Primping and Preening

This morning I checked the blogs I routinely follow and saw a lovely picture of a Sole Duck posted by Joe over at Short & Tweet Bird Reports.  (You can visit his site by clicking on the link on the side of this page.)  When I saw his photo I thought, “I want to take some duck pictures too.”  So, despite the drizzle, I dragged my family off on a hike along the river.  Actually, this was already in our weekend plans, but seeing Joe’s photo made the outing all the more alluring.

While we were hiking we saw a beaver, a turtle, a couple of snakes, a heron, a cluster of cormorants (on a rock instead of their usual tree), some Canada Geese, and a pair of Mallard Ducks.  The ducks were busy primping and preening and refused to sit still so I could focus better!

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I never realized that Mallards had a lovely patch of blue beneath their wings.

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A lovely time was had by all!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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