Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday stroll

We went to Bower Ponds after lunch on Sunday, with half a bag of stale bread in hand.

There were a few geese out, fewer ducks, and lots of seagulls.

While feeding the geese, I noticed a rippling in the water coming toward us along the edge of the dock area. It was a little disconcerting as I didn't know what was causing the ripple. I mean, I knew it wasn't Jaws, but still. It turned out to be a muskrat that wanted in on the bread action.

He was a hungry bugger; even put his little paws up anticipating his next bite.

We continued around the pond, and gathered some sticks along our way.

Andy tried to weave a basket, but the sticks were a little stiff.

There were these huge chunks of ice that had been pushed up all along the Red Deer River banks. They look like giant slabs of concrete.

We tried to give our last pieces of bread to the lone ducks we found, but they were scared of us and kept backing away the harder we tried to throw them the bread. The seagulls didn't mind stepping in for a free meal.

We also saw that there is a new playground being built. So not only will we be able to walk, run, feed the birds, pick up sticks, ride our bikes, paddle boat, and ice skate (not all in the same season), but we'll be able to hang from monkey bars and slide down slides, too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww I want a muscrat!! He's cute as a ferret! Bill brought Ms Isabel to the new house today.. she like it! we had a nice dinner and visit with claire!