Was checking out what photos I took last year on this date, and found one of my favourites! The lovely Lily Lake, all dressed up in white. See how shiny that road looks to the left in the photo?! I don’t remember if it was wet or icy, but today here in Saint John, and large part of New Brunswick, we’re under a big «freezing rain warning». I see how the glass pane on the balcony is covered with ice … it looks almost like bark on a tree. Can only imagine what the cars must be like!
Anyway, next to Lily Lake is the duck pond. I’m happy to see that somehow … in the last minute, all the ducks caught on — that it was time to go south — because there aren’t any ducks left and the pond is frozen over.
Deb and I had a conversation, here in the blog, about the problem with people feeding them, so they wouldn’t migrate, a couple of weeks ago. The following day, CBC aired an interview with one of the naturalists there in the park, about how ducks would die because of malnutrition [stale, white bread]. Then I don’t know what happened, if the ducks were listening in, but the next day they were, magically, all gone! 🙂 This sign, has been more or less, ignored for three years now, but perhaps that interview had effect?! It was both on the radio and local TV news.
What a delight it will be to see them return. This is what it used to look like there.