Sunday, April 9, 2017

Girls hiking

The month of April finally brought milder weather. 
Today I was out with three other girls 
on a hike along the ocean side. 
We checked out 
West Quoddy Light State Park
West Quoddy Light, Lubec Me
Cormorants "on the rocks"
Black Scoter
and the area around the Lubec Flats 
for birds and and other sights.
view of Lubec ME
Lots of gulls on part of the mud flats
Look - sea glass!
Northern Harrier hovering over the marsh land
American Black Ducks
Canada Geese
Spring is definitely in the air 
and we had a wonderful afternoon.

Auntie's translation

Bei herrlichem Frühlingswetter habe ich mit ein paar Bekannten einen Ausflug entlang der Küste gemacht.
Wir haben dabei allerlei Wasservögel beobachten können und haben im Großen und Ganzen 
einfach die schöne Aussicht genossen.
Was für ein wunderschöner Sonntagnachmittag.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Beautiful Spring Morning.

Cruising around on an early spring morning we stopped 
at Mulholland Lightstation,  
also called Mulholland Point Lighthouse.
Towards the West, across the "Narrows", 
we looked at the small coastal town Lubec, Maine.
In front of us the gushing waters of the Bay,
the tide had just turned and
had started on it's way out.
We stayed in lee of Lighthouse, which towered into 
the an incredible blue sky.

The wind was pretty nippy, coming out of the North.
Nearby I saw some birds in the water.

It turned out to be a pair of Bufflehead ducks.
Very interesting birds, I found out.
They swam away swiftly after they saw my curious
head appear over the shrubs.
What a beautiful morning.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Update - fall/winter 2016/17

I have not been diligent this winter with keeping my blog updated.
There was not much going on that I could have
written about.
The golden, beautiful fall colours 
gave eventually way to a fair amount of snow.
It took us into February to get there.
As you can see it accumulated quite 
a bit. 
Mostly I sat and watched the sky change colour, 
looking at it through my living room window.
Bold sunsets before a storm  
moved in;
more gentle ones when the weather
got mild again.
Fishing vessels went out as the scallop
season started in the
beginning of February.
Another source of amusement are 
always the birds.
Although, we did not have many this winter.
Just before the big snow storm, in the
middle of February, there was a sudden rush.
Many birds were trying to get as much food as they could.
A Tree Sparrow seemed to ask for more, 
and a Blue Jay enjoyed the corn kernels.
One particular day we had a very rare guest.
Among the American Goldfinches I
detected a bright red flash.
A Northern Cardinal -
always amazingly beautiful.
Now I am waiting for the snow to melt

Auntie's translation

Schnell ein paar Photos. 
Die schönen Herbstfarben sind von erheblichen Schneemengen 
ersetzt worden. Meistens habe ich die Welt durch
mein Wohnzimmerfenster beobachtet.
Die leuchtenden Sonnenuntergänge vor dem Sturm und
die sanfteren wenn das Wetter wieder mild wurde.
Fischerboot auf dem Wasser, und Vögel die meine
Futterkästen besuchten.
Goldfinken, Spatzen, ein Blue Jay und
ein seltener Gast - der leuchtend rote Cardinal.
Jetzt hoffe ich das der Schnee bald weg