Friday, December 19, 2014

A Walk in the Park

The beginning of the week graced us with unseasonably warm temperatures and so we took advantage of the opportunity to take Ari and Edward for a walk in the Metroparks.

Below, the boys stop along the towpath at a sign describing some of the history of the Cuyahoga River, the canal, the towpath and lock system.

Without fail, venturing into the nearby Metroparks or the Cuyahoga Valley National Park affords opportunities for wildlife viewing. We've seen deer, beaver, frogs and toads, turtles, blue herons and a whole host of other birds and ducks. On this visit we saw Mallard ducks (below) and turtles sunning themselves on mossy logs in the canal just next to the path.

Edward meanders along the path. I love this photo and not just because it represents one of the few times he wasn't running off ahead of us!

I couldn't help but think that passersby might mistakenly think that we had twin boys on our hands!

These beautiful days with warmer temperatures and blue skies are so refreshing since winter here can be so long and dreary and gray!

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