Monday, February 16, 2009

Skagit Valentine

We heard that the snow geese and trumpeter swans were in the fields in Skagit valley and so packed up the car and headed out for a Valentine's Day adventure. We started out spotting a few eagles and going for a walk along the south end of Fir Island. Then we drove around looking for white birds in fields. We were not disappointed. And there were really not very many people out that day. A few die-hard bicyclists and a half dozen photographers with what I refer to as national geographic camera lenses!
As we were driving, we would hear the honking in the distance and then sure enough, see a pair of swans flying by. Perfect for Valentine's Day, these swans seem to hang out and fly in pairs. Sometimes a biker would tell us where a good field was, and sometimes we just happened upon one.
It was a fun, exciting, peaceful and relaxing day!
I was challenged as a photographer, and learned some mighty good lessons!

12 comments:

sunmamma said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend valentine's day!!

ELK said...

oh how amazing these 4 images are M, you are such a storyteller with your photos

ps the word verification is becalm

leaca said...

That would have been so much fun. Great photos.

Grey Street Girl said...

These are awesome pics! Sounds like you had the perfect Valentine's Day!

Char said...

a wonderful day....much better than me moving, right? :) love the collage.

Bridge said...

oh my! what a great day and what wonderful shots here.

e.o.w. said...

Sounds like a perfect day! (And from what I see of your photos, it was!)

Sandra said...

what a wonderful way to spend v-day! the geese look like fun!

jackie said...

I think you make it out and about to the most interesting places. Love seeing those places through your viewfinder too!
I've tagged you on today's post if you want to play along....

Andie said...

Oh I love the Barn one best of all. I can't think of a more perfect V-day. Glad you had so much fun.
xxoo,
a.

Marnie Dee said...

Nice photos Ms Martha! I really like the one of the 2 geese in flight...very cool.

Leanne said...

What fantastic photos it sounded like a lovely day. I love swans it is different for me to see white ones ours are black.