This post is going to be rather pic heavy. Not something I do often, but I just felt compelled to share with you guys about a couple of recent day trips we made as a family. (Forgive quality of pictures as they were taken with my camera phone.)
Last week, we had quite a bit of snow in our area. I shared some pictures from around our home, but late in that week we went about an hour north of our house for an appointment and I took this picture:
This was a couple of days after the initial snowfall and things were beginning to melt. This is a small "lake" (more like a pond) in between a grouping of corporate office buildings. The area has a wonderful little sidewalk and path all the way around the "lake" with benches and bridges. It makes a great area for the employees of those buildings to take a nice walk at lunch, or for touristy types like me to kill some time waiting for someone (my Beau) while they are in a meeting.
Exactly one week later, we went back to the same area, and once again, I found the scenery to be beautiful. This time with temperatures in the high 60's and the snow all melted.
And as I walked with my son around the "lake" yesterday afternoon, we had the privilege of watching 2 beautiful swans swimming, drinking and eating. Apparently the habitat has been created and cared for so that they will consider this "lake" their home. I snickered at the signs posted every 25 feet or so, but I suppose they serve a purpose.
We kept our distance, but I still got several decent pictures. They are truly beautiful. I can't wait to go back again to see them!
These pictures don't do them justice. They were absolutely gorgeous but also HUGE! I couldn't believe how large they were. I'm so glad I got to see them and share them with my son this week!