Last week I was driving toward our county seat along a road that skims the southern edge of the lake. Because of the winding nature of the road - and also because of its beauty - there are quite a number of turn-offs for slower-moving vehicles to pull over to let faster vehicles pass (it should be noted I know where every single one of these turn-offs is) or to admire the view.
Anyway, we passed one such turn-off that had a stopped car and two people staring down at the lake with binoculars. Something white on the lake nicked the corner of my eye, and though by that time I was already past the turn-off, I told the girls, "I'm turning around. Looks like something interesting." I'm so glad I did!
This particular turn-off is several hundred feet above lake level in an area where there are several reed islands. Clustered on one tiny island were a group of white pelicans. I'm glad I had the camera with me! The folks who had stopped ahead of us kindly lent us their binoculars so we could see the birds close up. What a fascinating sight. (Click on the photos to enlarge them.)
It's nice to live on the edge of the wild! (Most of the time.)