Sunday, 9 May 2010
Spring in the Park
The blossom in the Park is really beautiful at this time of the year. Cherry blossom against the blue sky is one of my favourite Spring icons, the pink-blossomed trees form a tunnel over one of the main paths (some sort of prunus I think, the horse chestnut trees are in bloom, and the bright leaves of the two little maple trees are as colourful as any flowers!
I know Mallards are very ordinary ducks, but the colours on the heads of the drakes are gorgeous when the sun shines.
I managed a longer walk this morning, and this is the view down the lake from what I think of as "the other end".
The Chain-saw sculptor has been busy again. The owl still stands sentinel over the gates......
........ but the kingfisher has been joined by a heron......
There is another heron in the childrens' playground, which I think, as herons go, is much better. This one is not at the top of a tree trunk, but stands about 3 or 4 feet high, with four mosaic plates around him.
He is a rather nice heron......
.......and has been provided with some fish to eat!!
The rumour of a frog appearing turned out to be true, though I don't like it much, rather a fat and ugly frog! It was very difficult to take a photo of it as the tree was on a sloping bit of ground, and I was against the sun. He is in the same area as the Kingfisher and big Heron, between the lake and the skateboard park!
I like our Park, and just hope you won't get too fed up with pictures of it. Mr. G and I really must get out more, but it has been rather COLD just lately.......!