Summer showers over PEI

We’ve had some thunderstorms rolling over the island this week:

The dark clouds in this one contrasted nicely with a field of gold. 🙂

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Hot day at the beach

Today was the hottest day of the year, with a humidex approaching a sweltering 40 degrees. Thankfully there was a breeze at the beach, which made everything a little more pleasant. Here’s an aerial shot of all the people trying to cool down in the waves:

Summer day at Basin Head

You can see storm clouds building in the background, let’s hope they break and bring some cool relief tonight! 🙂

Sunset cliffs in Naufrage

Last night I drove over to the north shore of the island to take in the sunset:

Down on the cliffs the colours of the evening sky were reflected in the tidal pools, but there was something less pleasant out and about too: the clouds of blackflies and mosquitos that hovered above… Yikes! That’s summer for you, warm sunsets and a ton of mosquitos. 🙂

A hummingbird at our feeder

Last month I mentioned Marije and I were waiting for hummingbirds to arrive at our feeder, well, here is one now:

This is a female, lovely but quite plain compared to the more colourful male. If he ever shows up while I’m outside waiting I’ll share him with you too. 🙂

Lovely spring day in Greenwich

With sunny skies above, I spent a few hours walking the pleasant trails of Prince Edward Island National Park in Greenwich today:

Sanderson Farm Trail – PEI NP, Greenwich

Tlaqatik Trail – PEI NP, Greenwich

Greenwich Dunes Trail – PEI NP, Greenwich

Summer’s not far away now 🙂

A snake in the woods

Marije and I enjoyed a lovely walk in the woods today, and look what we found:

This snake was quite happy to get its picture taken, before slithering off. 🙂

Waiting for hummingbirds

Spring is here! April was a wet and muddy affair but I’m happy to say we’re past that now. Roads are becoming more accessible by the day, the beach is nice on most days too, and we’ve even had a day or two where it was warm enough to sit outside.

We have lots of birds around the house, nesting grackles, song sparrows, belted kingfishers and bald eagles, and we’re expecting another bird to join them next week – our residential hummingbird – so I’ve put up the feeder:

As you can see this shot was taken on a nice warm day (yesterday), when Marije was enjoying some time out on the deck after work. 🙂