It is simply eye-opening what a little walking can do. Today, I had the opportunity to do something I have never done before….that is, I walked along the lake road a little in Woodville. As I have passed the houses there so many, many times, I never got the chance to really observe some cool things there!
One of the most incredible things was a house that had cactus plants growing the most awesome yellow flowers in a garden right along the road! One would never, ever see these unless walking by on foot!
I did a Google search and discovered that there are indeed cacti that can survive even northeastern winters!
I did forget to mention that the quality of these photos is a bit lame, as they were taken with my camera on the cell phone. I wanted to get better with that camera, but I do believe it is a huge challenge as, (as Mark puts it) it is like a “pinhole” camera! No amount of adjustments will make for great photos!
Ah well, it *is* fun and you get the idea!
Woodville was hopping today….there was every kind of boat you could imagine being launched there and we saw several kayaks and canoes.
One of the coolest things I happened to see, but not catch with the camera was a mother duck with a brood of several teeny-tiny ducklings. They were resting on a private dock. When I stopped to look at them, the mother immediately jumped down into the water. I stood watching in near disbelief as those itty-bitty balls of fluff hopped down into the water and followed after their mother. What fun it must be to live so close to such adorable “neighbors”!