Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Break

In my last post I listed what I hoped to find on the weekend. We enjoyed... early morning visit to the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, the largest of its kind in the world with the Guinness record for the most maple syrup served in one day.

I found...

... lots of Skunk Cabbage blooms in the swampy ground beside a creek.

We watched...

...two Bluebirds in love, barely in sight with a camera, but fun to watch with binoculars.

Another single Bluebird sang a lovely spring song from an overhead wire.

I didn't find...

... any Great Blue Herons at the heronry and I think they may have relocated this year. There were none in the many ponds and streams we passed but my husband reported seeing one in the river early in the morning last week.

I am taking a short blogging break for this busy week and will be back here and visiting other blogs after Easter. It looks like March will enter and exit like a lamb this year in our part of the world. I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring season.


  1. Yes, I am definitely enjoying spring. It's wonderful in Waterloo at this time of the year, isn't it? :)

    Your pictures of the Elmira festival look great - I dream of apple fritters... Did they have the maple syrup tire sticks? (Sorry I only know their French name, I forgot the English ! But it's like maple syrup frozen on a popsicle stick. And it's amazing.)

  2. This is one of the few years that spring has really felt like spring.
    I saw quickly cooled maple syrup wrapped around sticks in Ottawa last year but haven't seen it here. We bought maple soft taffy in small cones and there was lots of maple sugar candy (too sweet!)

  3. Ruth...yesterday I saw a Heron standing in the river, just past Wallenstein. That is my first this season. No bluebirds yet for me. I have started to wear my binoculars now when I walk the dog in the just never know what you will see.

    Enjoy your week.

  4. It's sleeting and somewhat miserable here right now, but it should soon be nice again. Great forecast for the weekend -- so far.

  5. Have a wonderful break. Oh, how I love apple fritters.

  6. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

  7. I've awarded your blog the Beautiful Blogger Award! Pop over and check it out :)

  8. I checked out the E.M.S.F. this year for the first time since living in the area (it's sad because I've lived here since '96)! It was too crowded for me, we only made it half way down the street. I blogged about it too.

    Check it out.

    Shasher's Life - Maple Syrup Time

  9. A very happy and blessed Easter to you and yours Ruth. :c)


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