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Monday, March 22, 2010

That's My World Tuesday: Lake Lynn

Lake Lynn is a few miles from my house and Bill and I went for a walk there on Saturday. All the photos in this post are from that walk.
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Since Shelley Lake is in my neighborhood and some of the trails are within walking distance of my house, that's where I usually walk.
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I like to go to Lake Lynn too since there are some differences between the two lakes and Lake Lynn is only a few miles away.
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In the spring I usually spot a lot more turtles at Lake Lynn and on Saturday that was definitely the case.
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The turtles were out in full force and I wondered if they have already begun to have babies.
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I'm not sure what kind of turtles they are as that's not something I'm good at identifying.
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Immediately after reading a sign that said horses aren't allowed on the walkways around the lake, I spotted two horse riders.
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When I realized they were police officers I wondered how they would react if I said, I'm making a citizens arrest, you aren't supposed to be riding horses on this trail.
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There are some early signs of spring at the lake but not as many as there are in the neighborhoods.
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I like this time of year when part of my world looks like winter and part looks like spring.
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When we were almost around the lake, I glanced over at a condominium complex which was bursting into spring mode.
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There are some of the same geese and ducks at Lake Lynn as there are at Shelley, but not anything like as many at Lake Lynn. Lake Lynn has muscovy ducks (second shot) which I never see at Shelley but in terms of numbers of water birds there aren't as many.
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There weren't any sea gulls at Lake Lynn although there are a lot of them at Shelley Lake at the moment. Most of the sea gulls leave before summer at Shelley.
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I haven't seen any of the great blue herons at either lake recently although I see quite a few from around April through January at both lakes. For participants from around the world, please visit the home of That's My World Tuesday.

28 comments:

Daryl said...

What a lovely area to live in ... great snaps, Carver!

Randi said...

This is excellent series of photos! Your home environment is great and amazing - Lucky you!

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a great place to have so close to your house, lucky! It looks like a perfect spot to spend a lot of time and sounds like you had a great day, and go some great pictures ! I always love seeing turtles :)

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely....The muscovy aren't the most beautiful ducks are they? I haven't seen any turtles yet or the herons..but a wood duck showed up yesterday....Michelle

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of beautiful place. Very scenic.

Indrani said...

Terrific shots!
Those tortoise shots are too cute.

VioletSky said...

Love the turtles!
It's interesting what attracts the birds to certain areas that aren't all that different one from the other.

Sylvia K said...

How lovely to have such a beautiful place so near your home!! That's how I feel about the beach and the harbor here -- they're five minutes away and I love it! Your photos are delightful as always, Carver! Love the all the ducks and turtles! That is funny about the policemen and horses! Yep, citizen's arrest is definitely in order!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

You are so lucky to have this so close to home. Is this your default walking spot?

maryt/theteach said...

Great photos, Carver! And a wonderful place to live! :)

Babooshka said...

The kind of world my camera loves. So peaceful and relaxing.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

What a peaceful lovely walk you shuold have tried the citizens arrest:)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Really neat shots around your world. That pink tree was bursting with color.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver,
You World is a dream my sweet friend!
I loved this set of pictures, wonderful critters, flowers, outstanding landscape and so on...Everything perfect and with beautiful sunny day!
") Lucky girl!
Hugs
Léia

Stine in Ontario said...

That sure is a gorgeous spot to walk, Carver. No turtles here yet! :)

lissa said...

beautiful views, I like the ducks and the turtle, must have been a nice walk

J Bar said...

Good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Susie of Arabia said...

I don't think I'd mind living there one bit! It's gorgeous. Love your new header of the flower - just beautiful.

Wren said...

it's so nice to see spring in photos - it gives me hope we'll have our own warmer weather some day soon. I love that first photo - the lake looks so peaceful and calm.

PS I always assume turtles are red sliders, mainly because that's about the only turtle I know.

Ebie said...

What a lovely day to spend walking around the lake. The water so serene and calm and creatures are just enjoying the sun!

A lot of beautiful reflection shots too!

serline said...

Such a beautiful and relaxing place. Your world is definitely better than mine.;)

Wolynski said...

I can barely tell the turtles from the ducks - close-up I can.

Those policemen were so rude - no horses means no horses. Can't they just bike?

Beautiful photos.

Vicky said...

What a lovely walk!!! Great place to visit!!!

SandyCarlson said...

These made my evening. I especially love the turtle shots. They are so proud and silly at the same time. Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em.

Marites said...

such beautiful surroundings you have there. Never seen turtles in a lake, quite interesting! I love those blooms too.

Marites' Travels

NicoleB said...

That's once again a gorgeous place!
You have some amazing nature over there with all those great landscapes and wildlife!

Grace Olsson said...

oh Carver, Iam anxious for the springtime, dearest
Have a nice day
graceolsson.com/blog

Sacred Ruminations said...

thanks so much for sharing your lovely walk with us here ... such a beautiful spot! Love the turtle on the branch and the watery reflections after ... your SECOND photo made me smile and those PINK blossoms are delightful ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

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