Whew! It seems we have zipped past Spring and gone right to Summer. It was sultry and steamy when I left for my walk this morning and even the breeze didn’t cool me off. My feet were hot in my padded socks and heavy walking shoes and I mused that wiggling my toes in flip-flops might have been preferred. When I got down to Council Point Park I glanced at the water as I rounded the first bend and the Ecorse Creek was very brown and murky looking as you see in the photo above. In some places there was a white bubbly substance floating on top – it looked like dishwater, plus it smelled a little funky as well … almost fishy. While I was wishing for a clothespin for my nose, I heard a splash, so I swiveled my head just on time to see a fairly big fish leaping out of the water and doing a belly flop. In all the time spent gazing at the Creek this past year, I’ve seen plenty of water fowl and frogs, but never a fish. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, so I just kept walking and then I heard the splish-splash once again. I saw the tail fin of a fish as it was jumping out of the water and then plopping in once again. I am sure he was trying to escape the nasty brown Ecorse Creek water but he couldn’t get very far. This time I stopped and walked over to the banks of the Creek and pulled out my camera to get a shot of the catch-of-the-day when he next appeared. I waited around for ten minutes but I suspect he took off to parts unknown since he never resurfaced again.