Monday, June 03, 2013

Weekend outing around the lake

I took these photos when the fog had set in around a little park where we sometimes walk the shibas.

The fog lifted off the lake, very cool to watch it slowly gather up into one small location on the a portal.

The gulls line up and soak up the sun. They remind me of the gulls in Finding Nemo when they fly off shrieking, competing for food. Mine! Mine!

This injured Canadian goose was left to hang with the Muscovy ducks. The Muscoveys are hideous, fight and hiss at each other and I just can not imagine they would be good to eat. Maybe if the Zombie Apocolypse happens we may need to resort this, but then I may go vegetarian rather than eat one of these nasty ducks.

I think a local wildlife sanctuary came after this poor guy because he just disappeared after a few weeks. His mate stayed with him while he foraged near the shoreline. His foot is, as you can see, bent at an awkward angle making it hard for him to swim.

This lake isn't one you would swim in, or drink from, but I have seen people fish there. It's a nice walk in winter but way too hot in summer temps.

Just wanted to share a relaxed outing.



Michelle said...

Beautiful photos. Herons are one of my favorite waterfowl--they look so graceful and elegant.

Velva said...

I love it! The fog it makes you just stop and relax.


Tina said...

Michelle, I like watching the bird life around here.

Velva, this park is out 90 west. Lots of birds and yes, the fog was relaxing.

Debra Eliotseats said...

Oh, I hope someone rescued him and he is recovering at a waterfowl spa sanctuary somewhere.

Tina said...

Debra, I think he was picked up. I never see him/her or the spouse anymore. Poor little thing!

Debbie said...

so pretty!!! I love to bird watch. Those ducks are not seen here in Nevada...maybe not even on the west coast, i'm not sure. They are pretty, even if they're mean. LOL

Anonymous said...

Foggy moodiness - nice!

Mrs L

Tina said...

Debbie, I need to send you an email. I tried leaving you comments but that dog gone robot lettering thing to protect you from Spam didn't like me :-(

Mrs. L - It's always a pleasure to be in the fog. I remember our vacation on the moors in Devon...beautiful!

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