I went for a morning stroll beside Hamilton Lake this morning (officially named Lake Rotoroa, but we always call it Hamilton Lake).
It was meant to be sunny – in fact, the weather forecast said it actually was sunny at the time – but a high cloud cover hid the sun and made the day rather dull. Sometimes the forecasters don’t get it right!
Being school holidays, there were a lot of families and people out walking and using the playgrounds.
Most of the bird life had taken to the water to avoid all the activity, and I thought these Canada Geese looked attractive as they cruised around.
Quite a few Australian Coots live in this area and obviously get very used to people. Several of them came to within a couple of metres of me without any trepidation whatsoever.
I especially love the feet of these birds as they are so different to any other bird we have here.
I like the way the City Council has decorated these public conveniences with Maori motifs.
Public facilities are much needed but are often very utilitarian, so making them more attractive is a “well-done” in my book.
May your day be a happy one 😊