It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Isn’t It Lovely? Isn’t it Pastoral?

All these sights were seen on a recent trip to my favourite local park. One of several good reasons for its favoured status is the wonderful walk to get there. For the most part, we can avoid the streets altogether, and thus have opportunity to see things like…


While cautious of people, they are not exactly wild, either, and will let the children approach – even at a dead run – astonishingly close before waddling with only gently agitated quacks to the river. I’m not sure what it would take to stir them enough to fly to the river.

Kayaks are interesting, too!

And what exactly is this? Well, it’s every bit as interesting as the kayaks, and possibly as exciting as the bunny. What you see here are the girders of a bridge spanning the river. (The central support is a fair way over. I stand on the bank to take the picture, and zoom in as far as I can to catch the birds which grace the support in the middle of the river.)

And while they’re gracing, they’re also pooping. And pooping. And pooping some more. That bird playing King of the Castle? He’s sitting atop a monumental pile of shit.

That is why this structure is now, and will ever be known as

Pigeon Poop Bridge.

© 2006, Mary P

July 7, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 Comments