Travel Photo Thursday — July 4th, 2013 — From Robin Nests, to Mountain Top Snow in Washington State

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday, United States, Washington State | 19 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday.  My time in Washington State and Vancouver is almost to an end. In fact, I spent 95% of my time at my friend’s summer retreat in Washington State. I decompressed after the most stressful semester in recent years. Now, I am raring to go when I hit Nova Scotia, in less than 24 hours. I’m sad to be leaving, but beyond excited to be seeing my Dad, and spending time in my home city and province. Today’s post is a quickie. Here are a couple of shots that I took over the past week or so. A gentle reminder…please leave a comment after linking, and remember to add a link to Budget Travelers Sandbox on your post.

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A mom-to-be robin that I “met” in my travels…

Robin On Nest -- Washington State

 

She really is sitting on eggs…(She should be a mom around July 10th.)

 

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Sandals in the Snow…(near the ski lodge at Mount Baker. It was a hot hot day down below, and even at the top it felt like summer.

 

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Mount Baker at the end of June…80 degree day; the snow was melting, but there was still plenty around!

 

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Traveling to a ski lodge at the beginning of summer when it’s 80 degrees and finding a fair amount of snow, was strange, even for this Canadian. However, it was fun, and probably a memory that will stay with me for a long time to come. Have you ever experienced snow on the ground when the summer temps are soaring?
The robin and her eggs is another one of those lifetime memories. I had never watched one build a nest, lay her eggs, and sit on them, all in the same week!

Now it’s off to Nova Scotia to visit family and friends. I’m sure my Dad will be standing at the door when I pull in the driveway in the rental car. Then on Sunday I will pick up an old friend at the airport, who is flying in especially to see me. On the 14th a life time friend is celebrating her 90th birthday! That’s just a few of the amazing things that will be happening over the next 3 weeks!

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19 Comments

  1. Mt. Baker looks stunning – love the flip flops in the snow photo! Have a great time in Nova Scotia – wish I was going back east this summer!

  2. Hi Nancie,
    That picture of the Robin is so sweet. Are those really green eggs? I hope they all hatch into a healthy little Robins. Love the sandals on the snow!
    Wishing you a lovely time in Nova Scotia with your family. Most of all, have the most wonderful and special time with Dad 🙂

  3. Lovely to see photos from your trip. I love that sandles in the snow pic. Enjoy the time with your dad, and thanks for taking time out to host Travel Photo Thursday.

  4. Okay, I am still stunned at the difference between when I saw that nest-in-the-making and the eggs and mama bird! So glad you got to see the Mountain, unlike the day we were together. And I echo Jill’s thanks for hosting this while traveling. Enjoy your visit with your dad!

  5. It’s really good to relax once in a while…
    The photo with Mount Baker looks great, the clouds are giving an almost 3D effect. (^_^)

  6. It looks like you had quite the adventure! Have a safe trip to the other coast!

  7. I remember sunbaking in bikinis on the deck of the Grindelwald Youth Hostel in Switzerland with the snow all around, and skiing in T Shirt and pants at Perisher Valley in the Snowy Mountains of Oz. That photo of Mt. Barker makes my heart ache for Canada.

  8. Such fun with summer snow. Driving from Oslo to Bergen there’s usually enough along the mountains for a summery snowball fight. Love the bird and her eggs.

  9. This is just mind blowing. I’m surprised more of the snow hasn’t melted. You’ve got a range of experiences here that you can share with your students when you return. Love the flipflops. Which one’s yours?

  10. that sandal shot is so clear! what camera do you use?

  11. Your robins remind me of a family of birds that were setting up a nest in the rafters at the hotel we were staying at in Sardinia. It’s a fascinating process to watch. Enjoy Novia Scotia and your very special time with your Father. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos from there.

  12. wow, the color of those eggs are amazing, I’ve never seen that eggs before…funny we always take slippah shots in Hawaii also 🙂

  13. Great photos, as always — Love those colorful sandals! I remember how great I thought it was as a kid when I first saw snow up close on a mountain in July. Of course, it was cold up there, but hot in the valley.

  14. Oh dear, how can you take these photos? They are so great!

  15. Mount Baker photo look amazing!

  16. Mount Baker is beautiful. I would have never guessed that it’s 80 degrees outside in that pic. No wonder everyone is wearing sandals.

  17. Cool pics, especially Mount Barker, so to speak.. 😉 Looks like I need to see the place with my own eyes!

  18. Traveling to a ski lodge at the beginning of summer when it’s 80 degrees and finding a fair amount of snow, was strange, even for this Canadian. However, it was fun, and probably a memory that will stay with me for a long time to come. Have you ever experienced snow on the ground when the summer temps are soaring? The robin and her eggs is another one of those lifetime memories. I had never watched one build a nest, lay her eggs, and sit on them, all in the same week!

  19. This looks amazing! I’m going to have to see if I can do something similar this summer, being around the snow in summer weather would be perfect, because snow is beautiful but I don’t particularly care for the cold. I’m trying to make a trip up to Canada this summer for sure though, not sure exactly where to go. Suggestions? I’d be looking for some destinations west of Saskatchewan. Thanks for sharing your great pics!

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