Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Animal Life in the Park
Gorgeous morning in the park, and it looks like the entire borough of Brooklyn was there. Perfectly clear blue sky, and the lights and darks in the trees, etc., were so crisp and clear!
Many fisherman around the lake - they all looked responsible, let's hope so. Tons of dogs and owners on the newly mowed Nethermead. So nice not to get wet sneakers! I keep taking pictures of the dog groups, but they never come out looking like much. Oh well. The geese seem happily hanging out on the beach. Lots of turtles sunning, including one teeny one on a huge log. The picture does not do it justice - it was only about 2 inches long, but the zoom lens makes it look bit.
There was a white egret in the Audubon lake, as well as the swans. And there was a cygnet riding on Mama's back! So cute!! I don't know if only one rides or if they take turns, and will probably never know. All the cygnets look exactly alike to me. My husband and I have ODD (Observational Deficit Disorder).
The only think subtracting from the total perfection of the day was a black helicopter which kept going around and around the Nethermead - big, close, noisy.
Nice hike over Lookout Hill. Only 3 crack bags, but 6, count them, 6 plastic trash bags (no longer there.) Need I ask what is wrong with people yet again? The top of the hill used to be flat and empty, but now is fully grown. Lovely plant life around the edges. Raspberries not ready to eat - give them another week or two.