A Refuge in the City
Thought I would post something closer to home.Taking a closer look at the everyday things around me. It actually is a scenic from a park here in the city that I go to frequently that affords me a view of nature and renews my spirit. You can see the cars in the background and that shows that it is in the city but you can also see the beautiful reflections in the water and the various birds that use this park as home. Presently there is water treatment being done to eradicate algae and warning signs have been posted around the pond that say that this product is harmful to humans and dogs. Well, then isn’t it harmful to the birds, too? The city wants to clean up the pond for some swimming competitions and they try to get rid of the waterfowl but I found it amusing in the past to see swimmers practising for a triathlon with a few die-hard ducks swimming alongside them. Despite the recordings of distressed chicks, birds of prey etc. being broadcast from the islands, some of the geese and ducks keep returning year after year. Yes, there is a lot of poop, sometimes an amazing and annoying amount but I think it is worth it to receive the joy of watching nature co-exist with us in our mutual surroundings so we can observe and learn from one another.