I apologize for my minimal online presence, these days. I've had little time to visit blogs for the past week and I don't forsee that changing for at least a few more days. I will catch up eventually. I almost always do but for now I just want to let you know that I so appreciate your visits and kind comments on these scheduled posts. And just so you know, all is fine. I'm just keeping busy.
Now, I think it's time for another walk. Put on your comfy shoes, we're hitting the park path, once again.
Heading out the front door, you'll notice how beautifully the afternoon sun is bathing my neighbour's (hi, Caroline!) front deck with its warmth. We had a little bit of snow, on this morning but now it's melting quickly.
As we enter the park, the dead branches of the pine tree directly ahead of us soak up the sun's rays.
We've had some cold weather on and off through the winter. But the temperatures keep coming back to hover around the freezing point. This little valley always collects water and freezes in winter but turns slushy with the warmer weather. The sun was spilling onto it just beautifully at that stage and it demanded that I take a photo of it.
This might be a peanut that we left for the squirrels a few days earlier or someone else might enjoy feeding the little cuties, also. You can see how the snow is melting beneath it.
A peek between the twigs and old growth allows us a view of the mallards, just this side of a thin shelf of ice.
A slushy puddle reflects the trunk of a beautiful old willow which proudly guards the pond's dock.
Thanks for joining me, once again. You're such fine company.