Taking A Walk WIth Mindy

How she loves to take a walk and so do we with her once a week. After waiting for us, she flapped her wings and ran ahead as we got up from our bench and start walking on the path around the lake. She usually stays ahead of us, talking very loudly along the way. When it gets too warm, into the lake she goes to drink and float on the water or continues on the grass to cool her feet.
Glad she seems to be doing so well.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Great shots
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Fabulous catch with those oustretched wings. Love the shadows in both shots!
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@lesip Me too, Leslie. I cannot imagine more missing at this point. She is so unique and hopefully will stay safe and well.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@kerristephens Thank you so much, Kerri.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Hi Darlene! What a good friend you are to Mindy!
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@grammyn Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Katy. She was into spreading her wings and talking up a storm. She comes with personality plus.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@vskolnik Thank you so much, Vee. She is a doll and so easy to be with. She knows the routine so we stick to it as much as we can each visit. I love sitting on the grass with her before we leave and feeding her too.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@darsphotos I'll bet she is very entertaining!
posted April 22nd, 2014  
That's so funny! It's like she is just waiting for you to arrive to take a walk and tell you all about her day! Great capture!
posted April 22nd, 2014  
So cute how Mindy enjoys your company walking with you.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
I think this is so cute how she walks with you. Great shots
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@grammyn She is adorable, Katy and people look and talk to us along the way and we explain the connection. I have to send you a few clips of video. I think I have forgotten that recently.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@wannabe I think you have it totally figured out very well, Catherine. Sometimes she takes a bit to warm up to us like she is mad at us. It truly is something to be with her. Our local news wanted to do a segment on her but I was afraid of the people that would come to the park, especially after the missing ducks. I will have to post another clip of her that I took. It just takes time to put it together. Thank you so much.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@bruni Thank you so much, Bruni. We enjoy walking with her as much as she enjoys walking with us.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@jolefont Thank you very much, Jo Ann. She is so unique and so much fun to be around. We love our walk with her so much.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Love these photos of Mindy. I feel I know her through your evocative writing. :-)

ryn: Thank you for all the lovely notes. Yes, Charleston is a very special and beautiful place. I am so glad you like the photos of it and surrounding area and gardens. There are endless photo opportunities, especially in Spring. I have made photo cards of my pictures before and need to get some from this Spring at Magnolia. I take them to Walgreens too. :-)
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@congaree Thank you so much, John. I am glad you have gotten to know her through what I write and post. I wanted that as I have never experienced anything like this before and what a great place to share it.

You are very welcome, John. I love Charleston seen through your photos. It is so beautiful there. I love the flowers and gardens and you know I love the homes there as well. I am glad that you have made photo cards from your photos as they are wonderful to share with friends and family. I have made two photo cards to date and plan to make many more. I do not like how Walgreens processes my photos as they darken them too much, but love how the cards come out now that I have made the two. I will have to look back and see what I have for my Mom for Mother's Day as it is soon. We do not have much in flowers here as the drought has taken a huge toll on so much that should be growing and flourishing right now. Take care.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Thanks, Darlene. I buy blank note cards at the office supply store for my photo cards. Have done this for years off and on.

I certainly hope your drought ends. I have been reading about it and I know it's awful to see everything so bare and brown when so much should normally be growing this time of year. We have had a normal year for rain but had a record amount this weekend. There is always a danger of flooding here in Charleston, especially since it is so low at sea level and particularly at high tide.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
She has such a character, sounds like a chatterbox too. Nice collage Darlene
posted April 22nd, 2014  
a wonderful fun capture,love it.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
You have a unique relationship and it is fun to see the photos.
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Lovely captures,Darlene!!
posted April 22nd, 2014  
Great capture!
posted April 22nd, 2014  
I wonder why she walks in front! She isn't trying to lead you up the garden path is she? Or to Mork?
posted April 22nd, 2014  
@congaree Ooops, did I put my foot in my mouth, so to speak. Have been unhappy with the local Walgreens processing of my photos so use the blank card they have on their site and put my photos on there and type what I want to since my handwriting is not the best. The two I had done recently came out really nice. I should have made two of each to keep one so I know what I did and what I said. I was going to get into making cards with my photos at home, bought envelopes and fun paper at the craft store and was going to make fancy edges like my cousin does but they are no longer selling the things to make the fancy edges. How do you attach your photos? I do our annual Christmas photo through Walgreens and they always come out great so I am stumped at the problems with the single photos.

I hope our drought ends too. We got no rain today though only 30% chance was predicted. A friend is in the mountains and shared a video of very mild snow coming down. You are right, it is really bad to see things so dry and not see much if any rain in site. You are lucky to have had the rain you needed and the extra over the weekend. I hope you do not flood. This has been one crazy year of weather. Talked to a relative in Washington today and they are getting a little rain, not much but more than we have gotten. They also see rivers and areas of water lower than they have seen before. Doing the rain dance here.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
@claireuk You are so right, Claire. She is personality plus and loves to talk. I will have to email you a clip of video of her. You should be able to open it and see her. I can only email so much though as it only lets me do so much. I need to get back to youtube and post more of her. Thank you so much, Claire.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
@skippysue Thank you very much, Suze.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
@carolmw Thank you so much, Carol.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
@elisasaeter Thank you very much, Elisabeth.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
@maggiemae I am not sure why she likes to be in front but she announces all of us as we walk. She sometimes stops and we get ahead of her and she catches up or she swims and gets something to drink and has to catch up. She is a sweetheart. I wish Mork was around. Makes me wonder if she misses him or knows what happened if that is at all possible.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
two great shots! I love the one with the wings out best...the shadow on it is super
posted April 23rd, 2014  
@vickisfotos Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Vicki. Mindy was having a really good day and kept putting her wings out like that as we walked and she ran some. She was really happy.
posted April 23rd, 2014  
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