20 Apr 2008

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Sometimes it happens that you know all parcs in other towns but forget completely about the one which is very close to your home. I rediscovered this little parc in Waterloo, after at least 28 years when last sunday we were looking for one to have a little walk. Of course I didn't recognize it anymore.



Through a little wood



you arrive at a lake. I didn't even remember that there were swans and geese swimming around !





A lot of people walked their dogs around the lake and this one apparently loved the water





and swam around !



Here on the right side my son and his girlfriend are walking around the lake





There was even a couple of black swans ! I think I have never seen black once !

Now for the next time if ever I have to get rid of old bread, I know where to go ! It's only 5 min by car from our home.

9 comments:

Pamela said...

I would love to see black swans.
I saw tundra swans in the Columbia Gorge last year and I was thrilled.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It looks like a lovely urban park.
I would call it a pond rather than a lake.

I can never see a little path through the woodland that I don't think of Robert Frost's poem. I always want to follow it and see where it goes.

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." Robert Frost

Maribeth said...

Very beautiful!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhh, Gattina!! This looks like a place I'd want to spend a whole day just watching nature at it's finest. It's beautiful.

Melli said...

Beautiful! Mom & I spent the day yesterday in a similar place! And Luz and I ALWAYS forget to take bread when we go to the park near her house.... Uh! I have GOT to buy some bread and keep it in my car! (but it spoils sO fast in the warm weather!)

claudie said...

I have never seen black swans. This is a beautiful park! Révolution à la maison avec un nouvel arrivant! Et mes vacances se terminent. Les filles ont bien profité. Mais je ne sais pas s'il y aura encore des grèves dans les lycées. On verra bien demain.

the teach said...

What a fantastic find Gattina! :)

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina, What a lovely walk along that little path and around the pond so close to home...beautiful

Junebug said...

I must say I think you are so fortunate to live so close to a beautiful park like that. For that matter, just where you live period. How awesome. Your photos make me want to see these things in person.