Yesterday was an amazingly beautiful day. And thank God we enjoyed it, because it rained all night! The day, though was in the 70's (21 to 26 for you Celsius-ers out there). And bright?
|No, that's not swimming, that's puddling.|
|Really starting to green up now.|
|Just kinda fascinated by big rocks in the woods.|
|Scrappy wanted me to go faster here. Not gonna happen.|
|Away from the bridge.|
|Saw a chipmunk dash up here, thought I'd take a chance...|
|It seemed unusual at first to go past the Alumni pond and no ducks. This guy was hiding.|
|Here we are at the river.|
|I was trying to catch his ear whipping up in the wind.|
|Turtles at the swamp- just a couple of small ones.|
|Lotsa little frogs around, but was only able to catch this one. Guess he failed backstroke class.|
|And swim #3 in the feeder south of the wooden bridge- just across from Friday's "Goose-mageddon".|
|Teeny tiny place with a lot of rushing water.|
|First contestant for the "Odd fungi of 2013" contest.|
|Not happy with us as we made our way towards the duck pond.|
|This dude thinks that one corner is his alone. Get over yourself!|
And that brings us to Hockey weekend in Oz. As I type this Sunday morning, just like last week the details on today's games are not up yet, but here's what happened Saturday:
The Melbourne Ice got a goal and three assists from Matt Armstrong in a 5-2 win over Perth. All seven goals were scored in the last two periods- even though Perth out shot the Ice 31-16 in those two periods. So I guess the blame has to rest with 22-y-o Aussie goalie Michael Smart, in his first shot in the Australian big leagues.
Meanwhile, Melbourne's Mustangs were also getting a W, topping Canberra 6-4. A back and forth game saw the 'Stangs pull ahead on 2 second period scores by Pat O'Kane, a New Hampshire Yankee fresh from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.
And the battle of Sydney round one went to the Ice Dogs, who topped the Bears 5-4. Did someone say back and forth? The Ice Dogs built a 3-0 lead just shy of the halfway mark, only to see the Bears rally for 4 goals in a 8:32 span of the second period! However, the Dogs picked up 2 in the third to win the match.
Okay, off to do the cap post! I will update the AIHL if I get scores before this posts.