Since the lunch was finished, I took these shots quickly before eating my meal. By the time I came back ready to take better pictures, it was already gone. You eat, you snooze, I suppose.
In the afternoon, I drove my mother to Seafair to check out the cherry blossoms that I saw last week. They are pretty much in full blossom now.
On Seafair Drive.
Because it was cloudy and windy, I wasn't feeling too inspired to take the photos - because I know it would be difficult and lighting would be bad. So I just enjoyed the scene instead. While looking at the blossoms, I noticed a yellow bird through the branches. I immediately know it is an American Goldfinch and called my mother over to see this handsome yellow male among the pink flowers.
Then we arrived at the dyke trail.
My mother kept saying she wanted to see Coyotes and Bitterns, but I told her it is not so easy to see wildlife when you simply want to. However, just as when we were about to leave, my mother pointed out a bird walking across the trail towards the ditch. It was an American Bittern! What luck!