I woke up Sunday morning and decided to take a little trip. I wanted to take George somewhere where we could walk, see some pretty scenery, and have a picnic lunch. Yes, you can have a picnic lunch in January.
I decided to head south to a wildlife refuge in Delaware that my husband and I used to frequent. I tried to remember the last time we were there but sadly, could not. I knew the way though, and packed my lunch, some dog yummies for my buddy, water, a camp chair, and a bird book. Oh, and the camera of course.
When we left the house, it was 30 degrees and the thermometer in the car kept climbing the further south we went. It actually got up to 46 down there today! First stop is a viewing tower along Rte. 9. That’s my car parked there just to the left of center in the photo above.
Along the path heading toward the car.
George was a little shaky going up the steps to the tower back there
but he made it just fine.
He wasn’t quite comfortable up there, however.
We continued south on Rte. 9 and eventually arrived at our destination: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. I planned on taking a couple of small hikes, seeing some birds, and hopefully finding a place to have a picnic in the sunshine and out of the wind.
This was taken from the first viewing tower along the road that runs through the park.
Looking east toward the Delaware Bay here.
A flock of Canada geese flies above my head.
View from my picnic spot. The wind was blowing from the west so I sat on the east side of the car, using it as a wind block. I ate my lunch and listened to the calls of the birds and the wind as it rustled through the reeds.
Exciting, isn’t it?
Suddenly, a huge flock of snow geese took to the sky. There were thousands of them and all the photographers there turned to take photos. I had the zoom lens on at the time and didn’t have time to change out lenses.
They all landed opposite from where I was sitting. If you look closely, you can see them in the sky and as they land on the water. They really do look like snow, don’t they?
I continued to drive around the ponds, stopping every now and then to take photos. I took a lot today and these are just a few that I’m sharing.
Today, I’m heading to NJ to visit an old friend. I am taking soup and some rustic bread. I’ll write more about the soup because it is awesome. I used some of the leftover roasted chicken from the other night. Fantastic.
Hope you have a good day. Very gray here but hey, it’s a day off.