….ducks, geese, swans and more around the pond in Col. Sam Smith Park
…..six days into spring and it still feels like winter
Despite the cold, the sun makes me want to walk around my neighbourhood. When the wind isn’t blowing it isn’t too bad. Unfortunately the areas that I like walking the best are always near the lake and even the tiniest breeze can be bone chilling cold. For some reason the geese, ducks and swans don’t seem bothered by the cold. It must be all that lovely down next to their bodies.
…thanks to Travels and Trifles for hosting this Weekly Photo Challenge
Most of my photos are of the neighbourhood. It’s not the nicest time of year so some of my photos for this post are from various times throughout the year.
…thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge
….most stay all year
Even though many birds migrate south in the fall, here in Toronto many of these migrating birds stay here all winter long. Now that the weather is starting to warm up and the sun has reappeared (although today is grey and raining) the swans, Canada geese and gulls happily go about their day and don’t seem to mind the close proximity of people, in fact some love the extra attention.
…..thanks Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge
….thanks Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge
….normally we start to experience cooler temperatures before the onset of autumn
The first day of fall is only one day away, September 22. You would hardly know that by the clothes people wear to work and out on the street. Sandals, shorts and sleeveless tops and dresses are still the norm. Even the evenings are still pleasantly warm.
Today I witnessed sailboats out on the lake in the late afternoon hours and the swans, geese and ducks are in no hurry to fly south. There are signs, though, that autumn is close at hand. The leaves are starting to change colour, many flowers are starting to whither, plants are going to seed and bushes are ripe with red and purple berries.