Around the lake
A few days ago, before mom went and took me to the
torture's groomer's to have my hair stolen, we went for a nice walk around the lake across the street from Dad's house.
It wasn't a super long walk, but it WAS a super nice day.
Mom thought that I looked super handsome up against the bright green of these ferns!
Not far into our walk, Mom spotted this little guy watching us curiously from tree.
I told her he only LOOKED cute, and that he was probably really watching us to gather information. I tried to explain to her about all the crazy suspicious squirrel activity that's been happening throughout Blogville, but she said I was just being silly.
I hope you're right Mom, BUT don't come crying to me when the squirrels really DO pull off some sort of sneaky evil attack!
And DON'T say I didn't warn you!
Next on our walk we took a side-trip to the little secondary pond. Mom really likes this area...there's a little picnic table there along with a long little mini-field where we can play fetch. Sometimes there's even a blue heron on the lake. The pond is stocked with fish, and people are allowed to catch them so long as they then release the fish back.
Last time Mom went to this pond by herself the heron was there, and she was able to catch some pictures of him catching and swallowing a large fish whole! ((Wes' Mom: I'd include those photos - it was cool to watch! - but they are on my computer at home in PA.))
There were no big heron birds there today, but we did spy some fish hanging out in the shallows in the warm sunny spots.
Around the pond we also found a few little holes like this one. Now Mom asked if I did it when her back was turned...and I told her 'No, Mom, I leave the digging to
Frankie and Ernie the professional digger dogs.'
And then she noticed something white in the grass around the hole.
It was an eggshell! She then told me she thinks the hole was probably made by baby turtles. She explained to me that when a turtle lays it's eggs it lays them in holes in the ground to keep then safe. Then, when the baby turtles hatch they claw their way back out and to the safety of the water to grow big and strong.
Or at least she HOPES that the baby turtles hatched and got out safely, and that something didn't dig them up and find them first. :(
After leaving the small pond we continued on our walk, just enjoying the sunny day.
We saw a small family of Canadian Geese...a momma, poppa and two babies swimming around in the water. They also seemed to really be enjoying the day!
A little bit up the path we passed by this section of what mom called 'milkweed' plants...and here is where Mom spent a good deal of time with her camera!
Do you think you can guess why?
Come back tomorrow to check out my post and see if you are right!