I’m a Fan of……Turtles

….thanks Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/23/geese-fan-of-157/

Last year the turtles in the pond over at Col. Sam Smith Park were nowhere to be seen. Yesterday I decided to vote early for the upcoming Provincial election and I decided to take the scenic route through the park to my polling station. As I got closer to the pond I heard a few boys shouting to one another and one of them mentioned he was on the Turtle Path. This name was new to me but I decided to turn left towards an opening in the pond to see if the turtles had indeed returned.

To my absolute delight, did I not only see one turtle but at least a dozen of them in all sizes. Another woman was also viewing them and we started to talk. She confirmed that they weren’t around last year. I asked her if they were painted turtles (she seemed to know quite a bit about these prehistoric creatures) and she said they were. She also told me that she had just come across a huge snapping turtle on the side of the pond. I decided to save this for another day. I’ll make sure to bring my camera with the telephoto lens.

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My Morning Tuesday Walk

…..a little windy and cooler today

Despite the chilly winds, especially when the clouds pass over the sun, it was a beautiful morning for a walk and taking photos. I love the colour of the sky on mornings like this and how it reflects onto the water. Let me take you on my walk through my photos.

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Water, Water Everywhere – March 7, 2022

thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/03/07/swan-water-water-everywhere-116/

As the temperatures rise, the ice on the pond is melting to reveal water below. After today’s rain and yesterday’s balmy temperatures most of this ice will have melted.

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The Odd Man Out – Square Odds

….thanks to Becky B for hosting Square Odds, here’s mine for Feb. 19, 2022https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/02/19/the-square-odds-19/

Despite the very cold weather a large gaggle of geese and ducks were swimming close to the beach over at Col. Sam Smith Park yesterday. Right in the middle of this group of waterfowl was a lone swan.

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