I was focusing my camera on the distant ducks when this little guy motored into my field of vision. He was fast. I don’t think I’ve seen a Pied-billed Grebe before. Fun.
Wait. Why in the world is this beautiful creature called Wood Duck?! It should be called the Da Vinci Duck, the Van Gogh Duck, or the Renoir Duck, because it is such a masterpiece of contrasting colours and vibrant tones. Pure beauty.
Raindrops on the creek.
Wild strawberry leaf with raindrops.
Snails in water
Snails on cattails stalks.
Wild duck eggs.
Thanks to the younger, sharper eyes of my companion, we spotted this wild duck nest, looking like it floated on the very water.
After the rain was mostly over, I went to the woods.
A bracket fungus?
This one oak tree branch ended in a symphony of intricate bends. In a lush green.
Oh oak tree!
We may not have a show of blooms in this part of the world just yet, but there is plenty of colour, and there are even some exotic specimens.
Bear in the field
A bend in the creek
The Red Osier Dogwood branches have always been one of my favourites.
Coral spot fungus, and moss
There is bright colour and loveliness if you know where to look…