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  1. scifihammy says:

    Excellent captures πŸ™‚

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  2. Laurie Graves says:

    What a beautiful week! Spring is finally coming.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ It’s been wonderful to have sunshine and go outdoors without a jacket.πŸ™‚

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      1. Laurie Graves says:

        You bet!

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  3. sandyjwhite says:

    Love the birds in flight!

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I’m glad I made it out kayaking the other day, today was our first warm day and all the migrating ducks moved on to their next location.πŸ™‚

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      1. sandyjwhite says:

        It’s all in the timing. You were lucky to get the shots!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Outstanding shots! Love the driftwood and the white swan with red twig backdrop -so perfect!

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ There are two swan nests on the lake and with so little color right now, I was happy to discover one of the nests had a colorful background.πŸ™‚

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      1. Eliza Waters says:

        Mrs. Swan has elegant taste! πŸ˜‰

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  5. plaidcamper says:

    A fine collection, and the take off/walking on water shot is quite something! Must be good to be back on the water – hopefully, you’ll be enjoying the kayak this weekend.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ It was wonderful being back on the water, even if it was necessary to wear winter boots.πŸ™‚ Thankfully it will be warmer this weekend when I go kayaking. Enjoy your weekend!πŸ™‚

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  6. myplaidheart says:

    Extra fabulous photos today.

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  7. M.B. Henry says:

    Love those purple flowers! Spring is coming!

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    1. Thank you and they looked wonderful today in the sunshine!πŸ™‚

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  8. Beautiful week of photos, just LOVE the swan on her nest with the background of red branches!

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ She has the best nest on the lake and it was great to see her again for the first time this year.πŸ™‚

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  9. Wonderful photos!

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  10. great shots! Have fun paddling about!

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    1. Thank you and today looks like a great day for kayaking.πŸ™‚

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  11. Sally says:

    Our spring is yet to arrive β€” it’s wonderful to imagine through your photos what it will be like when it finally puts in an appearance. the weathered log is particularly striking β€” I see several imagined creatures in its sleek design. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I was beginning to wonder if spring was going to make an appearance and I hope it arrives in your area soon. It’s so nice to be outdoors again in the sunshine and warmer temps.πŸ™‚

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      1. Sally says:

        Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  12. Jet Eliot says:

    Stunning series of photos, ACI, each one is a beautiful story of different stages of spring. That mallard in the air is ballet, a masterful photo. The driftwood is thought-provoking, and looks so much to me like a moose who got in a little too deep. The crocus, such a statement of strength and beauty. Enjoyed the swans and the geese, and the buffleheads taking off is stunning. Thanks for sharing this beautiful week of nature and life, my friend. It is easy to see you get your peace from nature.

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    1. Thank you so much and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos from our first week of spring!😁 The ducks are always a challenge to capture since they never allow me to paddle very close, but I think I have developed a clear understanding of the comfort zone with the swans and geese over the years. They are always happy to remind me each year.πŸ™‚ It was wonderful to finally be out in the kayak and see which birds returned for another summer on the lake.πŸ™‚

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  13. jillslawit says:

    Love them all! That driftwood looks like an antler. You capture movement and action so well.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I always wonder what I’m going to see out on the water when I go kayaking and I’m hoping one of these days an eagle will decide that the driftwood is a great place to rest.😁

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      1. jillslawit says:

        Now that WOULD be a picture πŸ™‚

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