Didn't see much except vast quantities of dog poop on the sidewalks (what is up with that?) until just before the little beach. There was a puddle in the grass near the shore, about a yard across, with six ducklings swimming around. They were SO cute! They were paddling about, or stopping to push their bills around in the water and grass. They were SO cute! Oh, I said that already. But, they were SO cute!
When we got to the little beach we noticed there wasn't much beach there. The water is really high right now from all the rain. No swimmers today, but there was a family strolling up and down at water's edge. It was a pair of geese with their fluffy yellow goslings. They were SO cute! They were just like the human toddlers you see waddling along the shore with mom or dad close at hand. The parents were watching everyone closely as they walked by, but weren't aggressive, even though they were pretty near the sidewalk. Did I mention that the babies were SO cute! I can't help myself. Baby animals make me melt.
Speaking of babies, Jody and her hubby were Up North, visiting their son over the weekend. A neighbor called them at 7 a.m. one morning to let them know his mare had foaled. They got to see that cute little baby when it was just a couple of hours old! I would have loved that!
We were almost done with our walk when Jody noticed a Great Blue Heron sitting on a downed tree that was out in the water. It was beautiful. Just stood there on that tree staring back at us.
I do have some pictures though, courtesy of Jody. These were used recently for her church's 100th anniversary celebration - fittingly the church is Lake Nokomis Lutheran.