Looking For Spring At Community Park
The days are getting longer now and the sun is setting after 8 p.m. here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I took advantage of the increased daylight and visited our local Community Park with my nephew Mikey last Thursday evening.
I would think it was just heading to the lake to mate since Spring was late in coming to our area this year. We had our 5th coldest April on record. It stopped its steady crawl as I approached and we spent some time checking each other out. It then continued on it’s journey to the lake. Here is a video of the turtle.
The cold April had delayed the growth of the Spring vegetation. The trees were still leafless. I did find some signs of Spring including the blooming of the low bush blueberries (huckleberries in these parts) and
I walked back and sat and watched my nephew Mikey fish for awhile. He wasn’t doing to good either. He caught one small sun fish. Still it was a nice to enjoy the evening sunshine. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Community Park hike May 3 2018.
I walked along the lake a few times, hoping to see some water birds and perhaps a bald eagle or an osprey. Once again I found few birds of any type. But, as always, I was able to see something, and I was able to get a photo of a crow attacking a hawk.
Even the dandelions look good in the Spring. I am sure the warm weather will bring more life to Community Park in the ensuing weeks. And I hope to watch it arrive! I love the Spring!!! Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Community park May 4th 2018.
“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”
― Charlotte Brontë,