgeous skies and the sunrise is beautiful and I agree about the pleasures of early rising, also the empty road at sunrise is pleasant to and the stores are empty to, the few that are open.

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    1. Hi Sandra, we went from a drought last Summer to floods now. It is incredible!
      I shop early in the morning too usually right when the stores open. I hate crowds!
      Have a good week!

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  2. I'm an early riser too! Such a pretty sunrise. I remember how sweet the crabapple blossoms smell. That's a cute image of the burly construction worker being mesmerized by the goslings! I hope it won't rain on the movers. Keep us posted.

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    1. Hi Mildred, another early riser! My Dad was too, we loved to go for walks down to the lake and enjoy the sunrise.
      It was very sweet to see the construction worker taking photos of the goslings.
      I will let you know how Janice and Keith's moving day goes.
      Take care!

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  3. Your sunrise pic...distracted driving? :-D

    The water looks deeper now than even a few days ago, when I was there with you. Scary.

    I especially like that shot from the edge of foundation, and the shots of the mourning doves and blossoms.

    It always makes me smile to see a large and/or burly man with a small dog or a cat or in this case, taking pics of the goslings. It just seems like a contradiction of sorts, in size and in stereotype. :-)

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    1. Sorry Kim, look below! I am not retyping all that!

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  4. Kim, I knew as soon as I published this post with the sunrise photo you would say that!πŸ˜€
    The water is creeping up into another neighbourhood. The town has made available more sandbags but where is it going to end up by July???
    Talking about big men and little critters. My Dad was a large man. My sister had a tiny chihuahua named Buddy which our whole family loved. My sister came to visit my parents one day when we were visiting and she brought Buddy. We wanted to go shopping but didn't want to leave Buddy alone in the car while we did. My Dad volunteered to look after him. We came home a few hours later and no one was home. Ten minutes or so later we looked up the street and my Dad and Buddy were coming down the road. We were falling off the front step laughing. Tiny little Buddy with his feet going a mile a minute with my Dad looming over him. I will always remember that.
    Have a good evening Kim!

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    1. Hi Valerie, I feel very blessed to live here. It really is the best of two worlds. Very rural but a big city is only an hour away.
      Have a good week!

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  6. Oh, Robin, your sunrise picture is so pretty. It really does pay to be an early riser!

    That's incredible about the water level when looking at the dock.

    The sky shots are great, and it does look like it's about to rain in the second one. Hopefully, it won't rain on moving day!

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    1. Hi Vicki, it was an incredible sunrise. I was just at the right place at the right time for that photo.
      Fingers crossed it doesn't rain on Janice's and Keith's moving day but so far it doesn't look good.
      Enjoy your week!

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  7. I'm an early riser but not s early as you I think!! Also I hate crowds and shop before too many people are out and about.

    I hope you get a couple of dry weeks soon so all the surplus water can either soak in or run off.
    You're right about the weather being weird though. We finally have a few days of mid 20's which is lovely!!

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    1. Hi Granny Marigold, we are up at 5:00 a.m. this time of year as we do our walk before Chuck heads to work at 6:30. I hate crowds to and will shop right at 8:00 a.m.
      We had another two inches of rain yesterday so the water is even higher today . One man's house is completely surrounded by sandbags and he has three pumps going 24 hours a day trying to keep the water away from his house.
      Glad you are enjoying some nice weather. The sun is out as I type this and tomorrow is supposed to be nice too.
      Be well!

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  8. Wonderful photos especially the doves. We had rain on and off all day and it has been quite heavy at times this evening.

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    1. Hi Linda, glad you enjoyed the photos. The doves sat in the tree for 10 minutes so I was able to get a few decent photos.
      It poured rain here too. By our rain gauge it said we received another two inches.
      Have a good week!

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  9. I love all your photos, Robin!!! I just saw some Canada geese on Friday! No goslings, though. (not yet at least). I love your posts. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Linda, I am so glad you enjoyed the photos! That's great you saw some Canada geese. We are loving watching the little ones grow up.
      I enjoy your videos and quotes to. Always uplifting!
      Have a lovely week in Montreal!

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  10. I love to see the goslings, you're right, all babies are cute! Beautiful sunrise, though you must have had so much rain to have flooded so much xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, the goslings are so adorable. I could just sit and watch them.
      We have had something like four times the normal amount of rain we usually have for the month of May. It is lovely to live down on the water but not at times like these!!!
      Have a wonderful week!

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  11. Hello, love the gorgeous sunrise. I am an early riser too. The doves and goslings are so sweet. We are having rain now too and maybe most of the week ahead :(

    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    1. Hi Eileen, another morning person! Seems a lot of us are. Best time of the day to me.
      I imagine most of us are thoroughly tired of rain!
      Happy Monday to you too!

