Thursday, July 26, 2007

Drake Park

The Deschutes River continues past the Old Mill District and forms Mirror Pond in the center of downtown Bend. For obvious reasons it is a popular gathering place for people as well as ducks and geese. And you know what people can't resist doing when they encounter friendly "wild" animals!

Periodically the "wild" fowl have to be rounded up and moved, otherwise the grass and water becomes over-fertilized! Fowl takes on a whole new meaning!

That's the back of my friend John, another transplanted Aussie, who was visiting from Texas. Think he was a bit overcome because it wasn't raining!

7 comments:

Annie said...

Pretty river walkway, a perfect place for an outing (for humans and geese and ducks too, as you say). Doesn't the sun shine more consistently this time of year?

M.Benaut said...

Nothing wrong with duck poo, so long as you don't walk it in to the house !!!

drpack said...

Problem is, it can get so thick there is no where to sit down ... tracking it into the house isn't as bad as sitting on it and spreading it that way!
And have you seen how much poo a duck or goose can produce? Must be a business venture there!

Mme Benaut said...

We have wild ducks visit occasionally D, so we have some idea. Still, it looks like it was a stunning day to spend in such a beautiful place, aptly named Drake Park

travelphilippines said...

very nice park. love the riverrr.

Lavenderlady said...

I remember this. Lovely place.

Anonymous said...

Drake Park is very nice but there is too much goose and duck poop and it is very infectious and grose to walk around the poop on the side walk. It is in the grass and everywhere! This is a huge problem and the city NEEDS to do something!