It was simply too pretty of a day to not go outside, so I took my camera once more and Gizzy to walk around Lake Irma this afternoon. I hope you will enjoy the photos and the little movie clip I recorded of the ducks.
Walking down to the lake, I passed the two pear trees that have been giving me pears for stew and they have started to blossom. Then, I noticed the two newcomers of the four ducks that are permanent residents at Lake Irma. I brought some popcorn to feed them as Gizzy looks on.
Walking further around the lake (looking for the other two ducks) I admire the water as the sunlight dances on the rippling waves. There was a gentle breeze, the sun was shining and all seemed well with the world today. I just love the way the water sparkles and glistens as the sun beams seem to dance and twinkle on the water, like chips of diamonds or tiny glow worms (or fire flies.)
I looked and looked, squinting against the sun and could not find "my" duckies for a very long time, hoping all the while they weren't taken (or killed.) When suddenly, I hear this very loud quaaaaack, quaaaaaack, coming from clear the other end of the lake and when I called them "ducky-ducky-ducky", they started to paddle as fast as they could till they made it over to my side. How cute is that? They are the sweetest ducks.
I must tell you that the all white one has gotten quite big, I fear for his health come next Thanksgiving. I'm still amazed that they made it through the past holidays alive. Quite a few Chestnut Village tenants come down to the lake just to feed them. You see them in their power chairs, toting plastic bags full of bread - no wonder these ducks are getting fat. Everyone enjoys them so much and loves to feed them.
After they had their fill of popcorn and bread (from me) they proceeded to play around in the water. Gizzy and I were sitting on the park bench watching them, when I decided to make a short film of them. I have to confess, this is my first time I made a You Tube video, but that's the only way I could figure out to get it on my post.
After watching the ducks, I kept walking with Gizzy and continued enjoying the scenery:
Gizzy was yawning in the photo on the right, but doesn't he look like he's calling me or yelling at me to hurry up?
We met up with a friend and her two dogs whom I have not seen for a long time, so we sat on the bench and chatted for a while, till it got a bit chilly and we had to move on.
On the left another bunch of blooming daffodils - they are popping out all over the place - and on the right, another photo of a Cardinal sitting on the ground in front of my neighbor's apartment. She has a bird feeding station and it's a good place to bird watch, especially in the early mornings when they all congregate there for breakfast. I know my cat, Middi, enjoys watching them too from the window.
Thanks for walking with me - it truly was a glorious day today!