Happy Sunday! Most of you know us, but for those who don’t we’re Chloe & Gracie. We’re filling in for our Mom this morning who is dog gone tired from gardening chores and lugging the hose around in the heat. She says 90 degrees is way too hot for May! We said we’d fill in for her and guest post this morning and take you along a pontoon ride to give you a weekend waterview.
We like to boat in the early morning or evening to watch the sunset, when it’s a bit cooler.
This is me, Chloe, riding with my Dad. He lets me sit with him in the captain’s chair which is my favorite place to ride.
We like to check on the osprey nests on the lake. This mama osprey is holding her wings out to protect her chicks in her nest.
She thought we were boating too close for comfort even though we were pretty far away and my Mom was just standing up using her zoom lens.
This is an osprey nest on a boat dock roof. We think it looks likes a slippery slope and would make chick-rearing a challenge. . .
Last summer we saw an osprey nest on a boat, what a mess. . .
In the US, Osprey are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and moving an active osprey nest violates federal and state laws.
Osprey will return the same nest site every year.
This spring we noticed that the boat owner found a creative way to prevent the osprey from rebuilding a nest. . .using pool noodles!
It looks like a quite a feat of engineering that kept the osprey from nesting, and saving the paint finish and from having to buy another bimini top!
Best practical and creative use of pool noodles ever!
We like to boat over and see some of our favorite houses on the water. . .
This is our Dad’s favorite house. . .
And these are two of my Mom’s favorites with the landscaping. . .
The one below has water on three sides which makes it a hand’s down favorite.
Thanks for joining us today. . .
Guest blogging is harder work than we thought it would be!
Hope you’re gearing up for some fun in the sun on Memorial Day weekend!