Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fort Wayne, Spring, the Parks and a Great Dog

It has been an excellent week for dog walking in Fort Wayne. The weather has been a little wet and cold but the parks are alive.

I walk with my Chow-Chow Recess though a number of our parks. At Tillman Park we watch the geese land in the water and the river rise. At Foster Park we watch the small rapids, the duck families and smell the spring flowers.

At Headwaters Park we walked past the old fort, over the bridge and walked by St. Mary’s River, St. Joseph River and the Maumee River. We crossed over and walked past the statues, looked for heron, listened to woodpeckers and stared at the skateboarders. There is a lot of dead wood damming up one of the bridges and on top of a story and a half pile of dead trees was a Canada goose proudly honking, it was cool.

At Sweeney Park we crossed over and walked by the homestead. At the park proper we walked through the rock garden, over the wooden foot bridges and watched as the pagoda was being constructed. Robins, cardinals, blue jays, wrens and swallows were every where.

So, it is still cool outside but spring is right around the corner and we are ready to walk in the woods, by the river and in the fields. It is good to have a dog!

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