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  12. Robin, this is a great set of photos...loved that about the big burly construction worker taking pics of the babies. And LOVE that sky shot, the one where you said you think it started to rain right after you took it. Great shot of the doves, and I did like the sunrise.

    I am so glad when I see a post from you.

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    1. Hi Rose, glad you enjoyed the photos. I do love taking them! I always enjoy your photos too. It seems we enjoy much of the same things.
      Take care and you and Roger be well this week!

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  13. Yes, beautiful sunrises, that's one reason I like walking early mornings too.
    Love the mourning doves.

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    1. Hi Karen, I often think of you when Chuck and I are walking in the early mornings. You probably are walking at the same time too!
      Enjoy your ice cream tonight! πŸ˜†

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  14. Yes, one of the advantages of being a morning person-- sunrises! Beautiful. Love seeing the skies there, and the birds, flowers, and docks. All of it so lovely!

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    1. Hi Robin, I am glad you enjoyed the photos. One morning I was busy baking and didn't think to look at the sunrise. Chuck pulled over on his way to work and called me to check the sunrise. It was gorgeous! I did manage a few photos, I can't remember if I posted it or not! 😜
      Have a wonderful week!

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  15. We had buckets of rain yesterday (Sunday), but I managed to get a touch of sunburn on my face on Saturday when it was overcast. As I left for work this morning, the woodpecker was hammering away at a tree across the street; the noise was so loud, it made you look up but I have never yet spotted that bird!

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    1. Hi Vicki, we received two inches of rain yesterday. We do NOT need anymore! It was very sunny here on Saturday.
      Sometimes it can be very hard to spot a woodpecker. They can blend right in.
      Enjoy your week in Detroit!

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  16. Robin; you capture the most amazing photos !!! I hope the rains cease enough that the flooding halts; we've had that here as well. the morning doves close up....they look as if your could reach out and touch them ....{ don't let on to the tabbies I said that !! ♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much! That is very kind of you.
      I don't think the rain is ending anytime soon. As I have said in a few other replies we received two inches yesterday and the forecast calls for more on and off all week.
      The tabbies might get upset if they knew you were talking about birds. Mums the word!
      Take care!

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  17. Lovely spring time photos....

    Hope the excess water, has not caused real damage, as to crops, etc.

    We are back into shower weather. thankfully, not heavy rain though...

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    1. Hi Luna, the flooding is mostly concentrated here one block within the lakefront where there are no farms. I imagine in other lakefront communities it will be a different story. The farmers here though will be planting later as the ground is so saturated from all the rain. The damage here is to the homes along the waterfront.
      Enjoy your week!

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  18. I have so enjoyed catching up with your oh-so-wonderful photos. You have a great horizon to capture, and the ominous clouds make it even better. We have had a couple of evenings with just out-of-this- world beautiful sunsets. I didn't get a single photo. :(

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    1. Hi Chip Butter, glad you enjoyed catching up! Being a small rural town we don't have any large buildings to get in the way of sunrises and sunsets. Great for people like me to take photos! πŸ™ƒ
      I would love to see one of your sunsets! Please take a photo and share it with us!
      Have a good week!

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  19. Great photos! Yes, being a morning person you get to see sights like this but hardly ever make it up that early.

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    1. Hi Pam, thanks for your kind words. I always have been a morning person, even when I was a little kid. My Dad and I would go do the grocery shopping or pop over the border (I grew up right on the Canada / U.S. border) to do some shopping and come home and the rest of the family would just be getting up. Chuck was a night owl when I met him but has since become a morning person too.
      Take care.

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  20. I just saw MY first Canada Geese goslings this week at the Duck Pond. They are so fuzzy and cute.

    Your sunrise picture is simply beautiful. YOu should frame that one.

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    1. Hi Dee, goslings are just adorable. I don't think anyone can resist them!
      The sunrise photo was pure luck snapped as we were heading up the hill with my little point and shoot camera. It seems the photos I really try at don't turn out! 😜
      Have a good day!

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  21. I am not a morning person but when I do get up early, the sunrise can make it all worthwhile.

    What lovely photos, especially liked the baby birds, how adorable they are!!!

    I hope the flood waters recede soon, that can be such a scary situation.

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    1. Hi Geraldine, most days the sunrise definitely makes getting up early very worthwhile!
      Thanks, glad you enjoyed the photos.
      We received another two inches of rain on Sunday so the water will not be going down any time soon.
      Take care!

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  22. I am a morning person too and love watching the sun rise. Your pictures are, as usual, amazing. Those in your last post too!

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    1. Hi Henny, it seems like so many of us bloggers are morning people! Funny!
      Have a wonderful day!

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