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Friday, January 1, 2010

Georgia: A Walk in the Park

Over the night the clouds and rain had been swept away so we decided to pack up and take a walk. Mr. & Mrs. Penn State took us to a special part of Georgia near their home where the whole city is super planned with golf cart paths connecting it all together (easier to push the stroller). I particularly liked these speed limit signs for the golf cart drivers found along the path.

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I of course took my camera along and managed without holding the rest of the people walking with me back too much to get a few great shots of some birds.

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CLOSE UP OF A FLYCATCHER

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A FLOCK OF RED WINGED BLACKBIRDS

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A GREAT BLUE HERON ON A PINE TREE

What I love about visiting the East coast is being back in the vegetation and seasons of my childhood. This particular part of the path, winding into infinity, sheltered by trees and littered with many fallen leaves reminded me so much of home and made me wish that my family were with me this holiday season.

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And because so many of the houses in these neighbourhoods backed up to the golf cart paths there were a myriad of people who had bird houses in their yards. Here are two of my favourites.

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After our walk we headed over to the kids park where Mrs. Penn State pulled out various bags of stale bread so we could feed the ducks. The minute those plastic bags started crinkling frenzy broke loose and the 100 or so coots jumped out of the water and charged right toward us. I thought we were going to get mobbed; instead they patiently waited within hands reach for a few pieces of bread. It was cool to see them that close, back home at the parks I go to photo birds you are not allowed to feed the animals therefore the birds are a little bit less tame and more leery of humans. It was an experience I loved.

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1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

Looks like a beautiful park to walk in and I love all the photos - especially the Male Great Blue Heron with his beard gently blowing in the breeze.

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