Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sadie and I got to the Riverwalk 3 times today. We went shortly this morning before church, around 3:00 and then back at sunset. There wasn't a lot of nature stirring about, but the trail was full of people, bikers, dogs and children during the sunny afternoon walk. It was during the evening walk that I noticed the beauty of the full moon. The photo posted above I call: Moon on a stick. As we began our walk, I saw a hawk flying over carrying some nesting materials. The quality of the photo isn't the best, but it takes my breath away to see such a beautiful creature. It was a very good day on the Riverwalk trail.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Sadie and I had two good walks on and near the Riverwalk trail today. This morning we went to Angler's Park and walked in the mist. We saw a couple of mallards on the marsh there but little else. This afternoon we walked on the Riverwalk trail near Dan Daniel Park. We saw a couple of hooded mergansers flying low over the river. When we were home this afternoon, I saw the woodpecker, pictured above, resting on the porch railing near the bird feeders. It was another good day on the Riverwalk trail.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Though cool, it was a beautiful, sunny day on the Riverwalk this afternoon. There were not many birds in the tres, but the ones that were there we very colorful (bluebirds and cardinals). Sadie and I saw a few geese in the river, and the great huntress, Sadie, stalked out and dug up another baseball. It was pretty wasted with little leather and mostly string. She carried it to the car where I took it from her and tossed it in the trash when she wasn't looking. It was another nice day for a walk in the park.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sadie and I went to the Riverwalk this afternoon and watched a large group of Canada geese floating down the river. We met a man who was traveling through. He was on the trail with his binoculars and looking at the geese. He was traveling from Atlanta to New Market, Virginia and had stopped to get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery. After talking with the gentleman, we saw a few daffodils in full bloom along the trail. As we walked up a hill through the tall grass, Sadie found another baseball (mostly thread with very little leather). I let her run in one of the fields, and she enjoyed the sunny weather as she chased the ball after throwing it into the air. After she had lost interest in the ball, I picked it up and put it in a trash can. As we got back to the car, was saw a couple of graceful turkey vultures gliding over the baseball fields. Though ugly to look at on the ground, they are very graceful in the sky. It was a very good afternoon on the Riverwalk trail where we enjoyed a brief conversation with a traveler and the beauty of nature.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
(CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE) It was a very, very cold day on the Riverwalk trail today. The wind was blustery, and the birds in the trees were hanging on with all of their might. The ducks and geese were rocking on the river and huddled together on the shore. One of the "coolest" photos taken today was a crow on top of a tree with snow (ice) on the branches. There was also a beautiful cardinal hanging on a tree near the river and a few woodpeckers hanging on to tree searching for food.
(CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE) Sadie found two baseballs today. In the morning she found a baseball in the high weeds near the Braves' baseball field. That afternoon, in the snow, she found a fairly rotten baseball near the Goodyear ball fields and enjoyed a run in one of the ball fields. As she threw the ball and chased it, it began to look mofre and more like a snow ball. It was a good day in the park. We also so a few birds during the day including this Canada goose swimming near the shore.