The canoes and kayaks arrived and I'm excited to go out on the kayak, which I've never tried before...I have a feeling it's going to be my new favourite activity. The loons seem to be enjoying the view of our cottages from the lake as it seems they are always around. Thankfully the geese are gone. It's usually around this time of year when the herons like to fish of our docks. How they can stand for hours and with such devoted concentration just to get lunch is amazing...perhaps a lesson in observing them.
After having lived for two years with mud and construction here, it is a joy for me now, to see the green grass, the shrubs and flowers growing by the day and my vision of how beautiful this little piece of paradise can be is coming alive. Oh yes, and the turtles, both painted and snapping, have really been enjoying my new landscaping! We have been putting our 'critter-resistor' screens out over any newly laid nests that we can see. These work best for the snapping turtle nests as we can generally detect a new nest as it is large. We have to work on the painted turtle 's nest as it is so small, we seem to miss them. We know that we've missed them because we see the evidence the next day. Well. I guess that's the cycle of life; everyone has to eat!