Having started the day at 4:30 AM, we had plenty of time to take Logan to the Bloedel Reserve before lunch at a favorite Thai restaurant. We had barely gotten out of the car when we spotted this beautiful Tiger Lily.
At the first pond we spotted several birds, including a small flock of Cedar Waxwings
launching themselves from the trees on an island to catch dragonflies.
I knew from our previous visit that there should be Hooded Merganser ducklings,
and Logan spotted them on the far side of the large pond near the main house. I had never managed to get this close to them before.
There were a number of flowers in the gardens around the main house, but I liked how these purple flowers and white lily had escaped their respective areas and were fraternizing with each other.
We even managed to get in some exercise after spending the morning taking pictures of herons and eagles at Seabeck.