Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Walney Pond, I have missed you......

It was a lovely day on Sunday and for the first time this year we made our way over to Walney Pond. The water level was the highest we had ever seen it. The paths in parts were soggy and as we didn't have our old shoes on, we felt it prudent not to take the path through the wood, and contented ourselves with viewing the activity on the pond.

It was relatively quiet except for three Canada Geese. They were a welcome sight as last year we saw no geese or ducks on the pond.

They were making good use of a floating log, not really taking any notice of us.

No hissing or any sign of disgruntlement as he walked by.

I spotted my first tiny wildflower in amongst the dead leaves.....

and signs of the coming of Spring. On the left the old leaves still hanging on, and on the right new leaves starting to bud.

More warmer weather ahead this week. It should be getting into the 70's by the end of it.

16 comments:

Sharon said...

It looks like a lovely place to go for a walk, nice to see the geese floating along.

Today has been dark and chilly feeling, I can't wait for it to warm up!

Spring!

Janet said...

Thats looks like a beautiful tranquil place- lovely just to relax and listen to the ducks and water birds quacking !

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Nice pictures of the geese!

Cloudia said...

I needed this tranquility-




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Kay said...

Yae for spring! Gosh! I haven't seen a Canadian goose in such a long time.

Pauline said...

I would like Walney Pond, I know I would! I'd also like to capture photos as lovely as yours.

diane b said...

The geese look chubby and you like the buds are bursting outside for spring. Hope it keeps warm for you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Spring is coming. Great post.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I love the first signs of spring. We don't get them that much here in the desert but my favorite season when I lived in Utah/Idaho was early spring. It was life giving.

Jane and Chris said...

Yay!!! When the geese come home you know that Spring is just aroud the corner.
Jane x

Out on the prairie said...

You need to keep some old shoes in the car, you never know when you need them.

Valerie said...

Beautiful lake, and that solitary flower brings hope that spring really is just around the corner.

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, 70's! Warmth! Sounds lovely.

imac said...

It was beautiful here too on Sunday.
Looks like you had a great time in a beauty spot.

Margaret Cloud said...

It does seem nice to be able to go outside and walk around. Nice pictures, we have seen several geese last week. Have a nice week.

Janie said...

Nice to see the ducks and geese out enjoying ice-free water and warmer days!