The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center in Carlsbad is where we went last week. I went back today to get a photo of the beautiful dog they had there. So while I was there I took a couple of other photos.
Last week when we were there it was cloudy and windy and we missed this sight. Dozens of swallows wheeling around and in nests under the leaves.
I had to just keep clicking the camera without looking because they move so fast. Took about ten shots and this was the best I came up with.
They told us at the center that the swallows had been there since March 21 and some of the babies were about to fly. There were dozens of them .
Then as I was leaving I saw these pretty blue flowers, like double Bachelor's Buttons. I couldn't get a close -up because my battery was about dead. But as I stood there a rabbit scampered past into the bushes. It was only 4:00 in the afternoon and the traffic beside the center was roaring by, but this wetlands area is quite large and full of wild life. You can see the lagoon and beyond it is Highway 5 and then the ocean which is lost in the gray. The yellow on the hills is wild mustard and can be seen everywhere all over the hills in and around Carlsbad.
And this is Bear, the dog I really went to visit. Isn't she beautiful?
So sweet natured. This photo shows more of her size.
But this shows her sweet face. What a doll! Doesn't she look like a bear? One of the ladies at the center is fostering her because her owners have been posted abroad for a while. So I don't know how long she will be there. I will have to go and visit again soon.