dogs and kids [150/365]

DSC_9909Rather late in the evening, yesterday, I decided to pull myself together and go out to the park. It was such a fine evening, about an hour and a half before sunset. When I got there, I quickly realised the timing wasn’t good for photography.

I’d been hoping for some birds and perhaps even a raccoon, thanks to the late hour. That didn’t happen — why would a raccoon decide to show up just because I’d managed to drag my sorry derriΓ¨re out, for once?! Besides, the place was loaded with people — families, with little kids and dogs.

DSC_9914I put some peanuts on top of a dustbin, in order to attract a blue jay, I could hear nearby. The kid immediately took them and fed them to the squirrels. Fine. I went into the woods and looked at the plant life instead. The almost setting sun made the light very nice in there, amongst the trees … very green. I never managed to get that nice effect, when the sun’s rays are trickling down through the leaves.

DSC_9918I drove on to the next lake. There were at least twenty five people fishing. The city, or the parks department plant fish in those lakes — hence the fitting name Fisher Lakes.

What made me really happy about all this, was to see how well this park is taken advantage of by the Saint Johners.

16 Replies to “dogs and kids [150/365]”

  1. Dogs and kids are not my favourites. I’d prefer cats and pensioners, they don’t make noise and are practically invisible, just like me. I had a similar experience when I went to the local park the other day. You seem to have born it with grace though πŸ˜‰

    1. In this building, where we live, there are oodles of cats and seniors. It’s very quiet — you never hear a beep 😊.

      The weather was exceptionally pleasant last night. I think that’s what drew them out to the park.

      1. I’d love the place! I’m not quite sure why I’m so intolerant to noisy families, maybe I think that since I’m quiet, I’m entitled to receive the same quietness from others πŸ˜‰

        1. Well … we pitch in a big chunk of $$$ each month so — why pay for being terrorized, when we, ourselves, are quiet as mice?! πŸ™‚

  2. Can I giggle?? I too have to drag my sorry derriere out some days! at least you have lovely photos to show for your effort Rebby!
    I bet you were a bit miffed when the kid took the peanuts? At least he fed the squirrel & not himself, lol….
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

      1. πŸ˜‰ doing the ‘glass half full’ way of thinking now? I go between bth I can tell you…I always look for positive tho’ even when I am feeling negative……ok most times….lol…

          1. I hear you Rebby! I make a Gratitude List daily of 5 things I am grateful for.
            It can be simple things or special things. And when I am in contact with a nasty person (we have our fair share in this place); I remind myself of all the pleasant & kind people I know.
            It takes some practice but it can be done!!!!
            For instance with Gratitude: I am grateful we have been friends for so long! πŸ˜‰

  3. Well Rebekah, I would say that you couldn’t have picked a better time to show up for pictures…
    Loving your “Golden Hour” walk in the woods; ) especially the multiple drakes in your Monet cottage’s reflection: )

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ The one with the reflection in the pond, I didn’t notice until I got back home. It’s the interpretation centre.

      There will be others — summer hasn’t even really started yet [here].

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