First Hint of Winter

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[Yesterday afternoon, as the sun was setting, now about 4:30, I looked out our living room window and saw geese and swans enjoying their first adventures of the season onto lake ice.  It is this time of year, when the lakes are just beginning to freeze, that we see swans in their migratory patterns.  We look forward to this every year, a) because we like swans, and 2) it means the d**n coots are finally gone!!]

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[ . . . and we are trending toward a full moon!  🙂 ]

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[And here’s some telephoto shots of our feathered friends enjoying life “on” beautiful Lake Darling.]

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[Then they were joined by “the kids.”]

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[The previous photos were all taken looking east from our living room.  Then raising the camera angle just a tad, I shot some photos a little further to the east.]

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[Then way further east . . .]

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[You will likely notice that in many of these pictures I don’t appear to be as round as I actually am.  It’s all a matter of camera angles.  I have no explanation for the hair.  You will also notice that sometimes I use “photo” and other times “picture.”  I have no explanation for that either.]

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[Then I crossed the room to look west before the sun set.]

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[That ’bout wraps up the wild west, so let’s head to . . .]

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[The sun room to see what’s happening looking north . . .]

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Remember, all these pictures were taken just yesterday . . . from inside our house . . . of the first hint of winter, the prettiest time of the year!  🙂

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