May 29, 2019 § Leave a comment
I hadn’t made it to the pond proper yet. Fifty feet from a small bog this side of the pond, I spied a royal blue band edged with white in the shadowy bark close to the intersection. Cars zooming by both ways. Using the 10x zoom lens, I discovered a mama Mallard… …and six ducklings! Four under wing and two in the water. With a Red-winged Blackbird standing sentry.
Have an adventure this week! ~ xo Pierr
May 1, 2019 § 4 Comments
March, April, May, Lisa’s old apple tree is the place to be.
Tend your favorite. Welcome, May! ~ xo Pierr
April 18, 2019 § Leave a comment
Came to the pond thinking I’d see the Canada geese again. A flurry of activity on this overcast day. Red-winged Blackbirds everywhere calling and showing off their red and yellow wing bars. Prepping for the ladies yet to arrive?Near or far, in or out of focus, they’re easy to spot.Mallard is ready. You ready?All ready.Here’s to an exciting week of readiness. ~ xo Pierr
April 9, 2019 § 4 Comments
My new neighbors are very friendly. They came right over the instant they saw me.A little disappointed maybe that I hadn’t brought any treats with me. Evidently this couple is used to human generosity found at the public park ponds. I wouldn’t presume to know their diet. I only wish I’d thought to tidy up the place before they arrived. Fortunately he or she knew better than to nibble on that plastic bag clip. What a handsome couple. Together for life. I can’t wait to greet their family.Have a wonderful week of welcome. ~ xo Pierr
March 27, 2019 § 4 Comments
Here’s to a week full of SONG ! (click ‘song’) xo ~ Pierr
March 20, 2019 § 12 Comments
Happy SPRING EQUINOX!! Look at that sky…I really was expecting the pond to be teaming with water birds. But nope. Far from it. Obviously haven’t visited in a while. We had a record-breaking days-in-a-row of snowfall in February. So I guess the pond will need a few more warm ones like this to bring it out of the deep freeze. I’m not familiar with snowy winters, having grown up in Seattle where maybe once every seven years we’d get a few days with snow enough to build a snowman and an igloo before it melted. They sure got it this year! More records.
What I love about living inland is its four definite seasons. Today is the first day of Spring. I’ll watch the ice melt for now, knowing soon I’ll see ripple-makers all over this pond.Here’s to a week of sweet anticipation. xo ~ Pierr