Monday, October 31, 2011
Does my timing stink?
So yesterday I had a glorious sleep-in (until 10:00, amazingly late for me) while Ber and JJ went to the park. It was not the gray, dreary it had been the day before, but a sunny beautiful one. So of course, Ber came back with tales of park events - a snowman, dogs and children romping in the snow, downed trees and branches, a sign at our usual entrance claiming the park was closed, but with lots of people going in and out. He doesn't take pictures. But when he came back, we checked on Ditmas Park Blog, which did claim also that the park was closed. What nonsense!
So today we went together, in the hope that I hadn't missed all the good stuff. Well, I missed the snowman, but did take a picture of the large snowball that remained of it. But there were some other great things. the downed trees and branches are still there - two on the Lullwater path were especially nice. And 1/2 the Nethermead has a nice snow blanket on top, especially around the preparations for the Halloween activities that were supposed to happen on Sunday, but were cancelled.
I got a nice shot of the hawk sitting on a lamppost in the Parade Ground. Couldn't see if he/she was red-tailed or not, but it seemed to be enjoying the weather and the view a lot.
Another cooperative park event - Tony had a flat tire and we all helped him change it. I was tempted to put up only the photo of the woman turning the jack while the men stood around and watch, but decided to me more fair - we all took turns. Good thing too - the lugs and tools were a little old and rusty and needed a communal effort. Fanny is still moving around and seems happy but a bit more quiet than usual.