I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir
It's time for another walk around town. Put on your comfy shoes and catch up, will ya?
There is no blue like the blue cup the tall delphinium holds up. ~ Louise DriscollThe delphinium, also known as larkspur is a beautiful flower, particularly when it soaks up the rays of late-day sunshine. There are still quite a few buds left to open.
When it comes to large boats, I have a yacht to learn. ~ Ken PoirotMy walks almost always take me to Little Lake. It draws many others by foot, by wheel and by water.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~ Thomas CampbellThis touching little memorial on a tree stump had been by the water's edge for quite some time. I assume that there had been a flower in the earth, and that perhaps the candle had been lit a time or two. It was allowed to remain for at least a month before it suddenly disappeared. Rest in peace, Denvar.
I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks. ~ Maeve BinchyThis mama Mallard and her triplets were out for a stroll by the water. I notice that the water fowl are not overly fearful of people around here. I was only a few steps away.
Don't take me under your wing and tell me that scent is duck sauce ~ Josh SternI love how the little guy in front is checking out the height of the drop down into the water. Eventually, they all did make the jump but it was getting darker by then and the photos didn't turn out very well.
Duck love is recognizable in any language. ~ Edmond ManningFor now, they all decided to settle in for a while with their mama.
A girl's first true love is her father. ~ Marisol SantiagoThis little sweetie pie and her dad were enjoying a nice little tête-à-tête over something. She had such an intent look in her eye...
A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world. ~ Mat JohnsonUntil she noticed me taking their photo. Then it became quite the speculative look. As you can now see, it was a pair of mallards which had held her interest.
Stay, little cheerful Robin! stay,
And at my easement sing,
Though it should prove a farewell lay
And this our parting spring. . . . .
Then, little Bird, this boon confer,
Come, and my requiem sing,
Nor fail to be the harbinger
Of everlasting spring.
~ William WordsworthThis was one of the first warm days in May and the robin had been happily splashing in the lake until I came along, at which time she stood stock still. Nothing to see here.
Now, finally, this House gets to see a 'bromance' close up. Thanks for making that possible. Although I still think 'dudeplomacy' is more accurate, but I'll get over it." - Justin Trudeau as he introduced Barack Obama in the House of Commons.I saw this around the time that the presidents of Mexico and the U.S. were visiting Canada for the North American Leaders' Summit. This trio somehow reminded me of the three amigos - blue for the U.S., red for Canada and green for Mexico.
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train. ~ John MiltonThere's a lovely church just a short walk from my place and on this evening, I snapped this photo of a nun just ending a stroll of her own.
'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind,
'I wish you could talk!'
'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to.
~ Lewis CarrollGlowing in the setting sun, this lovely tiger lily cleared its graceful throat and spoke to me. I was happy to listen.
Thanks for joining me on the walk. Time to relax with a glass of wine or an ice cold beer. Of course, if it's morning when you're reading this, there's a pot of coffee in the kitchen. Help yourself!
More photos as soon as they're ready.