Daily Quote: May 8

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I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
~ Francis Quarles (May 8, 1592 – September 8, 1644)

What a wonderful greeting for a walk along the edge of Millpond.  A single gosling under the watchful eye of his mother swam up to meet Rickie and I.  Totally unafraid of the little wire-haired terrier who sat quietly at my side, while I pointed my camera and lens at the young subject.

I only saw the one gosling on our walk around Millpond and wondered if the others had succumbed to the flooding, were meals for predators or if somehow the eggs had been tampered with to prevent over population.

Daily Quote: May 7

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The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
~ Joseph Joubert (May 7, 1754 – May 4, 1824)

One of my favourite places to walk, a shaded path nestled between mature tall pines and Pincombe Millpond. The day I took this picture I had decided escape housework and go for a walk on a beautiful sunny, warm day in early May.  I had started out after washing the kitchen floor 3 times.  Once because it hadn’t been washed for a month; twice because my adult son came home to work and walked over the wet floors with muddy shoes; and the third time because my husband came walking across the still wet floors.  Rickie, (my  wire haired terrier) and I walked over 7 kilometers, and were late for lunch.  We  spent the afternoon reading on the back porch warmed by the springtime sun and listening to the birds singing.

Early May Walk

Finally a warm sunny day to walk through the St. Clair Conservation Area, hike around the pond.  Although the trails were a bit muddy and some areas water covered, Rickie (my wire-haired terrier) and I were able to manage them.

We were greeted by 1 baby Canada Goose and it’s watchful parents.

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We saw a couple of beautiful butterflies.

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Spring flowers are just starting to open.

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