Splish Splash, taking a bath

I’ve just got back from walking Maggie.
It’s another beautiful day but with a temperature I can cope with as there is a lovely breeze. Usual route this morning, and I was out for about half an hour.

There was a lot of activity on the lake this morning, and Nature never ceases to amaze me.
I’ve gotten use to the ducks disappearing underwater only to reappear several yards further up. Even the little ones are bobbing up and down now, which is wonderful and amusing to see as they shake off the water. True what they say, water off a duck’s back, not so much as a drop left.
This morning was the turn of the geese, and either they’re all up for a hot date tonight, or it’s just been too hot and they’re cooling off. But swimming underwater? Well, what do you know!
There were a group of about forty around the path opposite to where Maggie and I re-enter the park, and the noise was ‘refreshing’. Wings were spread and they were ducking and diving having a wonderful time. Some were taking off and then dive bombing their colleagues, or maybe siblings as it’s difficult to tell the goslings from adults at a distance now. It all seemed to be a bit of good clean fun though. Wish I’d had the camera!

Photos taken on the river March 2015


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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6 Responses to Splish Splash, taking a bath

  1. scifihammy says:

    Sounds like a lovely walk and I’m glad it is a little cooler for you 🙂

  2. One of the best parts about walking a dog is you get to see so much of life that would be overlooked otherwise.
    We have loons here who dive and then reappear out of the water some distance later. Molly Malamute loves to watch them and just about any bird.
    The sun’s angle is slightly different this week with the sun moving into other windows of the house. (We run around opening and shutting blinds in scorching hot weather to keep the house cool – the cat hates having her views limited. There was a slight breeze this morning – anything helps! Have a great weekend

    • I love watching the birds here. Maggie doesn’t bother them and they’re getting used to us I think as they don’t flap away, though I do give them space. It’s been much cooler today, so what do I do? Bake cake!!

  3. Glad to hear you had some reasonable temperatures for walking!

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