Someone was doing a bit of shilly-shallying (do you say "shilly-shallying" or "dilly-dallying"? I think "shilly-shallying" takes longer, but I'm not sure...) anyway, as I was saying, someone was taking her sweet time, so we went outside to wait for her.
|"Take your time!"|
"Shake a leg, Mom! Daylight's burning!"
"Oooh, look at the pretty sunrise!"
We headed up the hill and took the Water Tower Path.
|"I love it up here!"|
"We can see forever!"
There are so many cool things to see and sniff up there!
|"Ooh! What did you find, Cam?"|
It's definitely the coyote hang-out place at night - we see their ... umm ... calling card all over the place!
We walked over and checked out the Kansas Ocean; it was frozen solid. Mom was hoping to see birdies there, but it was a no-go. We decided to go back up the trail:
|"The old re-trace thing!"|
"I like going this way!"
Frankly, we were going to go a different way, but Cam didn't want to, so we didn't. We usually get to decide - I mean, it is OUR walk, right?!?
Mom had the small camera today and did some cute little birdies along the trail like these:
|A Harris's Sparrow, striking a pose|
|Mr. and Mrs. House Sparrow, spending some quality time together|
|American GoldFinch in winter plumage|
At the risk of sounding like I'm ranking on someone, Dad must have spent 5 minutes pointing out that Goldfinch before Mom finally saw him. I mean, yes, they are teeny-tiny, but he was RIGHT in front of her! Sheesh!
Anyway, a great time had by all!
|"That was a great walk - don't you think, Cam?"|
"I do, Mags!"
Thanks for coming with us, everybody!