This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Logans Landing............

Today was a half way decent day, it was cold but not bad at all. Tristen has been cooped up Laura and I took him to Logans Landing. Its a sort of park by the Boardman Lake and river, but with some shops and a bridge across the river. I wanted to get some pictures of the swans. Tristen just needed to let off steam. So he did.......he was able to run and yell and jump in puddles. The snow is melting slowly so lots of puddles. They had the pathways cleaned off so it was a good place to go. None of the parks are open yet so no swings or things like that. We parked
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and walked. In puddles
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First we went to see the swans, and I just knew he would love the covered bridge, it makes a wonderful noise as he jumps and thumps and rolls on the floor (sigh) as we cross. We forgot to take bread.
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The swans are beautiful, but apparently they are cranky. They are ready for Spring and Spring is not cooperating. There have been some rather funny news items lately about cranky swans sitting in the main road stopping traffic and chasing people who try to move them.
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Not a whole lot to see this time out. Usually we can see different kinds of ducks and birds, but there were just the swans today.
We walked around the circuit just to stretch our legs and let Tristen run.
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We met a dog....."Tristen, be sure to not run up to a strange dog, and ask the lady if you can pet him." He did, and he liked the dog
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He climbed the snow banks
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Some of the shops around the river......its sort of a shame, this is such a pretty location but the shops just do not do well in here. We have a few places in this town that have been built and all but abandoned. It seems that rent is so high that the places close down then the shops are left empty
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The shops are both sides of the river, that is why there is a bridge.
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The bridge that crosses the Boardman river
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So lets jump in puddles, its what little boys do
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Tristen really didn't want to go home yet so we went over to the cemetery to visit his mum, but the snow was so deep we couldn't even see where she was.....he did have a run around and a few more rolls on the snow piles but by then he was so wet we went home. Can't wait till we can get out on the trails again and for him the park is calling his name.
joining up with Our World Tuesday


Merlesworld said...

Kids they love fiddling around in water even when it's freezing but so did i when I was young.
beautiful white swans


Love those beautiful swans and how kids have a good time whatever the weather!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a beautiful spot! I love the story about the cranky swans! LOL! Tristen had a lot of fun! Excellent! That's too bad about the shops! Take Care ;o)