I just noticed that Sunday is "Camera Critters" day, so I thought I'd post a few cuties of my own. On Thursday we took Csilla to Granville Island for a visit to the duck pond and to buy her a kite. She's been asking for a kite for ages, so we finally got her one at Kid's Only Market. I'll be sure to post some fun kite flying photos later in the week, but for now, I thought I'd share some of the sweetness we saw at the duck pond. Csilla just loves the duck pond at Granville Island. She would go every day if she could, but parking is a bit of a nightmare, so no thanks.
I think it's the first time I went somewhere with my camera where I took more photos of something other than Csilla than of Csilla herself (did that make sense?) Put another way, I took more photos of birds than of Csilla. The cute overload was extreme. Below you'll see mostly baby geese (goslings), but there's also one shot of some adorable little ducklings. Csilla just loved the ducklings, but mama duck had her babies carefully tucked away in the tall grasses on the other side of the pond for most of our visit. Smart mama. I wouldn't trust my babies with crazy camera wielding tourists either.
I have to say I was afraid for my life while taking a few of these. I'm not kidding. Trying to get close ups of baby goslings is scary stuff. The mama goose was never more than two feet away from her babies at any time and was on high alert. I'm sure if I'd moved too fast in any direction (especially towards any of her babies) I would have met with the business end of mama's beak in no time flat.
Thankfully, I was not attacked by mama goose and I did get a few good photos. I'd like to think that mama goose knew I was a loving mama myself and therefore felt her babies were safe in my presence.
Sorry I've posted so many photos, but I just couldn't choose which ones I liked the best. Enjoy! (Click to enlarge.)
Oh. And speaking of "Camera Critters", Csilla brought this little guy into the house the other day. She desperately wanted to keep him. We let the darling little snail slime along on her tea-party table for a while and then insisted that he (or she?) go back outside. Csilla burst into tears. Balazs and I had to put on a travelling circus to distract her enough to get her (or him?) back outside without Csilla noticing. It was traumatic. We won't be bringing any critters like this into the house again any time soon...
Thanks for looking.