I came up to Lacombe this weekend. It's been about a month since I was up here last. I missed all of mom's tulips blooming this year. On the plus side, when we took the pups and the nephew out for a walk tonight we saw a loon on Henner's Pond.  He was pretty close to us, and I happened to have the 250mm on so I was able to get a decent shot. He lazily waved his foot at me once, but otherwise just stared at me and swam in circles.