Saturday, February 4, 2012

Camera Critters #200 - Dogs at Burke Lake Park

Last Saturday we were at Burke Lake Park, a place we haven't visited in a few years, but it's only a few miles away from where we saw the Bald Eagles on the same day.  Burke Lake has a trail all the way around it and it's open to walkers and bicyclists alike.   It was a beautiful day and we passed dozens of people, parents with children, young couples, groups of girls, groups of guys, people walking their dogs, joggers, as well as several bicyclists.  


It was like Grand Central Station, so busy.  Most bicyclists were very considerate and rode along at a safe pace and you would hear "passing on the left" several times and you were aware of their presence in good time.  But, there was one young man who zoomed by at a high rate of speed in total silence and we didn't know he was there until he passed within inches of us.  I was very glad we didn't side step because you know, it could have been nasty.  Fortunately no adults, nor children, nor four-legged friends met with any calamity, and I hoped the young man in question did not meet any himself.  There were some big old roots sticking up on the trail.  It was hard to see them because many were covered with fallen leaves and I tripped over a couple myself.



There must have been a dozen dogs and we were able to take photos of these three.  I took the one of the little white pooch and Gregg took the other two.  All canines were very well behaved and did not bark or jump at us as we walked by, and didn't fuss at other four-legged friends either.  Gregg asked the lady what kind of dog this one was (photo above) and she said he was a Newfoundland.   The big guy below looked like a Rottweiler.  He seemed very happy carrying his big stick.  


We had a great walk along this trail.  It was fun to people watch and dog watch as we went along.  A great place to get some exercise especially on such a pretty day as this one.


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17 comments:

Cloudia said...

Dogs and raccoon returns. I'm HOOKED on the things you show us, Denise



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gigihawaii said...

I love to go for walks with Rylan. Since he is so short and close to the ground, he sees things that escape me. Lol. You should see his rock collection!

Valerie said...

Your experience with the cyclist is shared, Denise. They're terrible in our local park. Whatever happened to bicycle bells? I've never even heard 'passing on the left' ... I think our lot are all dumb. Apart from that I enjoyed looking at your pictures. Have a great weekend.

Indrani said...

Great captures taken during walks.

The Elephant's Child said...

Pushy cyclists seem to be a univeral problem. Just the same that looked to be a lovely walk. Thank you for sharing the pix. I loved the dog taking his stick for a walk.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I too enjoyed your photos, love the doggie with the stick in its mouth.

Have a good weekend,

Gill

diane b said...

It sounds like you had a nice day except for the near miss.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, you got to see some beautiful dogs. I love the Newfoundland, I like BIG dogs. Wonderful photos. Most cyclist seem to be nice, but I have come across some that are rude too. Great doggie photos, have a wonderful weekend!

Don't unplug your hub said...

Just stopping by to say hallo Denise. Nice to see the dogs. I love the sky perspective in the header photo.

Pat said...

Nice captures of these sweet dogs!

imac said...

Great post Denise, I love to people watch too.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Those are some fab dogs, i do like the Rottie with the stick aswell

Lyn said...

lovely post, good to see your local area and glad to see it is so well used.
xxx

TexWisGirl said...

i've always liked rotties, but that newfie would win my heart in a second! :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful dogs.

Regards and best wishes

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots!

A late visit from Camera Critters, here's my entry.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Marie said...

Sweet dogs! And a very popular spot for hiking, biking and jogging, apparently! Glad everyone stayed out of everyone else's way!