Memorial Day was a perfect day to escape for awhile
and go for a walk.
The weather was just perfect
and the trail was comfortable to stroll and view the sights.
The gate greeted us at Steigerwalk Lake National Wildlife Refuge
near Washougal, Washington.
Can you see the turtles shining in the sun on the log?
I went to find the turtles and I did!
I was thrilled.
There is one turtle in this picture, but hard to see.
There were magnificent birds too,
but they are so fleeting I couldn't capture with my camera.
Just one tiny black spot sitting on the bridge rail.
From this view I could see the Columbia River (easy) and the tip of
Mt. Hood (not so easy to see).
It was a meadow for purple martins.
The little white dots on the pole were martin houses.
There were several along the trail.
At the far end of the trail we came across another gate,
as we turned to head home;
but there was still a bit more to see along the way.
Some metal sculptures along the trail delighted me.
But this completely caught me by surprise
and I just had to stop and chat awhile.
Two sitting on a bench enjoying the day with tea!
Can you believe I found tea along the trail?
They were drinking a nice Gaba Oolong
steeped in their little pot.
What a perfect way to enjoy the trail
and a beautiful Memorial Day.
Of course I was watching for flowers too.
There was no disappointment there.
It was a day full of delight!
"In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence."