I had some tentative plans for most days of Jim’s visit, but I didn’t have any plans for Thursday, his first full day here, and he decided to do most of the things he wanted to do Friday and Sunday. So, I took him for a walk at Belfair and treated him to lunch at one of my regular stops when I go there.
Jim has said several times he’s been surprised by the birds I post on my site because, like me, he didn’t remember seeing most of them when he was younger. I don’t think I would have presumed to take him “birding,” but I thought he might enjoy seeing some of the places I consistently feature on my site more than just sitting at home and talking all day. As it turned out, he was quite good at spotting birds, like this Cedar Waxwing, my first of the year:
I pointed out this Barn Swallow, but I had the advantage of knowing they are usually to be found at the bridge:
It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Belfair, so I was a little surprised to see all the Columbine
and roses in bloom, especially since it’s been so cool and wet lately.
It’s nice to see that the beauty of Theler Wetlands reaches out to others exactly as it does to me.