There were over 200,000 Snow Geese, a few hundred Pelicans
and a few thousand White-Fronted Geese.
The Loess Bluff Hills made a spectacular background.
This immature was interested in us.
We had come looking for Trumpeter Swans.
We were not disappointed!
A small flock were about 200
yards out in the wet lands.
We watched them feed and preen.
We ate our peanut butter
sandwiches with this family of Swans,
a Cob, a Hen and their Cygnet.
A Cattle Egret watched us for a little bit
Dinner with the Swans was a dream come true.
We had eaten pumpkin pie for breakfast.
Mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy with
peas was our late night snack.
We had fun. It was a warm, 67 degrees, and windy day.
We had lots of work to do.
November needed to be put away.
We had to clean the house and decorate for December!
Our festival of Trees begins December 1st.
Tomorrow I will polish the silver and iron the linens.
We will cut pine and holly for the vases.
in December. It is my heritage.
I have paper-cutting and baking to do.