Wednesday, December 30, 2015

An early morning adventure

We had a couple of days off work due to the holidays. One of the many nice things about having some days off work was that we were able to enjoy the sunrise at Seward Park.

There are a lot of different types of birds at the park and we watched this pair for a bit.

Viva says "Enough bird watching lets get moving!"

This was a new section of the park for Viva so there was a lot to investigate.

She has her eyes on the ducks.... 

But, luckily there were more interesting things to check out!

Viva had a grand time climbing up... 

down and all around the shore front

So much to do!

The 50 ft long line has really worked out well with Viva.  It gives her a good amount of freedom while still being connected to me.

Stopping to enjoy the view!

Off she goes

She caught the whiff of something

Pretty area with lots of Madrone trees

Viva is off like a shoot after some critter

She loves to hunt and I often say that she's fun to watch.

Viva often stops to watch the birds who are busy in the tree tops. 

And when she decides something is worth hunting off she goes!

She's a huntress for sure!

Nothing much slows her down

But this did... 

We've had a lot of rain and wind over the last couple of weeks. A madorone tree has blown down in one of the storms and is now blocking the path.

Viva says "No worries, we can just go around it!"

We get around the fallen tree and Viva says "Look!"

Another Madrone has been blown over!

This was a huge tree and it must have been so loud when it came crumbling down.

Some of the large broken limbs

This is a frequent running around spot for Viva and she is perplexed as to what has happened!

Up came the whole tree!

Time to get moving!

We saw this pileated woodpecker working this tree in early November

The woodpeckers have really been busy on the same tree

They have chipped off a lot of the bark on the trees - you can see the bark at the base of the two trees they have been most active on.

Viva says "Who cares, I see a critter!"

Silly girl chased that squirrel up a tree and then continued looking for more!

Off she goes!

 After a more hunting it was time to head on out. It was a great morning outing!

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