This morning Mom decided to take me for a walk while it was cooler, first stop was of coarse my garden. I had to check out what critters might have visited during the night and give it a good sniffing all over. Then off we went. Now Mom usually turns right at the end of the street but today we went left and then went right and were totally surprised to find this lake - just one street over from us. In fact Dad looked at a house that backed onto this (he didn't like the layout so never checked the back yard) It is very pretty but I must admit it did smell - Mom says it is a stagnant pond and they need to put some sort of fountain in it. We enjoyed looking at it anyway and we could hear bullfrogs ! Mom thought a "Darby" swan like Maggie and Mitch have would look very pretty swimming here.
One of the things Mom loves about our neighborhood is they have lots of big trees and areas of big trees that they have never cut down (and she hopes they never will). She was so busy admiring these and all the pretty houses that SHE got lost - I of coarse knew exactly where I was - but I wasn't going to tell her as I was enjoying my nice long walk. I must admit, it is one of the weird things about our neighborhood - you follow streets and you NEVER come out where you think you should be. It even confuses my Dad and he is one of those people that has a super keen sense of direction. The other thing we found was these pretty flowering shrugs, we have seen them all over town in white and pink and today we saw this pretty red one. Mom thinks they may be Crepe Myrtles but isn't really sure. I wonder if Mom would like to get lost again tomorrow?