I barely have enough energy left to post today - we went for a full lap around the lake again today (2.4 miles which takes us an hour and a half). Mom says it would only be an hour if we didn't stop to check out the pee mail and leave some of our own!!! As if - MOM!!!! that is the BEST part of a walkies.
One of things we noticed today is what a few steps can make. The pictures below are all taken within feet of each other and yet look at the difference it can make - from being a greyish somber picture to a sparkling cool green. Mom only had the little camera with us today so they are not the greatest shots but you can see what we mean. Look at those silly ducks all lined up in a row on the log - then mom took the same pic from about 5 feet to the right and all the green shows up.
Mom wished she had her her big camera (the one with the telephoto lens) when we spotted this guy - we are not sure if it is a blue heron or blue stork - it seemed awfully big to be a heron. Either way, it looked so lonesome sitting there on a stump in the water, but then she moved about 10 feet to the left and got this shot with all the trees and the bird reflecting in the water. Remember you can click on the photo's to see them bigger.
And then all around the lakes edge we noticed these BIG fish - we are thinking they are probably catfish as they seemed to be feeding on the bottom. You can see how big it is by looking at the little fish around it - those were about 5" long ! They must be pretty clever old fish as we never see the fishermen catching them. The local park service keep this lake stocked with a variety of fish and we have seen some really good sized trout. We also had lots of people stopping to admire us today but I must admit I felt like biting some - they kept asking if the little one was HER puppy?? Do I look like a GIRL!!!!!