I was happy to meet a new friend at Brightwood Park a few weeks ago. She told me about some wood ducks in the trees near the ponds. Since then, I have been looking around in the woods and hoping to have the same luck. That moment came this morning when I was approaching the dam. A pair of wood ducks took off from the water and performed an incredible show in front of me. The two first landed on separate trees. The male let me take multiple portrait shots. Then he called the female to join him. After being together they seemed to have a lot to tell each other (gossiping about me?). They also posed in various ways to let me record the happy moments.
Upon the conclusion of the show, an old tree who refused to be regarded as "dead wood" clapped his hands and then covered his laughing mouth with a hand to avoid being carried away.
The first picture was taken when I walked past the meadow area. There appeared to be a cat staring at me. As I got closer, it turned out to be the root tip of a fallen tree. Afterwards I wondered which doctor I need to go to, an optometrist or a psychiatrist?
I am a frequent visitor of Brightwood Park and enjoy sharing my discoveries.
Brightwood Park is on the North end of Prospect Street. Go past Franklin School and look for the entrance on the left.