With the first step, the number of shapes the walk might take is infinite, but then the walk begins to define itself as it goes along, though freedom remains total with each step: any tempting side road can be turned into an impulse, or any wild patch of woods can be explored. The pattern of the walk is to come true, is to be recognized, discovered.
- A.R. Ammons
Spring is here. The days are warm - some of them sunny. That means that Little Lake and its surrounding path calls to me and my camera. Most of these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago and the grass had still not quite greened up yet. It's lush and verdant now but you'll have to wait for next time to see that. For now, come join me around Peterborough.
I've seen this sweet pooch a few times now. That open window allows him free access to the sloped porch roof where he likes to hang out and snooze. I suspect he's used to being photographed.
One day (though not this one) I was about a half block past him when I hear him barking excitedly. I turned to see a car pulling into the driveway. His person had arrived home and he was thrilled to go greet him. He quickly turned tail and ran back in through the window in anticipation of their reunion.
It pays to look up sometimes. It's also a good idea to look down, once in a while. This colourful worry doll caught my eye in a parking lot.
Did I mention that flowering trees are now in bloom?
As are all of the spring bulbs. The crocus is my favourite probably because they're usually one of the first to emerge. And well.. because they're purple!
Of course, you can't deny the beauty of the brilliant yellow daffodil.
Seasonal home businesses have begun to open up shop again.
A lone pine cone soaks up the warming rays of spring sunlight.
This is one of two Little Library spots of which I'm aware in my neighbourhood. I suspect there are more. Books and magazines are free for the taking. When I think of it before heading out, I grab one or two from my own shelf and help to replenish it.
Finally, we reach the lake where this lovely mallard was waiting patiently for us. Or so I like to think.
I snapped this photo from a distance. The place is called The Silver Bean and it only opened its doors for the season a day or two earlier. There was already a small party going on.
This guy is attended a party for one - enjoying his reading by the waterside.
A grackle's feathers looks so lovely in the sun. Still, he kept his cold, yellow eye on me as I approached slowly.
On the way back home, I offer a parting shot of the dock where people and dogs will soon be diving into the warming waters of Little Lake.
I hope you enjoyed the stroll. More photos coming up pretty soon.