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Gregg and I decided to take a quick trip over to another favorite spot before we ran a few errands, Walney Pond. It's only ten minutes away from home and is on the way to where we needed to go that day. So, here are our cast of characters for today's play.
Gregg, my hubby, my pal, my best friend in fact, who has joined me in many every-day life adventures, whose corny humor (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) has had me cracking up more times than I can remember in all the years we have been together. I don't know how he thinks them up, but he tells me I am a good audience as I burst out laughing every time. Of course, there are days - and today would be one of those days - when I have to think about it a bit.
Me (Denise) who depending on how much sleep I have had as I am a consummate night owl and can be a 100 percent home-body, can easily hibernate like the bears she loves so much. Good job she has 'ants-in-the-pants' hubby to get her out and about in the world because some days it's like dragging that old bear out of her den feet first with barely one eye open. I know, that's an image you could have done without but what the hey. At the same time I am a contradiction of terms because once I get out and breathe that fresh air, I find I love the great outdoors so much it's even harder for me to get back into that den.
People, people walking around the pond.
People with lovely dog, a German Shepherd from the looks of it.
Me again. Gregg gets a kick out of taking pictures of my 'me with finger pointing into the trees' pose, which apparently happens often he says. "Was that a bird? I saw some rustling. Oh what a beautiful flower! Just look at how green everything is! Isn't it just incredible after all this rain? Look at those flowers, aren't they exquisite? The earth smells so good! I can't wait to see what's on the other side of that hill!" As a good friend once said to me speaking of herself, "I don't need drugs to get me high, I am high on life." Well, I think I get high on nature. I get such a good feeling being surrounded by it, and then there's my camera to capture as much as possible. Thank you Gregg for dragging me out of hibernation on many a day.
Man's best friend, another beautiful dog, one who was enjoying the fresh air just as much as we were.
The Heartbreaker!!!! Hey you-Heartbreaker-you, do you realize that your broken-hearted ex-girlfriend has written graffiti all over my favorite and many peoples favorite wooden bridge? There were messages to you written in every conceivable spot, some that I can't repeat because they were so sad. Your poor ex got all her feelings out in permanent marker just about everywhere on that wooden bridge, which is obviously something she had to do at that point in time. Hopefully Mother Nature and time will help to erase the pain in her broken-heart as well as on our beautiful little bridge, and please send her the Prince Charming that she deserves.
Groundhog! Gregg is a good spotter and I have said this many times. This little guy - actually not so little - disappeared into the undergrowth soon after Gregg saw him. I managed to get one blurry shot before he was gone.
We gave up after a while and didn't think we would see our friend again that day but when we reached the top of the path, he had apparently circled around us. Still not too sharp but I was happy to get it.
Gregg thought he might have been a Muskrat because he was near water and appeared to have been taking a dip, but on doing a little research I read that Muskrat's actually have a very long tail that looks like a rats, with no hair on it. This little guy definitely had a hairy tail and it was a lot shorter, so I am thinking he is a Groundhog. What do you think? If he is something else I would appreciate some help in identifying him.
Passengers above the trees heading to Dulles Airport. The plane was with Virgin Airlines so we thought maybe it was from London. Have a great vacation happy travelers.
Long-distance bicyclist. At least I think he was a long distance bicyclist. That bike had three wheels and he was loaded down with bags complete with a Stars and Stripes flying. We were driving home at this point and he was moving fast. If we could have stopped him safely I would have asked what his story was and where was he heading. I bet it was an interesting one.
I hope you've enjoyed another trip to Walney Pond.