My Adventure: Geese, Ducks, Path, the Dam

Today is Easter morning, and it was so good this morning to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and our life in Christ. As I am now at home relaxing in Him, I want to share with you one of my adventures about a week ago. I walked across the Coon Rapids Dam and along the Mississippi River. I will give you just a few of the photos I took along the way. This is Mr. Canada geese–very common in Minnesota.

I also saw these Mallard ducks. I don’t know why but the female always takes the lead. It is a picture of our backward culture, since the male (the husband) is to be the head of the wife (Eph. 5:23), though I suppose he can lead from the back.

Part of the way along the river is quite treacherous. But that is part of the adventure.

This is the Coon Rapids Dam, in Coon Rapids Minnesota. There is a walking path above the dam. On a windy day when you walk across you will feel sprinkles of water from the water falls.

Out for A Walk

The beginning of my walk is through the trees.

This is a favorite trail for couples.

I veered off the main trail to walk along the creek. Just two weeks ago it was iced over.

This looks like the work of beavers, but I haven’t seen one yet. Maybe they work during the night.

It’s very grassing along the creek. The Spring and Autumn is the best time to walk here. In the summer it is almost impossible with the grass being so tall and thick.

Spring Thaw Brings the Ducks

It isn’t technically Spring yet, but this day was very Spring-like.

This is the only place on this small lake where there is water for the ducks to play. There is an underwater current here that melts the ice and draws the ducks.

Most of the walking path is dry and free of snow and ice. Soon all the snow will melt.