Lost Lagoon Lament

All photos taken on February 5, 2022.

Not to belabour the point, but there are few places more scenic and filled with life than Lost Lagoon. No matter the weather, Lost Lagoon never disappoints. We lingered longer, before moving on.

Lost Lagoon Lament ©

One last longing look

before we say our goodbyes.

Lost Lagoon Lament.

My camera palette colour setting shows how the willows are starting to come alive.
Serene scene
this female mallard seems to be saying “Look away, I.m hideous.” (Kramer in Seinfeld reference)
Once again, I ask you – How do you get down off a duck.
the brilliant green moss comes to life on my palette setting
Calm waters
not sure what the sheen is on the water
mossy log
waiting to Spring into leaf
Wood ducks and Mallards swimming in harmony

Male Wood Duck – the star of the show

Canada Geese on the wing
Mallard Medley
Look at me, I’m using the crosswalk and I quacked both ways

Hey Lady, what did you bring me? This was a funny scene. Obviously the locals are known to feed the ducks. We did not deliver and this odd couple was disappointed.

Home tweet home

Waterlogged

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

24 thoughts on “Lost Lagoon Lament

    1. Thanks Lynette. It was a perfect last look. We see similar colour changes in our forest walks, but not as dramatic as the weeping willows. The ducks were a real couple of goofs. I think they were depressed their tactics failed on us. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. If we lived anywhere near this enchanting lagoon, I know we’d be frequent visitors! I love how you captured the wistfulness and the hopefulness at the same time. The way you framed the weeping willows is spectacular, I’m bookmarking, so I can revisit. Thank you for sharing this magical lagoon!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading. Glad you enjoyed the post and photos. Yes, it is a wistful/hopeful place and we will be back there soon. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  2. The wood duck photos are gorgeous! He almost doesn’t seem real with such perfect coloring. I’ve never seen one in person. Mostly I see mallards here and those boys are pretty sharp too.

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    1. The only place I have seen them is in Vancouver. They are gorgeous (and they know it). The American wigeons are also pretty sharp with their green flash. Thanks for reading. Allan

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