I spent the morning running a few errands and then visited Basil Griffith Park. This particular park has 10 baseball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, a sand volleyball court, a soccer field, a youth football field, 2 tennis courts, a roller hockey rink, a 5k cross country course, 2 walking trails, 3 horse shoe pits, an Amphitheater, four playground areas, picnic shelters and a 33 acre lake with boat ramp and lots of ducks and geese.
I couldn't resist snapping a shot of the fence shadow as I walked towards the lake.
There used to be a big fishing deck that went out into the water, but they tore it out and are in the process of re-doing it. You can see some of the temporary fencing around the construction site in the photo. The lake is stocked by the Fish and Wildlife Department and is a popular place for fishing.
This guy was paddling along enjoying the lake.
Mr. Mallard was swimming along just waiting for the kids to throw him a piece of bread. (Most families that visit the lake bring bread to feed to the ducks and geese)
The Canadian Goose was my favorite.
This one let me get pretty close, even taking a piece of bread from me, as long as I moved slowly, which I do around geese since I know they can bite and that they will. (And IT HURTS).
He ate his bread and then it was off to the water.
One was trying to take a nap but opened his eyes as i got closer.
I snapped a couple of pictures and he got up. He watched me closely and when he opened his wings I backed off.
He headed for the water.
Along with his friends.
There were lots of white geese too.
Some of them may actually be ducks as they have shorter necks and different colored bills.
Either way they are so pretty and graceful in the water.
I am not sure of the particular breed of some of them.
It was fun to watch them come swimming towards whatever kid was tossing bread into the water.
I like watching them flap their wings and fly into the water too.
It was a great day to be outside enjoying the cooler temperatures while on the hunt for shadows and reflections as well as birds.