Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A walk along the river...

With the snowy weather we decided to stick a little closer to home for a walk this last weekend. We found ourselves at the Nature Center and Riverwalk in town. But there was still plenty to see...

















It was cold and our blood has not quick thickened yet (honestly, I really just wanted to stay home and snuggle next to the fire). But we really needed to get out, so I kept my feelings to myself, and put on an extra layer to head out. 

I am so happy I did. It was a beautiful walk filled with new discovries. Now that the leaves are all off the trees we spotted a new wasp nest, which was a neat find. Along with the usual water fowl we also saw a western blue bird, which was very fun to see in flight with all of it's blue and orange feathers putting on a show. 

It did start to get pretty cold toward the end of the walk, but that was nothing a little game of "Chase and Capture the Dad" could not cure. It seems to do the trick every time!

Perfect snowflakes came down as we headed back to the car. A beautiful ending to a really lovely walk along the river.



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    1. We are lucky to have this beautiful spot so close to home!

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  2. oh ever so beautiful! wish we lived around the bend. what magic in a wintery-fall landscape! xo

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    1. That would be great fun! We would love to go on a nature walk with you guys!

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  3. How different the nature center looks without the leaves. I love your snowflakes pictures! :)

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    1. Yes, it does. I am thinking I will put a book together of all of the seasons at the nature center/riverwalk.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a fabulous day!
    I posted a make & listen post today: http://lifeonacanadianisland.blogspot.ca/2013/11/homemade-pillowcases-lemony-home-scents.html

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    1. Thanks, Alex!
      It was a great day. I just totally zoned the Make & Listen! So happy you still posted it here!

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  5. It's amazing to me that this is New Mexico! I never knew it could look so wintery! And all your animal captures are so neat!

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    1. Yes! We are in the high desert, at over 5,000 ft, so it still gets very wintery looking around here. And just a half hour north of us was buried in snow from this little dusting we got over the weekend. Wild mountain weather!

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  6. Love seeing the snow! I hope you and your sweet family had the happiest of Thanksgivings!

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  7. I do enjoy viewing your images, Dawn. They are so lovely and peaceful to me. A wonderful reflection of the world around us all. And I love those big flakes, the ducks and the water. I was wondering what kind of sweet little bird that was!

    Off topic: F looks like she has sprouted and did she get a hair cut?

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  8. Love these pics, Dawn! I thought that was a bluebird up there. I like the mallards + geese, too. I appreciate the birds bringing some color around when everything else is shades of white and grey.

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