When I have a reason to visit my hometown I always make sure to have my camera with me because I just can’t resist a drive through D. W. Fields Park. The scenery is beautiful in every season, and I know I can count on seeing swans at the very least. And yesterday I did. The swan in the photo above spent more time in this upside down position than upright. They are always so graceful, well, except for this one.
When I got out of the car with the tripod I attracted a crowd of birds. I suspect that people ignore the ‘do not feed the wildlife’ signs since the Canada geese formed a welcoming committee of sorts, and the gulls took to swarming in the air. They quickly realized I I wasn’t going to feed them and did an about face. I hated to disappoint them, but they certainly didn’t disappoint me.
I rode my bike through this enormous park when I was a kid. Generations of families brought their kids here to feed the ducks. Before it was illegal of course. And it looks the same now as it did then no wonder I feel the need to return.