a walk on the wild side
Monday, September 09, 2013
one of the things that brings me pleasure as I go about my day is spending time with the critters in my yard. I have a number of squirrels and blue jays that frequent my front door feeder. nuthatches and chickadees opt for the feeders in the fir trees. every once in a while there are more exotic visitors such as this little owl.
yesterday afternoon I took my walk out of the neighborhood and drove to Elk Island National Park. a nice day for a drive, signs of harvest still underway, sounds of the geese overhead gearing up for migration. the odd leaf starting to turn color. spent about 45 minutes walking along Astotin lake
funny what catches my eye sometimes
I had never noticed the pioneer house before- saw the thatched roof over the treetops so had to investigate
then it was time to leave, but I couldn't resist one last photo
this park has many kilometers of hiking and cross-country ski trails that wind through buffalo grazing land; not the kind of hike I'd want to do on my own- my cousin and 4 of her children got boxed in by 24 of the creatures once and had to call home to have her husband track down the rangers to come rescue them- moral of the story- never go walking without your cell phone. I think I will stick to walking my neighborhood for the rest of the week