I’m on a roll this week for getting to Council Point Park for my morning walk and I’m pleased about that.
I hurried out the door since the weatherman said occasional rain was in today’s forecast. It is bad enough that rain and thunderstorms will spoil our Easter weekend mornings, but today too? We’ve had enough rain in my humble opinion, but, it is April after all, and, we have to endure those April showers to get the beautiful May flowers.
The neighborhoods were quiet as I headed down to the Park, and, only a handful of cars whizzed by, so perhaps the Easter holiday has begun for some folks already. I took note of the construction barrels and piles of mud and gravel that were deposited yesterday on Pagel Street after I walked by on my way home. Soon, they will resume the construction and sewer work halted last Fall, so no more walking that way as the street has been closed off and the heavy machinery and workers will be overtaking the area. It was a big, muddy mess most of last Summer while the construction was ongoing.
As soon as I neared the parking lot at Council Point Park, I saw significantly fewer cars, no doubt due to the chilly and overcast morning, so I was not surprised by the presence of only a few of the regular walkers on the trail. The mom pushing the baby carriage was absent as well. Believe it or not, in my journey on the perimeter path, there was not a single squirrel, duck, goose or swan. Where did everybody go? Guess, they, like the walkers, decided to hunker down and await the sun’s appearance before venturing out. Thus, it was a nuttin’ honey kind of morn.
I was glad I dressed in warmer clothes today by adding a scarf and my polar fleece gloves – I’m such a wimp, but, hey … I like to be comfortable while walking. There was no need to drag out the camera since I saw no critter activity, and, besides, I’ve taken a slew of pictures over the past few days, like this one above. Shortly after tossing out some peanuts on the trail, this little guy picked up a peanut and ran like the wind over to a log to eat his treat. He was so cute, I couldn’t help but get a shot of this little honey noshin’ on a nut.
Once I left the perimeter path and began crossing the large parking lot to head home, I felt the first spritz of rain. It was sprinkling just as I arrived home. Pretty good timing on my part, not that I’m made of sugar and would melt anytime soon.
That is the cutest squirrel. Boy you sure can take a good picture. Look how long his tail is. I am sorry all the critters were home getting ready for Easter. “Them eggs don’t color themself”.
Isn’t he cute Marge? I wavered between two pics – one was more close-up, but part of his tail was out of the picture. Thank you for the compliment – it is only because you told me about the zoom feature … big zoom and better pictures. I like your comment as well … it made my day!
Miss Linda……….I enjoyed the: “Nothin’ honey” kind of morning blog you had today………..and the fat but cute little squirrel!
Thanks Ann Marie – Boy it was so chilly out and I guess all those squirrels were hiding in their nests … I usually see at least a dozen or more of them and didn’t see a single one. This squirrel had fat rolls – unless he stocked up for Winter and has a big peanut stash, he is getting daily treats from a lot of other people. When you are little, cute and furry and beg … people are quick to respond and toss peanuts.