What A Difference A Week Makes

Can it be that just a week ago I was out shivering in the snow, snapping picture after picture amidst the flurries?

Well, that winter weather was gone without a trace today.  Instead, the skies were blue, the sun was bright, and the temperature topped off in the low 60’s.  It was the perfect day for a hike, made even more perfect by an unexpected visit from my daughter.

The two of us set out early to explore the Gold Branch Trail that runs along the Chattahoochee River.  It was our first time visiting the area, but it definitely won’t be our last!

I didn’t get many pictures, as most of the activity seemed to be taking place on the other side of the river. Despite the distance, we enjoyed watching this Heron stalking about.

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This pair of Canada Geese also caught our attention as they were peacefully gliding through the water.

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At some point, the couple must have crossed an invisible “No Trespassing” sign which led to this angry fellow lowering his head and sailing after them to let them know they were not welcome. A great deal of wing flapping and loud honking ensued. It was a literal wild goose chase!

goose2goose3An abundance of Cormorants were also drifting along in the current.  Occasionally they would dive beneath the surface and emerge quite a distance away.  As we were nearing the end of our walk, we saw several of them standing on a limb sunning themselves and drying their feathers.  Every time I see these birds I find myself thinking they are creepy in the coolest kind of way!

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Aaahh…what a perfect way to spend the day!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to What A Difference A Week Makes

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Mother daughter time is so very precious,and even more so when you can share such wonderful times together. Beautiful pics of a beautiful Kathy!

  2. What aussiebirder said! Lucky you and your daughter, and wow, what terrific shots!!! Love the angry goose!! Beautiful, Kathy. Give that girl a hug from us. ❤

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    How nice of the weather to allow you and your daughter a perfect day outside!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    So nice to have an unexpected visit from your daughter. Thank you for sharing your photos from the time you enjoyed together. 🙂

  5. Tiny says:

    Looks like a perfect day! Great captures!

  6. Hiking with your daughter makes a perfect day, Kathy! Birds were the added gift! 🙂

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