This morning I bundled up two little companions to go for a walk with me in the woods. Yesterday was so dark and dreary that I had the lights on for much of the day! SO today with the sun coming out between the clouds I thought I would get to the woods to refresh our minds. We've had very little snow this winter, and without snow there is not a whole lot for me to do outdoors with the little guys in my care. Last night we got a nice dusting of snow which if no good for tobogganing, at least it looks pretty!
We headed down to our favourite little woods right here in town on the edge of Lake Ontario. The path through the woods is relatively short and very easy, but my companions today were anything but cooperative. They cried and whined and sat down and lay down and just wouldn't walk with me! It was really frustrating. You have to pay for parking, and even though I put plenty of money in for lots of time, we ended up racing back to the van before our time on the meter was up! Here's a photo that now makes me laugh, but at the time ...
|Yes, this is a child in my care, left abandoned on the trail ;)|
I didn't bring any birdseed with me (and I just couldn't face stopping at the store to first buy birdseed as it's such a pain to get kids in and out of car seats when they're wearing full winter gear ... ie. snowpants). We went empty handed, but the chickadees came to say hello despite our lack of food.
And so did the ducks and the geese.
I like playing with the exposure of the duck photos when I get home.
The Canada Geese were very restless and so noisy! A great cloud of them flew over at one point, maybe 100 or more geese with a cacophony of honking. It was amazing! I got only the tail end of this spectacle through the trees ...
There were a few blue jays flitting through the trees too, but I only got a couple of unsatisfactory photos of them. I'm sure they didn't want their photo taken as they kept going higher and higher up into the trees and there were too many branches between my lens and their pretty blue feathers.
I think I'll have to get down to the marsh on the weekend when I am on my own and can enjoy a bit longer walk and a bit more freedom :)
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