our first real day of rain this year. it smelled _awesome_ and I loved riding in the rain. I got a little wet. Well, soaked to the bones. But it was fun. Kinda wishing the loaner bike had fenders…
It rained hard enough around campus to cause brief and localized flash flooding – thankfully that didn’t amount to anything, and the water quickly drained away.
hungry ducks coming to check me out while I pause by the pond to shed some rain gear before getting to campus.
they didn’t seem to mind the fog and vapour, but I’d bet they were a little cold…
I took the route near the duck pond this morning – something I hadn’t done all summer because of construction on campus.
a family of ducks swims in the pond in the University of Calgary Research Park. The baby ducks are not very old, but are growing very quickly.
a fresh batch of baby duckies is taking to the pond near campus. as I approached to take some photos, I was surprised to be warned off by one of the geese – I thought the mama duck might be upset, but a goose?
I stopped at the duck pond near campus to cool down, and wound up spending a few minutes enjoying the calmness of the pond, with ducks and songbirds moving into the area.
the bow river curves around the community of Bowness, before heading southeast into downtown calgary
We spent the afternoon at Bowness Park, chucking rocks on a beautiful early winter day (although it seemed more like summer). Evan picked this one as the photo of the day, and decided it should be called “experiment” (or, “speermint”)
Two Canada Geese try to squeeze onto a rock in the middle of the duck pond near the University of Calgary campus.
A group of ducklings exploring the pond, with Mamma Duck watching from a distance.