First, I walked in the woods, but it was rather lonely and unexciting. So I turned around and headed towards the water.
The lake glimmered in the bright sunshine - not bad for a February afternoon! I came upon a gaggle of Canada Geese and as soon as they saw me and Dagny the dog, they started to honk. I couldn't help but laugh. Dagny's ears perked up (she loves birds) and I slowly pulled out my camera. This only aggravated the geese more, and one by one they jumped into the water. The last one on the shore decided to make a safer airborne getaway!
The honking continued while I snapped some shots. Then, realizing that the nearby residents may have had enough of the commotion, I continued on my walk.
Next, I spotted three Mallard Ducks; one male and two female. It wasn't until I studied this photo that I realized just how pretty Mrs. Mallard is. Sure, she's not as flashy as her beau, but she is undoubtedly a very pretty bird. And I love how the ripples in the water compliment the pattern in her feathers.
Of course, Mr. Mallard is a dashing fellow. I love the striking yellow bill, iridescent green head, white ring around the neck and the rich brown on his breast. And in addition, he has the cutest tail feather curls! What a handsome fella!
I bid adieu to Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and thanked them for trusting me and my furry friend.
And to you, please feel free to download this happy photo and quote by Mr. Thoreau.