(MARCH 23, 2010) Spring is in the air. The birds are pairing off, the plants are putting out flowers and new green shoots, and . . . the temperature this morning was in the low 40s (ouch).
Just two days ago I was on the Riverwalk with Sadie, and I was wearing a short sleeved shirt. Today, cap and gloves were the order of the day. There weren't many walkers this morning, though I did see my friend John who was hurriedly trying to catch up with some of his friends. The ducks and geese were doing their usual things, and the same two mallards were near the bridge again where they have been seen for several years (I have taken, perhaps, a thousand shots of this pair, and the "love birds" photos I have are on my web site).
There were some things this morning worth mentioning. I didn't see the limping goose of a few days ago. I did, however, see a Canada goose nesting in the stump of a tree near the river, a Canada goose nesting on the piling of the bridge that goes to the the train station, and a couple of domestic geese nesting on some debris that had gathered below the same bridge. A chickadee flitted among the limbs of trees and the woods seem more crowded with robins and grackles.
ANECDOTE: Yesterday, after one of my classes, I was talking with a student who had come in for the next class. I didn't know the young lady, but we started talking about dogs and the Riverwalk. She mentioned that she goes to the Riverwalk and has noticed that "all of those who walk on the Riverwalk are nice. It seems everyone speaks when they pass." I agreed.
It was another good day on the Riverwalk.
Working at Dancing Creek Farm
2 years ago