Last Saturday my cousin-in-law Gloria and I headed up to Fountain Lake. We stopped along the way at Cinquefoil Lake and took some pictures of the Trumpeter Swans. Cinquefoil Lake is where the Ranch gets its water during the summer months. The cows also range up here for a spell.
Hubby and I travelled back up to Cinquefoil the next day because I was wanting to get closer to the swans. As luck would have it they were much closer and I zoomed in to get some pretty good shots of them.
I always thought they were snow geese even though Gloria said they were trumpeter swans (but she’s a Yankie and I always bug her that she says weird things) mind you she says the same to me about my Canadian upbringing. LOL Anyhoo I did a quick search on Google and found out she’s right, I’m wrong, sorry Gloria. :) The Trumpeter swans have black beaks and their beaks are much longer than the snow geese.
Gloria and I stopped at the small campground near the end of Fountain Lake. That’s ice you see because it’s freezing up there and I was so glad I wore my coat and gumboots, yes occasionally I even wear my rubbers off the Ranch!
Gloria standing on the shore.
Fountain Lake is quite a beautiful place and many people come up to ice fish in the winter as well as camp in the summertime.
The water is crystal clear even though the bottom looks kinda yucky.
A few pictures from when Hubby and I drove up on Sunday.
A bulrush (or it’s a cattail) along the shore of Cinquefoil Lake.
An long ago abandoned building with snow still in the trees.
Closer to home and looking up through the trees.