A stroll in the Wissahickon, minus leash and sporting equipment and finding robins


A few brave souls ventured into the Wissahickon yesterday. Couple of dog-walkers, several X-country skiers (inspired by the Olympics, perhaps - anybody see Charlotte Kalla's unbelievable finish in the women's 4x5K relay???), one intrepid bicyclist (icyclist?) and a handful of others without leash or sporting equipment. Just there to enjoy the scenery, although that became increasingly difficult as the sun went in and the temperature went down. Walking in narrow, icy ruts was challenging, too.

It was very beautiful, if cold, and it was wonderful to see so many robins, looking well-fed, rustling around whatever water was moving. Spring will come. Someday.