Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Saturday Summer Springs Stroll

Western Springs – a spring fed freshwater lake which was the source of Auckland’s first reticulated bulk water supply back in 1877.  The water comes up through the volcanic rocks.

I had a 40 minute leisurely walk around Western Springs Park today; stopping frequently to check out the waterfowl. The only thing that prevented me from getting into the lake with the birds was the leash linking me to my human. There were also eels and fish in there. Perhpas next time I'll get to go for a swim with them.

(Mum likes the colours of this New Zealand native bird – the Pukeko)


Wishing you all a good weekend,


Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Riley - my human took me to Western Springs for walks a few times too! I remember being chased by Evil Geese there who were really scary! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It looks like a PAWESOME time!!!


Casper Bear said...

Looks wonderful Riley!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Maggie and Mitch said...

The Pukeko birdie is just beautiful, Riley, and we see a Greylag! We have a Greylag goose on our pond named Grampa. And we think we see a black swan and her cygnet! What an exciting walkie!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

My hunting endeavors have often been thwarted by the leash, as well! I feel your pain!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Riley! Whenever I read your posts I'm always taken in by your amazing adventures and comment on them, but today I am really taken in by the first photo of you--I've always thought it, but have never said what an extremely handsome boy I think you are and that photo really shows it!! I'm glad you enjoyed the park, I thought the Pukeko was really interesting, we've nothing like that here! :-)

Mrs. JP said...

Riley looks so mature all of a sudden! Isn't he handsome? I think your native bird is beautiful...only God can make colors that vibrant!

Jacqueline said...

So many great photos every time we visit, handsome boy; it looks like you enjoyed a fun and exciting walk...We are trying to catch up with our wonderful friends on the weekends; our Mommy's new job, along with her part time one, makes it difficult to visit during the week now...We hope you have a fun weekend, sweet friend...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

sprinkles said...

The Pukeko birdie is just beautiful, Riley! You always go on the best walkies.

The Thundering Herd said...

Looks like a terrific walk - hope your weekend is going well too.

Homer said...

Hi Riley, I'm so sorry that you didn't manage to go for a swim and guess what??? My humans took me to Lake Garda for a nice swim! Nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh....just kidding. I wish you are here in Italy with me so that we can go swiming to our hearts content! YEAH!


MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Riley...
What a wonderful place that is!!! I must say you look like Aunt Tam' in your urgency to go for a dip. Maybe next time?!
Sending lotsaluv

Anonymous said...

Lucky boy, with such a beautiful park to walk in, and with summer to look forward, to when those of us in the Northern hemi are staring winter in the face. Hope you're enjoying yourself!
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