Good morning everyone on this beautiful sunny morning once again! It’s time for our morning coffee and we are off to another of our parks this morning. This one is called Garrow Park and it’s on a different lake named Rabbit Lake. Not quite sure where the name came from but I was told it’s due to the lake looking like a rabbit from the air. I have not flown over the lake so I don’t know if that is true or not. On a map it doesn’t really look much like a rabbit, except perhaps with a really good imagination.
Anyway, it is a beautiful spot to have our coffee chat today. Just ahead as we drive into the park there is a nice little beach. This is one of the most popular beaches in town. Because the water is not too deep off the beach and the beautiful sand bottom it makes it great for kids. And there is a dock from where you can dive into deeper water on the other side. Plus there is a nice playground area for the kids as well where they can get rid of all that energy they have stored up in them all the time.
Plus there are a lot of nice shade trees and picnic tables around for us to use so we can sit and enjoy our coffee and chat for a while. Last time Sheree brought some delicious cake and brownies for us to enjoy. I hope she brings them again this time, they are definitely mouth watering goodness!! And yes, beside the coffee I did bring some tea and hot chocolate for those who don’t like coffee. Nice to have something for everyone. I can even provide milk tea for those who prefer that to drink.
Just look at the blue color of the water today, isn’t that just amazing? Picking up the reflection of that deep blue sky, so wonderful. And just a nice light wind this morning which is fine since it is quite warm this morning for us. We haven’t had many warm mornings here this summer so this is a nice treat. There is a family of crows nearby, they can certainly get a bit noisy at times, but it’s one of those sounds that just says it’s summer. There are some gulls floating across the lake right now, that brilliant white really stands out against the deep blue of the sky. That’s a summer country pleasure to see, even for those who don’t like gulls, it is still a beautiful sight.
The song sparrows are singing joyfully along the lakes edge. A phoebe is also singing from a birch tree that is also close to the lake. The phoebe sings it’s name all the time, just fee-bee in a nice pleasant voice. They can be very friendly little birds and often like to build their nests close to people, in sheds or a garage, as long as they can get in and out easily. They are a smaller bird and eat insects, great to have around when the mosquitoes get hungry. Even here with all the people that come each day it is still possible to find some wildflowers. There is a nice crown vetch. And over closer to the road is some birdfoot trefoils, a rather odd name for a beautiful bright yellow flower. And along the lake is some northern bedstraw, just a small white flower that grows in clusters and can get quite tall at times.
Just listen to that, the call of the loon, it is somewhere out on the lake but further down at the other end. This lake is narrow, but quite long. A squirrel is scampering across the grass, I wonder if I can entice him to come over here, I did bring some peanuts just in case. Hmm, guess not, he has a one track mind and he is after those pine trees across the road. Good thing this road doesn’t get much traffic this time of day. Many squirrels and chipmunks meet their end trying to cross the street.
Time goes so fast when we have our coffee chats, but they are so much fun. However, time for this one to come to an end for today. Thank you all so very much for joining me here at the park for our morning coffee. I hope we will be able to do this again very soon. Enjoy your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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