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Monday, 22 May 2017

Cavendish Grove

After several busy days at home we were ready for an excursion. We headed to Cavendish and by accident, turned into the Grove. It was a great discovery with over 12 kilometers of trails. We were pressed for time, and didn't explore too far that day but we will return.


Spring has taken hold on Prince Edward Island now and the Grove showed us its splendor. Sugar maple trees, which are not common on the island but are to this place, were in bloom. 


 


Some trees have their leaves, including the willows. They were resplendent in their new spring colour. 


 


Around the ponds, the old bulrushes stand their ground 


 


while nearby new plants are ready to take their place. 


 


The birds showed their spring behaviour as well. 


 


A pair of geese appear to be nesting on the banks of one of the ponds. 


 


A family who lives near the pond and visits there often told us a pair of geese comes back there every year. Goslings mature in and around the pond. We hope to see them this year.


A pair of red-winged blackbirds, male and female, darted around the old bulrushes on another pond. We were fortunate to see a female of that species;


 


the males are the showy ones who make their presence known all of the time. 


 


Bees were out in full force on the dandelions all over the Grove.


 


It was good to see so many of them. The Grove was a-buzz with spring.


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spring! You must be feeling wonderful about now! We had red-winged blackbirds in Delaware. Andrea

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Marie. Such a beautiful place to explore. The sugar maple blooms are so pretty against the blue sky! Willow trees seem among the "greenest" in early spring! I hope you have a lovely week.

Anvilcloud said...

It looks like a pleasant place in good weather.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Looks to be a beautiful place even if its name does sound like a suburban street in England.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how I love spring, such a wonderful time of the year! Gorgeous series of images Marie, it always makes me smile when I think about the male birds being the 'showy' ones, doesn't seem fair does it 😀😀

The Happy Whisk said...

Lovely shots!

bill burke said...

Lots of nice photos Marie. The birds are showing up everywhere and you captured some wonderful images of them.

Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful, wonderful excursion.
Isn't the new leaf green on willows amazing?
Thank you for taking us along.

Debbie said...

i love those red winged black birds, they are gorgeous if flight!! happy spring!!!

Marie Smith said...

Spring is wonderful and we are enjoying it, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

The willows are among my favourite, Mildred!

Marie Smith said...

It is beautiful there, AC.

Marie Smith said...

Grove is not a commonly used name here, John. I have seen it in England numerous times however.

Marie Smith said...

Those showy male birds get all the attention, PDP. Lol.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, HW.

Marie Smith said...

I love "shooting" birds, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

The new leaf green is my favouite green, EC. Glorious!

Marie Smith said...

I wish I could capture one in flight, Debbie. Just blurred shots so far.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've always loved red-winged blackbirds.

Marie Smith said...

They are beautiful!

DJan said...

I love learning more about PEI, and your pictures of springtime in full force just makes me smile and gives me a great start for my day. Thanks, Marie! :-)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Delightful pictures of spring! Love it when the trees start to leaf out and the bees are in business, very exciting indeed! How wonderful that by accident you found this place :)

Tabor said...

Our spring is almost gone. It is nice to revisit it with other bloggers, always.

Marie Smith said...

You're welcome, Jan. Spring has stepped out, finally!

Marie Smith said...

Such a happy accident, Marilyn.

Marie Smith said...

Your spring is so early compared to ours, Tabor.

Debbie said...

a wrong turn turns out to be delightful, lucky you. isn't is wonderful when that happens!!

beautiful images!!!

Marie Smith said...

Debbie, sometimes you have to trust where life takes you.

Tomoko said...

Good to know you have a beautiful spring with many creatures!

Marie Smith said...

Finally looks like spring, Tomoko.