Friday, May 15, 2009

More scenes from the lake

Very much enjoying the ritual of canoeing on Kilarney Lake in the evenings.  Last night the lake was glassy, and we quietly cruised along the east side, coming near to many families of mallard ducks and Canada geese.  Vaux swifts on the air and some scaups flying circles around the lake too, and a small flock of common mergansers were seen.  As the sun crept down over Mount Elphinstone, just barely visible to the west, two barred owls began hooting and calling, echoing over the still lake.