Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Herds

It rained on St Paul today. It was a lot of rain, even some hail, and moved the tennis session inside to Fort Snelling, where it was dry, but a little noisy from the rain beating on the bubble. The tennis was fun, but the weather made the acquisition of suitable photos for blogging just too hard. These are from last weekend.

On a walk at Crosby Farm, these curious deer were close enough to get into a photographic frame. There were three of them, a doe and two first year fawns. They stayed around long enough to get their photos taken then thought better of the situation and bounded off.


And a slightly larger herd, but this time of Segway "vehicles." They were practicing their skills in the area around the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. I caught them gathering together for a conference of some kind. You don't often see a herd of Segways of this size even in the wild. It might have been these guys.


The signs of autumn are growing more numerous in Minnesota. It has been a nice long spell of above normal weather, but soon the kingdom of winter will begin to prevail.

5 comments:

Santini said...

That's the biggest herd of Segway's I've ever seen. (Slight chuckle.) Though they do seem to gather on Gasparilla Island in the winter -- I've seen smaller groups of them there.

Deer photos are getting to be too easy to get. I think that means something.

BDE said...

Last week when my friend Bonnie and I planned to walk through Crosby Park it was deer hunting season (bow and arrows!). I hope you did not have to duck any arrows aimed at deer nearby.

Jimi said...

Thanks for the warning, BDE. The deer hunt is scheduled for October 19-21 and November 9-11 in Crosby Farm, archery only. I'll watch for signs when I go in search of herds of various kinds. They say that the park will be closed those days.

Emily said...

I think those Segways may be some sort of history tour? I've seen them around before, and it always seems so silly Why not just walk?

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