Sunday, August 24, 2008
We took the Gnu out today for a ride in a local pond. Just up the street from our house is the Hal Scott Preserve. The boat ramp, actually just a dirt easement, was filled with water and the lake was high, but the new motor? Sweet. Sure beats paddling. Collin was a little on edge about alligators. See the little one in the picture above? His tail looks sort of like an abandoned tire (back right) ? One eye is just above the surface (bottom left). Collin loved finding the big snail and seeing minnows and fish. The clouds reflecting off of the lake caught my eye as did the many starlings swooping and skimming the surface -- eating bugs no doubt.