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Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring in City Park

Today was my Home Alone Day!  I was off and hubby had to work, so I had big plans for sewing all day.  It didn't quite work out that way.  I had an appointment at 9:00 this morning, and then I decided to go for a walk in our beautiful City Park.  Would you like to come along with me?  City Park is an absolute treasure.

These two did not want to pose for me, but I finally got a decent shot.

Aptly named, Mansion House is in the background.

Unfortunately, it was a cool and drizzly day, so no laughing children to be found.

There was a noticeable lack of female ducks present today, but the males were everywhere.  The females must still be sitting on their nests.  I only saw three tiny ducklings in the water, and they were quickly herded out of the water and into a safe place upon my arrival.  I also saw two loons, which is an uncommon sight here, but they were very elusive.  Obviously not as accustomed to people as the resident ducks, geese, and swans.  No goslings yet, but they will be appearing soon.  I love walking through the park frequently and watching how fast they grow up.  Something I noticed a few years ago was the difference in parenting between the ducks and the geese.  The geese always stay in tightly knit groups, with several adults surrounding the little ones.  However, the ducklings don't receive nearly that level of supervision.

Sorry for so many pictures, but I LOVE SPRING!!!!  And I can assure you that there will be more Spring pictures forthcoming.  Now if we could only get some Spring temperatures!

I ran a few errands, managed a very quick trip to the quilt store, and then cam home for a nap!  You read that right, I took a nap today.  Soon it will be time for dinner, and then I will make my way to the sewing room.  Hope you all had a nice day.

Counting my blessings...... Sunny


  1. Oh Sunny what a delight to sit and eat my brekky and go for a walk with you through the beautiful park.How lucky are you.
    I just love tulips,must be my Dutch blood. LOL.
    Would you believe I have one of those ducks come and visit often. Even knocks on the door.

  2. What beautiful photos. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh Sunny - what a gorgeous stroll through the park - I LoVeD the picture of the swings xxx

  4. Hello Sunny, thank you for the wonderful tour through the park! Beautiful pictures and flowers.

    Special Easter blessings to you and your family.

    Hugs, Carolyn

  5. They are so great those pictures... love them thank you so much for sharing. I do love spring, the flowers, the animals and the swans so elegant.

  6. Beautiful pictures as always! Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  7. What a very lovely walk through the park you took us on. I truly enjoyed seeing all those blooming trees and flowers. I also love Spring, it is my favorite time of year. Have a lovely Easter Holiday too. Hugs Judy

  8. Happy Easter to you and your family Sunny! I just loved the walk we shared! :0

  9. What a beautiful spring you have there! I'm really jealous as all we have here now in Arizona is hot hot hot summer with heat coming already!! I miss those lovely flowers. Lucky you live near by such a gorgeous park. And of course your post with Hexie flowers reminds me of our One Flower Wendnesday which I've been totally behind from.

  10. Beautiful Sunny! Nothing but rain here. :(

  11. Thanx for sharing so many pix! More is always better than few! I could almost smell some of them! Those tulips are gorgeous!

    Isn't it funny, how we get so excited to have a day to ourselves, and then, we don't do anything we had planned!??!!

    Thanx for your advice on my question...I look forward to seeing if I can figure it out, the next time I post!

    Enjoy your Spring! It's HOT here in Florida! ~~But, they say a 'cold front' is coming in, in a few days, and we'll be 'down' to the low 80's!!!!

  12. Thanks for letting me take a walk with you! I loved every step and each petal!


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