Sunday, April 20, 2008

Camo and Colors

Last year we raised 6 ducklings just for fun. We took them off the hands of a friend who took them off the hands of the county ag agent after the June Dairy Breakfast. What fun we had watching those little fuzz balls turn into full grown Mallard ducks. We lost a few to predators once we turned them loose on our pond, but in the end two survived, one male and one female, and hung around until well into November. Now this spring we have a pair of Mallard ducks at our campout spot; they hang around pecking at the gravel driveway and basically exploring the same territory that our ducks explored last year. We believe that Camo (female) and Colors (male) are back. Typically we have geese hang around our front yard, but in 11 years I can't remember one time that a pair of ducks mingled in our yard. We've had ducks before, they're just much more skittish than these two. So without further ado, here are our ducks.

I couldn't help but take a few pictures of spring greenery popping up everywhere.

Fast growing Bleeding Heart - it's amazing to watch it grow inches daily

Red Poppy - always blooming for my June birthday

Sedum coming up in the rock garden under the bird feeder - often called Live Forever

Spring Green sunglasses - making the world spring alive