Just Another Nice Day

It’s definitely Spring here in the PNW. After three days of steady rain, it was sunny and windy today. So once again, Leslie and I headed out to Belfair where this Great Blue Heron landed right off the trail:

It’s easy to forget how big they really are when you see them hunting, but there’s no ignoring their size when you see them head-on with their wings spread out.

I was so busy looking for birds that I was a little taken aback when I suddenly stared this native red squirrel right in the eyes:

I was also a little surprised to find Trillium blooming in the woods next to the trail since I usually associate them with the mountains, not wetlands:

I was even more surprised to learn that Monday is supposed to be the sunniest day so far. Hopefully I’ll get some good pictures at Fort Lagler.