Category: Birds

Feathered Skaters

Feathered Skaters

While walking through the park on March 28, during that in-between time, when winter is not quite over, and spring has not quite arrived, the geese were happily swimming in what open water they could find. In other areas, it was comical to see the geese slipping and sliding on the icy portions of the pond, as they chased one another. I couldn’t tell if the geese were “skating” on purpose or not, and I’m sorry I don’t have a video to show. It was certainly a smile worthy few moments!

Card Crafting

Card Crafting

I’ve been dabbling in card making and junk journal creation of late. In 2020, many family members received a hand-crafted box card that I tried to match to their individual taste and interests. Here’s a sampling of my efforts, which I can now show, since the cards have all been opened by their recipients.

Tea Party
Butterflies
Cats
Balloons
Unicorns
Penguins
Camping
Owls
Turtles

Now I have to get to work on the batch for 2021!

Final Park Post 2020

Final Park Post 2020

This final walk of the season actually took place in late September. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, and the breeze was so light, not a hair was blown out of place. The geese were content, but one, was showing off. He was all black, a different breed than the usual Canada Goose we see here.

Here’s a close up of the fellow, flapping his wings. His feathers dark and wet, gleamed the sunlight. I must admit, he looked pretty majestic while flapping and strutting.

Another spot of interest was this fence that surrounds one of the many lake outlooks. It’s used by local couples to proclaim their devotion to each other, by fixing love locks to the wire. The caretakers regularly remove the many locks placed here throughout the season.

There weren’t many this day, but one lock in particular caught my eye.

Justin and Tiffany must have been quite the lovebirds.
But what’s this that someone has scratched into the metal?

SHE DOESN’T LOVE U, and a sad face.
Were they joking, or disillusioned with love?