Still another morning walk with no perspiration or precipitation. Boy, I could really get used to this beautiful weather that we’ve had the past week, and, it is supposed to continue like this ‘til next Tuesday. It sure helps to make up for the deluge of rain we had during May and June, and enables me to catch up with all those missed miles from walking sessions marred by bad weather.
Today’s trip was to Council Point Park and I was not alone there. Many people were taking advantage of the bright skies and cooler temperature to get their miles done as well. Although I carry my camera with me most days, there are not always feathered friends close enough to take their picture to use in my posts. While the ducks and geese have not been plentiful and I’ve yet to catch sight of that big heron either this season, I’ve seen plenty of blackbirds flying low over the marshy areas and flitting from branch to branch. They move much too quickly for me to get their picture because when I get home, I find the images are just a blur.
But, I was lucky enough to have this baby robin strike a pose for me. He sat there for the longest time while I snapped away, but I liked this up-close-and-personal shot the best. This little guy is still bob-tailed since the tail feathers have not grown in and you can see his chest plumage is still speckled and not the pretty reddish-orange hue that we’re accustomed to seeing. He actually had a happy look, unlike most of the robins that hang out around my house, who strut around with an attitude and have a definite surly disposition.
My two laps around the Park, along with steps taken to get there and back, yielded another five miles toward my total for the year. I’ve set myself a mini goal of 300 miles by month end and, if Mother Nature cooperates and my legs hold out, I’m thinking I will reach that mark by next Friday.