Devou Park is located in Covington, Kentucky, right across the Ohio river from Cincinnati. The park is nestled up in the hills, so it is well known for its view of the Cincinnati skyline.
Clancy and I headed to Devou Park last month and, because the skies turned the dreary gray that is so typical of the Midwest in the 15 minutes it took to get from our house to the park, the views were not much to look at while we were there. But, it's still a pretty park, and I really liked this view from the park's Drees Pavilion, where a class was learning about Northern Kentucky history at the time of our visit.
In spite of the lousy weather, I did enjoy the early signs of spring that dotted the landscape.
I tried to get a picture of Clancy at the Pavilion but, as is his way, he once again refused to look at the camera.
Since our trip to Devou didn't pan out too well, I decided to add in some ducks Clancy and I have befriended at our local park for my D post. These guys live in our township park and, since we walk there regularly, I've become very attached to them.
They make me laugh because they are extremely suspicious of Clancy, even though he has never shown any interest in them and in fact has never had any interest in chasing other animals at all. But whenever Clancy and I approach, one of the ducks sounds a warning call to the others, and they all high-tail it in to the water. I can't help but laugh because they look so cute and funny when they are waddling away. There's no question they are more graceful in the water.
During the winter the park is home to a large flock of geese, but I think they've moved back to their northern home now. Clancy is just as glad to see them go, as he is terrified of the geese. His fear stems from an incident a few years ago when the whole flock took off in formation just as we walked past them. Clancy jumped a foot, and has never forgotten the incident. He believes in giving the geese plenty of space.
He's fine with the ducks though, and I always look forward to seeing them on our walks.
Also, it's the first Wednesday of the month which means Alex J Cavanaugh is holding the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Insecurity is never far from reach for me, so at the moment I am insecure about being able to finish the A-Z Challenge! I had such good intentions for writing all of the posts in advance, but I think I will be a "put everything off to the last minute" person until I am in the grave. It's a terrible habit, but somehow it always seems to work out. Here's hoping it will again.
Thanks as always to Alex for hosting the group!