Turkey Vultures, Waiting

Turkey Vultures .

They are sitting at the playground and picnic area of Alum Creek Dam Park in Ohio. Although I’ve returned home to the Burgh I wanted to post these photos. They look a bit ominous to me.

On the swing set
The garbage can
Atop the picnic shelter
On the roof

..the pleasantest thing ever a child can do!

The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Maura on the swing

Maura at 5 1/2 finally learns to pump

 

It wasn’t that long ago  (201o) that it was her sister Anna on the blog