To take advantage of Monday's blue sky, we took Moxie for a walk around Wheeler Farm, a community park near our home. The pathways wind through a small bird sanctuary, which is where the robins live in winter. I must have seen 2 dozen fat robins and heard their sharp chirps as we walk past.
Despite the blue sky over head and the sunshine on the path, the air was cold and the shaded areas offered little warmth. Ice forms on the small stream of water, as the creeks flow is slowed in winter.
Because the day was so chilly, few people ventured out and the grounds were quiet. We enjoyed the solitude and the muted sounds of a winter forest.
In a very strange happenstance, we came across two boys who were willing to pose while holding large boulders over their heads. It was all the more disconcerting as I'm in the middle of reading "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children". If you've read the book you know what I mean.
Near the end of our walk, the quiet landscape was suddenly filled with a raucous cry of geese! Oh the noise!
A multitude of geese live on an ice pond near the main building and we could hear their honks, and see them parade across the ice to greet someone (with bread!). Moxie's yip is also featured in the clip, as well as my voice, as I alert Smith to why all the fuss.