We got up early on Canada Day morning - at 6:20 - as it was warm and the sun was shining. I decided it would be a good time to go out and take some pictures. I absolutely love mornings like this in the summer.....warm temperature, sunshine, no wind.....fog laying over the valley and rising up over the hill.....hazy skies. A perfect summer morning.
Murray mowed the lawn and whipper snipped all around the property and cleaned up the garage. I did some pruning of shrubs, made biscuits and did very little else. :-}
We went to the berry field and picked strawberries. It was slim picking though but we managed to get 2 boxes of big juicy berries.
Yummy strawberry shortcake. I didn't have cream to whip so Cool Whip it is. :-}
When we arrived at the berry field there was a Killdeer flying all over and acting very defensive then we noticed a taped off area in the parking lot. The staff person said the Killdeer had laid her eggs on the gravel parking lot the day before. Not exactly great timing for berry pickers coming and parking there!
Can you see the Killdeer? They blend in so well with the ground that they are almost 'invisible'. (the photo is highly cropped too)
And the eggs blend in very well too! I had a difficult time picking them out of all the rocks around them. I really hope these eggs survive and hatch into little Killdeer. It's going to be pretty tough in the area where they are with so many people coming and going.
This is the Killdeer that was on the eggs. They will lead their 'prey' away from the nest and pretend they are injured to distract them. Nature is so incredibly beautiful isn't it?
We barbecued hamburgers for supper along with left over potatoes fried up and salad AND Strawberry Shortcake for dessert! After supper we went for a long walk. Since Murray had to work today he went to bed earlier than I. The full moon was covered by heavy clouds that rolled in about mid-afternoon, although it never rained here. Since we didn't get to town to take part in the Canada Day festivities I thought I'd try to see the fire works from our deck. I kept going outside from about 10:20 on and finally at 10:40 they were visible on the horizon. I could hear fireworks going off all around our area too.
And that was our Canada Day. Quietly celebrated at home.
Tomorrow we are off to Moncton and the Fundy Coast for a day trip. We plan to visit the Hopewell Rocks and I'll have lots of pictures to share with you.
Thanks for all your visits and comments. I hope you are having a good week. I'll be thinking of my American friends as you celebrate July 4th Independence Day on Saturday. Have Fun!