Tag: spring

Spring Observations

Spring Observations

Ah, spring! How wonderful is this time of year. The trees burst forth with new leaves, the seasonal birds return, and the air has that welcome touch of heat. Above, the sky takes on a new hue, replacing the grey snow clouds, or one filled with ice crystals.

Time for the ice fishing shacks to be taken home and stored until next winter
Inventive yard d├ęcor, new or rejuvenated.
Pussy Willows, a sure sign of spring
And on those rare windless days, mirror like reflections in the puddles.

Spring is the season of renewal and hope. Summer is right on the doorstep. Enjoy!

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!

More Trans-Canada Trail

More Trans-Canada Trail

Part of the Trans-Canada, or Great Trail, as it’s now called, runs through a the Migratory Bird Sanctuary within the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, where I live. On a cool, windy early April day, I went walking there. These ducks were happily swimming around in a puddle, rather than taking advantage of the lake on the other side of the hill.
ducks

overlook sign
The Goose Island Overlook gave me a good view of the city’s university campus.
overlook u of r
Another view from the Overlook was Goose Island, and in the background is the city centre.
overlook skyline
overlook with geese
If you look closely at this picture, you can see the flock of geese to the right, and to the left, of this little strip of land.

playgroundNear the Sanctuary is a playground, deserted during the Covid-19 ban on public parks.

playground gooseAnd in keeping with the Goose Island theme, is this triple slide. Looks like fun!