I didn’t get the email informing me that the meeting point for today’s walk had been changed to
from the usual
Having waited for a long time, I went out for a bit on my own. The Park was getting very crowded, with a Boy Scout event; and having spotted a
a WOOD DUCK
and an early-sunbathing
I gave up and was walking back home. I was photographing various flowers blooming on the trees:
I clicked the
I also clicked this beautiful Star of David in a derelict building (that I pass every day on my walk!)
….when Ruth Hartsell called, and said she would walk back and meet me at the History Museum and take me to the Kennedy Forest area….which she did, very kindly!
We went past this tree of stainless steel:
This piece of art (the cost of which, I cannot help thinking,would have planted several real trees!) is called The Placebo:
Can you imagine, it comes with its own steel mushrooms:
Several kites were flying in the sky, and there was another ringbow around the sun:
Thanks to Ruth, I didn’t miss out on the outing, as I would have, otherwise. The group had, apparently, split up into two, and ofkose Murphy’s Law mandated that the other group saw the
that I’ve been wanting to see for the longest time! However, we did catch up with the group:
and saw a lot of interesting birds, including the
and the TUFTED TITMOUSE:
The pathways in the Kennedy Forest area have some beautiful wooden bridges:
As we finished our walk, Ruth identified this
This flower is supposed to be the epitome of shyness and modesty 🙂
I came home, and remembered to click these flowers at home:
‘I don’t know if this is lavender,but it has a very heady scent.
I’d bought some early CHRYSANTHEMUMS from the store last week, when it was particularly gloomy:
For more photos of the outing,
The bird list is as follows. It doesn’t include the birds that the group saw before I joined them, or the birds that the other group saw.
Owl, Great Horned
Ruth was then kind enough to drop me home as well, because I’d been walking continuously for more than four hours! I’m glad I have Ruth in my life, it would be much more boring if I was Ruthless!